In online comments and over email, I was called a prostitute and the C-word. J. B. Handley, a critic of childhood vaccination and the founder of the autism group Generation Rescue, affiliated with the actress Jenny McCarthy, sent me an essay titled, “Paul Offit Rapes (intellectually) Amy Wallace and Wired Magazine.” In it, he implied that my subject had slipped me a date-rape drug. Later, an anti-vaccine website Photoshopped my head onto the body of a woman in a strapless dress who sat next to Dr. Offit at a festive dinner table. The main course? A human baby.
Amy Wallace — who in 2009 wrote a cover story for Wired magazine about the anti-vaccine movement and profiled Paul Offit, a leading proponent of vaccines for children — from Life as a Female Journalist: Hot or Not? - NYTimes.com (via nickturse)

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This morning’s fog #latergram #nofilter #nyc

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This morning’s fog #latergram #nofilter #nyc

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Ever wonder what your state was the best at being the worst at?  Does it lead the other 49 in cocaine use? Bestiality? Corruption?  Poor health?  Wonder no more thanks to this map created by Jeff Wysacki of Pleated-Jeans.com.
Thanks WaPo!
(via The best worst U.S. map ever)

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Ever wonder what your state was the best at being the worst at?  Does it lead the other 49 in cocaine use? Bestiality? Corruption?  Poor health?  Wonder no more thanks to this map created by Jeff Wysacki of Pleated-Jeans.com.

Thanks WaPo!

(via The best worst U.S. map ever)

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A Turkish riot policeman uses tear gas as people protest against the destruction of trees in a park brought about by a pedestrian project, in Taksim Square in central Istanbul May 28, 2013. REUTERS/Osman Orsal  (via Editor’s choice | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters)

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A Turkish riot policeman uses tear gas as people protest against the destruction of trees in a park brought about by a pedestrian project, in Taksim Square in central Istanbul May 28, 2013. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (via Editor’s choice | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters)

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“I found myself tearing up, gagging at times, as I turned the pages.” 
This generally isn’t what you like to read to begin a review of your book.  But I couldn’t be happier, more humbled, or more moved with the review of Kill Anything That Moves by wartime aid worker-turned-reporter Tom Fox in America magazine.  The piece is personal and poignant and concludes: “Kill Anything That Moves should become mandatory reading in all U.S. history classes and in classrooms where warfare is taught. But can we face the dark side of our military policies? Can we, as a nation, learn from the past? I am not optimistic. Reading this book and then passing it along could possibly pave the way. We owe this much to the ghosts of wars past and those to come.” 

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“I found myself tearing up, gagging at times, as I turned the pages.” 

This generally isn’t what you like to read to begin a review of your book.  But I couldn’t be happier, more humbled, or more moved with the review of Kill Anything That Moves by wartime aid worker-turned-reporter Tom Fox in America magazine.  The piece is personal and poignant and concludes: “Kill Anything That Moves should become mandatory reading in all U.S. history classes and in classrooms where warfare is taught. But can we face the dark side of our military policies? Can we, as a nation, learn from the past? I am not optimistic. Reading this book and then passing it along could possibly pave the way. We owe this much to the ghosts of wars past and those to come.” 

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Sunrise on Flickr.
Even if it is snowing outside your window - just a reminder that spring is on the way.

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Sunrise on Flickr.

Even if it is snowing outside your window - just a reminder that spring is on the way.

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Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year Marion Cotillard at the parade honoring her in Cambridge, MA on Thursday, 31 January.

And now for something completely different, the latest goings on at Harvard…

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Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year Marion Cotillard at the parade honoring her in Cambridge, MA on Thursday, 31 January.

And now for something completely different, the latest goings on at Harvard…

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110 years of title cards [x]

1902 - 2012 

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Indira lives with her parents, brother, and sister near Kathmandu in Nepal. Her house has only one room, with one bed and one mattress. At bedtime, the children share the mattress on the floor. Indira is seven years old and has worked at the local granite quarry since she was three. Indira works five or six hours a day and then helps her mother with household chores. Her favorite food is noodles. She also attends school, which is 30 minutes’ walk away. She does not mind working at the quarry but would prefer to be playing.
From James Mollison’s Where Children Sleep, which collects his images from 18 countries.
For more see from the series check out Mother Jones.

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Indira lives with her parents, brother, and sister near Kathmandu in Nepal. Her house has only one room, with one bed and one mattress. At bedtime, the children share the mattress on the floor. Indira is seven years old and has worked at the local granite quarry since she was three. Indira works five or six hours a day and then helps her mother with household chores. Her favorite food is noodles. She also attends school, which is 30 minutes’ walk away. She does not mind working at the quarry but would prefer to be playing.

From James Mollison’s Where Children Sleep, which collects his images from 18 countries.

For more see from the series check out Mother Jones.

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