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Wed July 18, 2012

The Coming Out Of Frank Ocean

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In a weird way, all of the recent announcements by celebrities coming out are reminiscent of celebrity deaths, as they often come in waves. And they seem to have the same power to shock. With some, we know it’s coming, but others are a complete surprise. When TV personality Anderson Cooper finally decided to make his sexuality public, he confirmed many people’s suspicions, including most of us gays. And while Anderson Cooper’s coming out may have been anticipated, the one that wasn’t was the coming out of R&B singer Frank Ocean.

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Thu July 12, 2012

Young people seek political discourse online

Youth might not be going to the polls in vast numbers, but that doesn’t mean they don’t care about making change in their communities, and in the national issues that affect their lives.

According to a recent study by the MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics, youth are actively expressing their opinions on social and political issues through blogs and other social media.

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Mon July 9, 2012

Google on crusade to take down YouTube downloading sites

Video-to-download service youtube-mp3.org which has a reported four million unique visitors is now on the top of Google’s piracy list.

In a letter sent to the site’s owner by YouTube’s Associate Product Counsel Harris Cohen states that, “offering any kind of service that allows YouTube content to be downloaded (as opposed to simply streamed) is prohibited.”

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Tue June 26, 2012

Former Good Magazine writers think about Tomorrow

When the print/online hybrid magazine Good pulled a pivot this month and became a crowd-sourced aggregator instead it meant that its staff writers and editors were out of a job. Mildly ironic for a brand that had been building its identity around the idea of social good, but hey, the bottom line is what it is.

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Fri June 22, 2012

‘The Invisible War’ takes an unflinching look at military rape

2012 has become a year for earth-shaking documentaries. Eugene Jarecki’s The House I Live In stunned and angered me at Sundance this year and now The Invisible War – which also took its first bow in Park City – has done the same at this week’s Los Angeles Film Festival.

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