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In Ma, Octavia Spencer’s character offers up her basement to teenagers for partying. The kids are clearly underage, but Ma is more than happy to supply the booze. I watched major parts of this film with ill-suppressed laughter. Read more

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Living in Point Loma often means dealing with rent hikes and property management companies not particularly interested in managing anything. Read more

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No, this isn’t about to be yet another down-with-the-patriarchy piece; I don’t lament or call for shit that’s never going to happen. Read more

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I’ve spent some time recently dealing with the continuous obstacles of getting a seat at the table in influential industries, as well as the paycheck that’s supposed to come with that shit. Read more

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In December, the oversized toddler in the White House signed the 2018 Farm Act and removed industrial hemp (cannabis with less than 0.3 percent THC) from the Schedule I controlled substances classification. Read more

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I believe, however, there’s always a bigger lesson to be had when shit escalates. We should be horrified at how easy it was for these sociopaths to drag so many people into their scams. Read more

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"I’m pretty sure the most effective treatment for her migraines is going to have THC in it.” And with that comment to my mother from my neurologist, my dreams of working for the Justice Department died a swift death. I was 12 years old. Read more

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It’s been 20 years since I graduated. I still have no idea when the hell that happened. On the one hand, it may explain why I’m swiftly turning into a snarkier version of my mama. Read more

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There’s this proffered belief that heterosexual, cis-gendered and white folks are the real marginalized people in modern America. Read more

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My favorite January moment, however, came courtesy of rapper Cardi B. Weeks into the shutdown, Cardi B posted a video expressing her feelings about the situation. Read more

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Dear KonMari Method Bandwagoners, keep away from my book stacks. Anyone quoting “30 books” at me as the magic number to literary happiness is asking to be stabbed. Read more

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On New Year’s Day, I went to lunch with a friend and jokingly asked what their goals were for the beginning of 2019. Their answer? They needed to identify all the stresses in their life. Read more

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I’m more of an introspective type of person than retrospective. As the year ends, however, it can’t hurt to talk about something we should all leave behind in 2018: insincere apologies. Read more

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Recently, a radio station pulled “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” from rotation because the lyrics upset a few listeners. Other stations followed suit and now the #MeToo campaign against sexual assault and rape is being blamed for the uproar. Read more

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It’s up to all of us to make our representatives act right and work to meet our needs at every stage of the process. Read more

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The version of freethinking West subscribes to is rooted in willful ignorance and a disdain toward the educated. Read more

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Since it’s still the age of false equivalence—where anti-blackness campaigns once again masquerade as mere social commentary and debate—I think it’s a good time for a chat. Read more

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Well, America ’murica’d again and while we all watched in dismay, 45 was too busy dragging toilet paper around behind him in public. Read more

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I have a chronic condition that likes to rear its head and wreak havoc on my life a few times a month. Read more

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Rodney Anderson Jr. had a moment of realization watching Game of Thrones. “All I’ve seen us as is pirates and slaves.” He wondered, “why isn’t there a great house of people with a more ethnic point of origin?” Read more

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