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Adnan Syed

Adnan Syed Of Serial Is Getting A New Trial!

Serial fans rejoice! Adnan is getting a new trial!

Um, yuck.

Take The Cake: 'This American Life' Is Really Bad At Talking About Fat

Though there was useful commentary, deeply personal stories, and some incisive observations, my problem with the episode is that it ultimately repeats a harmful framework:
Fat people (nearly all women) were on trial and up for observation (their privacy already considered non-existent) — not the fatphobic bias that had so clearly shaped their lives.


Lindy West Talks Trolls On This American Life

Every writer has a writer's crush—a person they both want to hang out with and be; someone who, if they were to ever meet them in person,