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“A writer is someone who is interested in all the arts, in politics, and of course the psychology of people. Someone passionate about everything.”
– Susan Sontag, Radio France Interview (“Regarding Susan Sontag,” from HBO)

An excerpt from the latest book by Taylor Marsh:

…This is the heart of infidelity – physical lust and longing that are separate from love. Having the ability to live in the eye of passion blocking all else out, not allowing the complications of feelings and emotions to enter the arena of desire. Nothing exists but two human animals finding their way to erotic release. Carnality can catch you up in its vortex where you find yourself doing things you never dreamed of before. Sexual acts of unbounded moral lethality or unlimited imagination can take you over a pleasure cliff you never knew existed, and over which you feel you have no control. When an affair is moored in the physical alone, no earthly responsibilities attached, the escape works like a narcotic. It becomes an obsession, and is equally as deadly as any drug. […]

FCC Classifies Internet Broadband as Public Utility, a Win for Democracy & Freedom

Tom Wheeler, the commission chairman, said the F.C.C. was using “all the tools in our toolbox to protect innovators and consumers” and preserve the Internet’s role as a “core of free expression and democratic […]

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Republicans Fight Legal D.C. Weed, While Mayor Bowser Keeps Voter Faith

As Thursday dawns on the nation’s capital, marijuana will be a legal intoxicant, though Washington will not be Amsterdam, or even Denver. There will be no pot shops, no open-air smoking, but at least […]

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Giuliana Rancic, Zendaya and the Politics of Hair and Race *Updated*

“I feel like she smells like patchouli oil and weed.” – Giuliana Rancic

THE EPISODE of E! Fashion Police was hilarious and rocking, complete with giving the Academy hell for slighting Joan Rivers. Then Giuliana […]

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A Brit’s View: MPs Cash For Lobbying Row

You’d think they’d know by now wouldn’t you. Two of the most experienced MPs in Britain’s parliament have been caught out by yet another sting operation perpetrated by The Telegraph and Channel 4’s “Dispatches” […]

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Clinton Taps Lean In Territory, as Hillary Haters Gear Up

[Allison Howard, chairwoman of the political science department at Dominican University in San Rafael] says Clinton’s address will allow “that gathering of influential people, who will talk to their circle of friends” to get […]

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Patricia Arquette Speech Touches Off Wave *Updated*

“Tonight we honor Hollywood’s best and whitest, sorry I mean brightest.” – Neil Patrick Harris

THE QUOTE above came in the first few minutes on Sunday night and for Neil Patrick Harris it was pretty […]

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It’s the Oscars

EVERYONE has their favorites, with the rumble underneath it all the whiteness of the night. Slights are held as grudges up to a point, but once everyone puts on their best designer, it’s […]

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A Brit’s View: The Telegraph Goes to War

This was inevitable, right? The Daily Telegraph gets bashed from pillar to post after Peter Oborne’s public denouncing of editorial policy being tailored towards advertisers, so the newspaper rounds on its critics by throwing […]

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Rudy, The Worst of American Politics, Scott Walker Embraces

“I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America. He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He […]

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