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3:25pm

Wed March 21, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Truth: The theatrical tragedy of Mike Daisey

Oh, what a mess.

By now you’ve heard about the dust up over the This American Life episode that aired this weekend— “Retraction”— in which the show did the unprecedented. It took back a story it had aired on the grounds that some of the material turned out not to be factual. You may have also seen the story arc for the past few days of Mike Daisey, the monologist whose work is at the center of it all.

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2:00pm

Tue March 20, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Oakland holds town hall meeting with Too Short

Last month, a controversial video was posted on the website XXL with Oakland rapper Too $hort offering some questionable (and not to mention illegal) advise to young boys once they “start feeling a certain way about girls.”

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4:57pm

Mon March 19, 2012
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When people of color go missing

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The gist of a report released yesterday regarding how authorities handled the case of Mitrice Richardson, a young woman found dead almost two years ago in a Malibu canyon, dealt with poor communication between agencies after her body was found, not with how her disappearance was handled or the decisions that led up to it.

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3:00pm

Thu March 15, 2012
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While Controversial, ‘Kony 2012′ Has Put Focus On Atrocities

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The arguments continue over the merits of the viral video and Kony 2012 social media blitz that this week have exploded onto the Web.

But what can’t be debated is that millions of Americans, many of them young people, now know about Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony and know a little bit more about the years of civil war in Northern Uganda.

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3:00pm

Wed March 14, 2012
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Surprisingly, ‘Shahs of Sunset’ Sheds Some Light

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If you missed the premiere of Bravo’s “Shahs of Sunset” on Monday, you’re not alone. I did, as did another colleague who was planning to watch. Perhaps ethnic reality TV has become less of a must-see. Not that most of these shows have been must-sees in the first place, though some have tried harder than others.

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