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I'm lonely. Is that so odd?
Marion McGilvary: 'Even grownup children need their parents, but not in the same room.' Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian I come home from work. The lamp on a timer that has welcomed me back…
Published: July 21, 2012
Length: 7 minutes (1958 words)
Facebook and Twitter: the art of unfriending or unfollowing people
'It's unnatural for us to drag all our past relationships into the future, as we do on Facebook.' Illustration: Kenneth Anderson for the Guardian In 1902, the caustic American satirist
Published: Sept. 14, 2012
Length: 10 minutes (2634 words)
The Superhero Delusion: How Superhero Movies created the Sad Perfect Badass Messiah, and what that says about America | EW.com
Imagine a world where everyone is a superhero. Would you like to live there? Do you think it would be better than our own world? Or would it be worse? This is an important question, because judging…
Published: Jan. 6, 2013
Length: 4 minutes (1215 words)
A different Jesus
The prosperity gospel promises health, wealth and success this side of heaven. Its message is dangerous, but not just because it raises unrealistic expectations. Andrew Heard argues that the real…
Author: Andrew Heard
Published: Nov. 1, 2006
Length: 12 minutes (3103 words)
The Afghan Girls Who Live as Boys
In Afghanistan, where sons are highly prized, some families dress their prepubescent daughters to look like boys. These children are colloquially known as "bacha posh."
Source: The Atlantic
Published: Sept. 8, 2014
Length: 12 minutes (3209 words)
Without You I'm Nothing
Molotkow takes a closer look at the memoirs of rock stars' ex-lovers—from Cynthia Lennon to Angie Bowie. "'The truth is that if I’d known as a teenager what falling for John Lennon would lead to,' read 'John'’s final lines, 'I would have turned round right then and walked away.' Aside from the living death of losing her husband abruptly and in public, Cynthia never recovered the life she could have had without him."
Source: The Believer
Published: July 2, 2014
Length: 24 minutes (6135 words)
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