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The magic of "I appreciate you" 🪄

📰 This is the Rubesletter from Matt Ruby (comedian, writer, and the creator of Vooza). Sign up to get it in your inbox weekly. I appreciate you. I love that phrase. And I like how it’s become something…

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Shit Holidays Newsletter #19

Welcome to another Shit Holidays newsletter. This week, we skip over to Scotland to examine Edinburgh. If you have mates who are keen to stay up-to-date with all our content, get them to subscribe at this…

29 Jun 2022
Shit Towns & Holidays by Rick Furphy and Geoff Rissole
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The Obscurity of the Russian Soul

War has a way of testing abstract principles in all-too-concrete ways. It’s common to use the word “we” to indicate our belonging to a national or ethnic group. But the conditions under which we feel comfortable…

28 Jun 2022
Glenn Loury by Glenn Loury
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Now THAT Was A Congressional Hearing

I’m Michael A. Cohen, and this is Truth and Consequences: A no-holds-barred look at the absurdities, hypocrisies, and surreality of American politics. If you received this email - or you are a free subscriber…

28 Jun 2022
Truth and Consequences by Michael A. Cohen
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‘Sexual Wellness,’ Huh?

Twenty-four hours after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade — a decision that immediately outlawed abortion in states with trigger laws in place and jeopardized reproductive rights all over the US;…

28 Jun 2022
The Unpublishable by Jessica DeFino
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'What the Right Doesn't Get About the Labor Left'

The realignment of left and right is something that we talk about a lot on this podcast, as we try to make sense of the current moment. This political shakeup is producing new politics, new alliances,…

28 Jun 2022
Lean Out with Tara Henley by Tara Henley
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The prurient interest

Matthew Crawford died last week. He was 37 years old. The news of his death wouldn’t have made the national newspapers today had it not been for his previous appearances in their pages as a scapegoat,…

28 Jun 2022
Conquest of the Useless by Mic Wright
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Woke Authoritarianism and Corporate Abortion

Do they notice how much this feels like Woke Mussolini? Read more

28 Jun 2022
The Transom by Benjamin Domenech
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who's on judge mathis today? #230

plaintiff: don from topeka, kansas. don looks like rivers cuomo except with a beard, and that reference tells you everything you ever need to know about how old i am and the kind of music i listened to…

28 Jun 2022
bitches gotta eat! by samantha irby
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All Shook Up

The Nut Graf: Baz Luhrmann turns the life of Elvis Aaron Presley into a three-ring circus with more sensation than sense in “Elvis” (in theaters, **1/2 stars out of ****). But it’s got a good beat and…

28 Jun 2022
Ty Burr's Watch List by Ty Burr
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ZOOM with Bill McKibben

Here’s the ZOOM link for today at 2:30 EASTERN with Bill McKibben. A recording of the live conversation will be sent out to everyone on the paid list about 24 hours after the online gathering. We’ll be…

28 Jun 2022
The Cottage by Diana Butler Bass
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Get small

No news, just Roe Now that it’s been a few days, I want to check in on how we’re all doing re: Roe. Furious? Despondent? I still feel sort of numb, in part because the reality feels too big to take in —…

28 Jun 2022
Lorem Ipsum by Lorem Ipsum
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Republicans Don't Know Shit About Abortion

The people legislating women’s bodies have no fucking idea how they work On Monday, Yesli Vega—a Republican nominee for Congress in Virginia—suggested that pregnancy after rape is rare, and that a woman…

28 Jun 2022
All in Her Head by Jessica Valenti by Jessica Valenti
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The six best curmudgeons to follow on Instagram 😤

📰 This is the Rubesletter from Matt Ruby (comedian, writer, and the creator of Vooza). Sign up to get it in your inbox weekly. And check out my other newsletter too: Funny How: Letters to a Young Comedian…

🎧 Dear Danny: Will being beautiful help me as an artist?

Hey, New episode of Dear Danny for you: a loooooong answer about what it means to fret obsessively over your appearance, an ironically roundabout answer (ft. two unrelated stories) about how to be a better…

28 Jun 2022
Maybe Baby by Haley Nahman
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Is the Art World Art?, and More

All books have become antiquated in their material form. As a result, the printed book becomes rarer and more important... more » On Liberty is a canonical text of classical liberalism, yet John Stuart…

28 Jun 2022
Arts & Letters Daily by The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Review: Electric Wizards: A Tapestry of Heavy Music 1968 to Present, by JR Moores

Hey guys, tomorrow afternoon in the Book Club section we’ll be discussing “The Open Boat,” Steven Crane’s classic short story. If you aren’t subscribed to the Book Club section this email won’t arrive…

28 Jun 2022
Freddie deBoer by Fredrik deBoer
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