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Cherilyn Parsons
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Cherilyn Parsons is a writer who lives in Berkeley, Calif. She has published feature stories and essays in the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Online Journalism Review, New York Newsday, and… Read more

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A Theory of the Young-Girl
Book Review

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A slim, shattering book by a French collective called Tiqqun shows us the “Young-Girl” in everyone in consumer society -- experiencing ourselves almost entirely as commodities to be valorized and marketed.A slim, shattering book by a French collective called Tiqqun shows us the “Young-Girl” in everyone in consumer society—almost entirely as commodities to be valorized and marketed.

A Night of Hope in Berkeley
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It wasn’t quite Berkeley in 1964, but it wanted to be, and that might be the ultimate significance of the thousands-strong gathering Tuesday night in Sproul Plaza on the Cal campus.The Occupy movement, which has kept apart from other social movements, reached back and grabbed onto the past.

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Cherilyn Parsons is a writer who lives in Berkeley, Calif. She has published feature stories and essays in the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Online Journalism Review, New York Newsday, and literary anthologies. She taught in USC’s School of Business Administration for several years and her writing focuses on books, travel, journalism and human rights; she is finishing a novel set partly in Tibet. As a professional fundraising consultant she has raised millions of philanthropic dollars for various nonprofit journalism ventures, most notably the Center for Investigative Reporting, which she was instrumental in growing from a staff of 6 people to 70.

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