Culture & Arts
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Thinking through Nike and Kaepernick

Culture | Profits are driving Nike, but what should drive our response? 
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/07/18, 03:33 pm

As the NFL season begins this weekend, Nike has thrown gasoline on the heated debate over athletes’ national anthem protests with an ad campaign starring Colin Kaepernick.

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Restorative justice and #MeTooSoon

Arts | Audiences aren’t ready for accused abusers to return to work
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/31/18, 04:43 pm

In a November 2017 statement of regret for his sexual misconduct, comedian Louis C.K. concluded by saying, “I will now step back and take a long time to listen.”

The “long time,” audiences learned this week, lasted about nine months. Louis C.K. returned to the stage Sunday night with a 15-minute stand-up comedy routine at the famed Comedy Cellar in New York, and most critics agree it was a bad idea.

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How the #MeToo movement is growing up

Arts | A court ruling and new accusations push for deeper change
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/24/18, 03:59 pm

Almost one year into its existence, the #MeToo movement’s leaders are still working to turn outcry into action. They hit a potential setback this week when Italian actress and filmmaker Asia Argento, one of the first public faces of the movement, faced accusations that she sexually assaulted a 17-year-old boy in 2013.

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