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Tag: Tedx

‘A Closet Is No Place for a Person to Live’

Former diner server Ash Beckham uses a story about a child frankly questioning her gender to talk about the necessity that bears upon everyone—gay and straight alike—of having difficult conversations.

Posted on Nov 8, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


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Latinos: ‘We Need a National Leader’

An overwhelming 75 percent of Hispanics in the U.S. want someone to lead their community, but can’t put their finger on a candidate; two doctors are “astounded” as they look inside a chicken nugget; meanwhile, Fox News reportedly used counterintelligence tactics and fake online personas to change readers’ minds. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 READ MORE

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TED: ‘A Money-Soaked Orgy of Self-Congratulatory Futurism’

In the wake of a recent scandal over TED’s refusal to publish a talk about income inequality, Alex Pareene at Salon performs a neat takedown of the organization’s driving ethos. (Hint: It has to do with the “1 percent” that the Occupy movement is raging about.)

Posted on May 25, 2012 READ MORE

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