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Lego Is for Girls – BusinessWeek

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“The Power of Fear in Networked Publics”

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3quarksdaily: Rethinking Lawns

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George Lucas didn’t rape a goddamn thing. He GAVE me my childhood. He provided the fat, pale and sensitive boy I once was with a vibrant, imaginative and optimistic idea of what storytelling could be. George Lucas engineered a waking dream that evolved into an overwhelming desire to become a creator on my own right. I am where I am thanks, in great part, to George Lucas. I went to the University of Southern California film school because that’s where he went. I make TV, films and comics because he showed me that it is possible. If I should ever meet the guy, I will shake his hand and thank him… then go about my business… without making further eye contact.

My Year Without Star Wars

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Ruby, Ruby on Rails, and _why: The disappearance of one of the world’s most beloved computer programmers. – Slate Magazine

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Michael Symon’s Cleveland – The Huffington Post

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In the period up to roughly the thirteenth century, male bonding ceremonies were performed in churches all over the Mediterranean. These unions were sanctified by priests with many of the same prayers and rituals used to join men and women in marriage.

When A Medieval Knight Could Marry Another Medieval Knight | The Awl

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Since 2007, domestic violence homicides in Maryland have fallen by 40 percent.

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