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Memo To The Vatican: Get Real Religion

Memo To The Vatican: Get Real

By Eileen McNamara

By what measure of rational thought is a draft document that asks about homosexuals — and only asks — whether the Catholic Church is “capable of welcoming these people” a cause for celebration?

Digital Natives: Plugged In, But Connected? Life

Digital Natives: Plugged In, But Connected?

By Julie Wittes Schlack

For all of their real time communication, for all of that so-called ‘sharing’ via pictures and urls and status updates, today’s kids are hard-pressed to name a common experience.

Two Views On The Ice Bucket Challenge Media

Two Views On The Ice Bucket Challenge

By Heena Santry and Eric Hansson

Is the Ice Bucket Challenge about raising awareness and money for a disease that has no cure, or is it just about showing off?

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Why I Am Ashamed To Be Irish Life

Why I Am Ashamed To Be Irish

By Aine Greaney

The corpses of nearly 800 children may have been buried in a mass grave beside a former orphanage. Another shameful chapter in our country’s history.

Why Feminists Don’t Get Drunk Gender

Why Feminists Don’t Get Drunk

By Amy Gutman

Slate’s Emily Yoffe touched a nerve recently when she implored college women to ‘stop getting drunk.’ Amy Gutman agrees with the advice but rejects the rationale.

Pixel Pollution: A Screed Against Screens Media

Pixel Pollution: A Screed Against Screens

By Ethan Gilsdorf

We’ve gotten so used to seeing TV screens everywhere — taxis, gas stations, elevators, even bathrooms. It seems we’re never more than a foot or two away from our next media experience.

America’s Addiction To Violence Newtown

America’s Addiction To Violence

By Steve Almond

It would be dangerously naïve to attribute the carnage of Newtown — and the grim litany of others before it — as something entirely apart from us.

In Defense Of My Generation Life

In Defense Of My Generation

By Simon Waxman

The media seems enthralled by the narrative that millennials just won’t grow up. But beyond the ever-shifting stereotypes about “kids these days,” there’s not much evidence to suggest the current crop of 20-somethings are all that different from their predecessors.

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Beneath The Bondage, Harmful Effects Books

Beneath The Bondage, Harmful Effects

By Caryl Rivers

Thanks to the likes of Lady Gaga and “Fifty Shades of Grey,” S&M is making a comeback — but at what cost? Caryl Rivers examines the effects.

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Why Newspapers Are Dying Media

Why Newspapers Are Dying

By Ed Fouhy

Newspapers don’t need any more bad news. Unfortunately, thanks to a small and obscure federal agency, they just got some. Ed Fouhy breaks down the latest blow in their struggle for survival and asks, whither Boston journalism?

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