SOUTHESSEXARTSANDCULTURE

SOUTHESSEXARTSANDCULTURE

PALM BEACH, Florida (The Borowitz Report)—Donald Trump was reportedly “hopping mad” on Saturday after a surprise ICE raid left his Mar-a-Lago retreat with no employees. The ICE agents conducting the pre-dawn raid swept through the opulent Palm Beach club and left guests with no one to prepare their food, wash their dishes, or clean their […]

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In the summer of 2002, before the U.S. Open, Pete Sampras, slowing and struggling and contemplating retirement, at age thirty-one, brought back his old coach Paul Annacone. Then Sampras, who was seeded seventeenth, went on to win the tournament, defeating Andre Agassi in the final, stunning much of the tennis world. He retired shortly thereafter. […]

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If Trump Derangement Syndrome is real—and let’s see it for what it is: a justified madness at the Administration’s depraved disdain for the norms of democracy and, for that matter, of humanity—there’s also a countervailing artistic alternative, of fury focussed to a sharp point of dramatic precision, as seen in such movies as Spike Lee’s […]

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The only surprise about the resignation of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is that it took so long—four days after the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York arrested the financier Jeffrey Epstein on federal charges of sex trafficking. The moment the Southern District unveiled its indictment, which alleged that “between 2002 through 2005, […]

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Twenty-eight years after the first alleged instance of R. Kelly engaging in sexual contact with an underage girl, two federal indictments unsealed on Friday shed new light on how the musician allegedly got away with preying on minors while standing at the bright center of the music world, and how he escaped justice, in 2008, […]

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On a sunny afternoon in mid-June, several hundred students and lecturers from the Lebanese University, in Beirut, gathered in a square outside the Prime Minister’s office. Some stood on top of a pickup truck loaded with loudspeakers, leading chants against proposed government budget cuts to the university. “We want to continue our year and we […]

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The first American novel to offer a detailed view of the movie industry may be a young-adult book written pseudonymously in a packaged series, and, for all its sub-literary simplifications, its virtues are of a sort that eludes many better novels. The book, “The Moving Picture Girls, or First Appearances in Photo Dramas,” from 1914, […]

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