Tag: Changed

The ‘White People Stage’ Is Over: How Beyonce changed the Temperature at Coachella

Coachella music festival has developed a loyal audience known as a congregation of rich white kids. INDIO, Calif. — So much for the “white people stage.” That's how Vince Staples, the deeply skeptical Long Beach rapper, referred to the main stage of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival …

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1968: the year that changed America

The cliche says that if you can remember the Sixties, you weren’t really there. But Hendrik Hertzberg remembers the decade’s most explosive year very well indeed Where were you in the 1960s? And what were you? A toddler, a grade schooler, a teenager? A young adult? Were you already old enough to form your own …

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How the Gun Control Debate Has Changed Since Parkland

Parkland students lead an inclusive, multiracial movement. States are taking action. Will the federal government? They demanded government action on gun control, but got new backpacks instead. Survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, returned to school last week from spring break with new security measures, which some students said made them feel like prisoners. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school …

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Buried, altered, silenced: 4 ways government climate information has changed since Trump took office

After Donald Trump won the presidential election, hundreds of volunteers around the U.S. came together to “rescue” federal data on climate change, thought to be at risk under the new administration. “Guerilla archivists,” including ourselves, gathered to archive federal websites and preserve scientific data. But what has happened since? Did the data vanish? As of one year …

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Because ‘Nothing Has Changed Since Columbine,’ Students, Teachers Call for Nationwide School Walkouts

"The time to act is now." As families continue to grieve and hold funerals for the 17 victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., students and educators are calling for a nationwide day of action including school walkouts to protest lawmakers' deadly inaction on gun control legislation. The day set for the actions is …

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Blackwater and the Corporate Mercenaries who’ve changed the rules of war

Mercenaries have gone corporate. The United Nations Mercenary Convention, signed in 2001, defines and places limits on what constitutes mercenaries. Although there are notable holdouts, the position of the UN is that mercenarism is against international humanitarian law. But this hardly seems to matter because, by exploiting loopholes in international law along with some creative …

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How the ’60s Counterculture Changed the Washington Post

Spielberg's latest film tinkers with the truth in service of celebrating journalism. When I heard Ben Bradlee himself tell the story at the heart of Steven Spielberg’s new movie, The Post, he shook his head in disgust. In retirement, the former editor would occasionally hold forth in the Washington Post newsroom where I worked, retailing his favorite …

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The science and technology that changed America

America has been called a Christian nation, a conservative country, a progressive nation, the Great Satan, and a lot of other things. Some flattering, some accurate, and some at times insulting. But throughout the 20th century and into the new millennium, most would agree that America has been an unusually innovative nation. The basis of …

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How I Changed My Holiday Traditions to Match My Values

Five ways to celebrate without feeling financially and emotionally overwhelmed. Throughout my childhood, my paternal grandmother always made sure the family had a “good” Christmas. For her, that meant everyone received a gift—especially the children. We would meet at a relative’s house each year on Christmas Eve and at midnight exchange gifts. Money was often …

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Business Schools Produced the ‘Bros’ Who Blew up the Economy in 2008—Has Anything Changed Since Then?

The rush by business schools to embrace corporate responsibility may be little more than window dressing. Corporate misanthropes are nothing new, but Martin Shkreli is a special case. He became one of the most hated men in America for a while when he gained the rights to a lifesaving drug and then boosted the price by …

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