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“Still More Gilmore: How Online Fan Communities Remediate ‘Gilmore Girls'”

Order yourself a strong cup of Luke’s coffee, because Gilmore Girls is back. Gilmore Girls was a thing before things were things…or was it? Utterly ignored by the Emmys and rarely earning anything more than a 5 share in the ratings, Gilmore spent much of its run as your crazy aunt’s favorite show that you never watched. Ten years ago, there wasn’t even a proper book about it…until the one whose cover you’re looking at. My essay was the book’s
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Autism

Having a Persistentive Day

Today Dar’s Alta Bates speech instructor told me that Dar needs to work on using his iPad for more communication and not just things he wants. I guess that could be seen as a good sign, as though he’s good enough with the things he wants. She says that when she presents a pen, or toy apple, or toy tiger, and says, “what is this?” Dar should be able to find it on the iPad. She suggests we start with
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Populism

A Plan to Engage Online Prejudice During the Trump Era

(Also on medium.) Some people have blamed the astonishing election of Donald Trump to the Presidency on the over-stridence of broadly defined political correctness, like Robby Soave at Reason and Amanda Marcotte at Salon. In this, they basically agree with Jeff Greenfield, who in Politico blamed the election results on Democrats’ “wholesale embrace of identity politics,” with Yuval Levin, who wrote in Slate, “There’s a kind of descent into a really crude identity politics among some younger voices on the left
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