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PRODUCE DEP’T.

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I've spent full months' worth of my life, possibly more than a year, washing and trimming and chopping vegetables.

From Hmm Weekly
On January 16, 2021

The Transformative Experience of Your Name Engraved Herein

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As much as we loudly proclaim marriage equality as the apex of queer rights, we also need to remember those forebears who took the chance to live as fully as they could, when they could, as they were.

From No Man Is an Island
On January 14, 2021

Pandora’s Stuff

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Is it alright if I leave some stuff at your place?

Pandora's box
From The Brick House Cooperative
On January 14, 2021

Cruz and AOC Said They Would Propose a Lobbying Ban. So What Happened?

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They got a lot of attention for agreeing to work together on a bill to close the revolving door, but they never actually did what they said they would.

From Sludge
On January 14, 2021

State Dad Always Wins

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Jimmy Vielkind of the Wall Street Journal discusses New York’s sorry vaccine rollout, and the state of Cuomo’s State of the State.

From FAQ NYC
On January 13, 2021

No One Ever Let Me Buy AirPods

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From Awry
On January 13, 2021

Zimbabwean Health in the Time of Pandemic

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Corruption in Zimbabwe’s health care system has resulted in public hospitals and clinics facing numerous challenges.

From Olongo Africa
On January 13, 2021

The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

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This week's newsletter makes peace with unsatisfying beverages.

Beatrix Potter drawing of toads having a tea party
From The Brick House Cooperative
On January 13, 2021

MR. WRONG: Put A Cork In It

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I LIKE TO drink wine more than I used to. Anyway, I’m drinking more. I know it’s January, and a lotta people like to “dry out” and not drink any wine, or beer, or liquor, or that new-style juice that’s fizzy water with hooch in it, and have a “Dry January,” or “Dryuary,” for fuck’s […]

From Hmm Weekly
On January 13, 2021

Fascism Goes To School

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Before Benito Mussolini became Italy’s fascist dictator, he worked as a schoolteacher.

From Tasteful Rude
On January 12, 2021

SANDWICH RECIPES DEP’T.

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Recipes for anachronistic but entirely executable sandwiches

From Hmm Weekly
On January 12, 2021

Review: Cracks And Glimmers Photography

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When a guest stepped on some bricks, Sun joked that 'Tripping is part of the exhibition!'

From No Man Is an Island
On January 12, 2021

DNC Finally Releases Rules for Next Week’s Chair Election

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Sludge obtained two memos sent by the DNC to national members outlining the election rules for the next party chair.

From Sludge
On January 11, 2021

Heroes!

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🎶 We could be heroes / just for one 13 days 🎶

From The Brick House Cooperative
On January 11, 2021

Jack Pendarvis’s Moby-Dick

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'Tell those sharks to be — to calm down!'

From Popula
On January 11, 2021

Troubleshooting Prophecy

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the earth shakes, splits and shatters

From Preachy
On January 11, 2021

HOW DID YOU SLEEP LAST NIGHT? Mike Sheffield, Utah

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“I have made major decisions in my life because of my dreams,” he told me.

From Hmm Weekly
On January 9, 2021

The Tea Party Origins of ‘Stop the Steal’

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The pro-Trump protests were the culmination of over a decade of investment in conservative groups by the right-wing Koch network and large corporations.

From Sludge
On January 8, 2021

Plant of the Month: January 2021

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the tiny, spindly yellow petals of witch hazel begin blooming

From Preachy
On January 8, 2021

Echo

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What comes to mind when you talk of echo?

From Olongo Africa
On January 8, 2021

Founding Editors

Maria Bustillos

is a journalist and critic whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Guardian, the Los Angeles TimesHarper’s, the Times Literary Supplement, ESPN, Bloomberg, VICEGawkerThe Awl, and elsewhere. She writes the public editor column for MSNBC at the Columbia Journalism Review.

Christina M. Greer

is an associate professor of Political Science and American Studies at Fordham University (Lincoln Center Campus), and the author of Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream (Oxford University Press, 2013). She’s also the politics editor at The Grio, a columnist for The Amsterdam News and a political commentator on MSNBC and NY1.

Myriam Gurba

is a writer and artist. She is the author of the true-crime memoir Mean, a New York Times editors’ choice, ranked by O, the Oprah Magazine as one of the best LGBTQ books of all time. Her essays and criticism have appeared in the Paris Review, time.com, and 4Columns. She has shown art in galleries, museums, and community centers.

Brian Hioe

is a founding editor of New Bloom, an online magazine covering activism and youth politics in Taiwan and the Asia Pacific, founded in Taiwan in 2014 in the wake of the Sunflower Movement. He is a translator and journalist writing on social movements and politics.

Mike Kanin

is the publisher of the Texas Observer. He is the founding publisher of nonprofit local daily the Austin Monitor. His work has appeared in the Washington City Paper, the Washington Post’s Express, the Boston Herald, Boston’s Weekly Dig, the Austin Chronicle, and the Texas Observer. He’s also served as the Washington City Paper’s City Lights Editor and as the co-founding editor of Unfit Times.

Jason Adam Katzenstein

is a cartoonist and comedy writer for the New Yorker and Current Affairs. He is the illustrator of the graphic novel series Camp Midnight for Image Comics and the writer and illustrator of the autobiographical graphic novel Everything is an Emergency for HarperCollins.

Alex Brook Lynn

is a filmmaker and journalist living on the isle of Manhatta. She has written and produced video content for the Daily Beast, the New York Daily News, the New York Press, and Vice.

Joe Macleod

is creative director of Hmm Weekly.

David Moore

is a co-founder of Sludge, an investigative newsroom on systemic corruption, and was director of the Participatory Politics Foundation, a nonprofit organization that built open-source technology for civic engagement.

Tom Scocca

is the politics editor at Slate. He is a former editor of Gawker and Deadspin, and began his career at Baltimore City Paper and the New York ObserverHe is the author of Beijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the Capital City of the Future.

Donald Shaw

is an investigative journalist who focuses on special interests’ efforts to influence politicians and shape public policy. He analyzed campaign contributions at MapLight and was the editor of OpenCongress.

Harry Siegel

is the senior editor for opinion at the Daily Beast. He writes a weekly column for the New York Daily News, is a visiting fellow at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at NYU Silver School of Social Work, and teaches at the New School’s Journalism + Design program. His long career in journalism includes stints at the New York Sun, the New York Press, the Village Voice, and Politico. He is co-author (with his father Fred Siegel) of The Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York and the Genius of American Life.

Sunny Sone

is a writer and editor living in Austin, Texas. Sunny has worked as an archivist, a bookseller, and a city reporter, and is presently digital editor of the Texas Observer and co-founding editor of Preachy. Sunny writes to spread tenderness.

Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún

is a Nigerian writer, editor and linguist. His debut collection of poetry Edwardsville by Heart was published by Wisdom’s Bottom Press, Oxford, in 2018. His work has appeared in African Writer, Aké Review, Brittle Paper, the International Literary Quarterly, Enkare Review, Maple Tree Literary Supplement, PEN Transmissions, Jalada, Popula, Saraba Magazine, the Guardian, and ThisisAfrica, among others. He’s currently a Chevening Research Fellow at the British Library in London and was a Fulbright Scholar to the US in 2009.