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Today My Thoughts Are With Friends and Neighbors

in: Making News

Yesterday was a traumatic day for us here in Boston. A day that started beautifully ended with sadness, confusion and fear as reports related to the bombing, both confirmed and unconfirmed, trickled out. I had friends running in the marathon, who are thankfully safe. I also had friends (one of them 9 months pregnant) at the finish line, right across the street from one of the explosions. Thankfully they're safe and unharmed as well. I feel lucky. Sadly, there are plenty of people who can't say the same today.

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March’s Dick-in-a-Box Goes to…

in: Elsewhere& Making News

The votes have been submitted and results tallied. After much debate among the award selection committee the lucky recipients of March 2013′s Dick-in-a-Box have been chosen. Your winners? The states of North Dakota and Arkansas who, in an apparent race to the bottom, both passed some of the most anti-choice laws in the country. Arkansas… keep reading ->

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One Angry Dude

in: Video Games

Two weeks ago I wrote about the new Tomb Raider game and my feelings about it's revised, more human protagonist Lara Croft. This week, I'd like to bring to your attention to another famous video game character, Kratos, the protagonist of the God of War series of games. Kratos is in a lot of ways the… keep reading ->

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Steubenville’s Guilty Verdicts

in: Making News

I was all set to write this week's post on a completely different topic when I heard about the guilty verdicts in the very public Steubenville, Ohio rape trail and decided to write about that instead. Here are my thoughts on the situation and the verdicts: A very quick recap for those who haven't been… keep reading ->

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Going Soft Makes Her Stronger

in: Video Games

As a thoughtful gamer, the Tomb Raider series always posed a bit of a cognitive dissonance problem for me. On one hand the games were generally good; full of fun adventures, challenging puzzles, semi-interesting stories, cool environments, and a highly capable, acrobatic protagonist... On the other, you had to spend the whole game staring at a highly sexualized female character with unrealistic physical proportions as she ran around half clothed, no matter what weather or environmental conditions she faced.

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