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2014 March Madne$$: The School Tuitions Of The NCAA Bracket

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Certain Dog Owners, Lushes About To Have Trouble Getting A Cab

While Kentucky's courts (maybe) legalize same-sex marriage, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed Senate Bill 1062. That bill would have amended Arizona's 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act to give anyone an exemption from any state law that interferes with their free exercise of religion. Like Arizona, Kansas recently killed a similar bill. Georgia, Tennessee and South Dakota (especially South Dakota!) have dosey-doed with the similar laws. (Meanwhile, the media has been calling these "Gay Jim Crow," laws which has to make the already terrible daily existence of anyone named James Crow even more unbearable.) READ MORE

How Far Beretta Will Go To Make You Love Guns

"We checked all the Hollywood crap at the door." READ MORE

Scott Walker Goes Shooting For The Presidency

The World Is Full Of Trash

Adam Minter's Junkyard Planet, new this week from Bloombury Press, is available from all sorts of places: READ MORE

Does Your Hollywood Box Office Analysis Kowtow to China?

• "Does 'Gravity' Kowtow to Chinese Ticket Buyers?" –Oct. 6, 2013 (Bloomberg) READ MORE

Mobile Savagery: China Meets An Unprepared World

July 26th brought news items reporting two separate incidents of curious holiday gastronomy. First, tourists in the Paracel Islands posted pictures of a meal of Tridacna gigas—endangered giant clams. At the same time, vacationers in Greece snapped photos of themselves hoisting an extraordinarily rare "hexapus," only the second ever recorded, just before killing it and frying it in a nearby pub. Yet only one of these stories was largely used as evidence to feed an expansive and growing set of opinions about an entire nationality and culture. READ MORE

How Writers Can Get Paid Now: Adventures In Invoicing Your Copyright Violators

In March, I put together the fourth annual March Madne$$: The School Tuitions Of The NCAA Bracket. A popular piece, I watched as numerous sites reposted the work wholesale and sold ads against it. READ MORE

The NRA Is On A Man-Hunt For Mike Bloomberg's "Fake Gun Owner"

The NRA has responded to the Mike Bloomberg-backed Mayors Against Illegal Guns by casting doubts on whether or not the "curious" man in the group's latest pro-background checks ad is who he says he is—or AN ACTOR. Despite MAIG's insistence that he's a real West Virginia gun owner, one blog has offered $500 for anyone who can prove he is (or isn't). READ MORE

North Korea Actually Wants To Nuke Austin Because Of Its Racist Hipsters

Last weekend, when North Korea's United States Strike Plan was revealed, one city's inclusion had everyone baffled. The list included Washington D.C., Hawaii, Los Angeles and... Austin, Texas. READ MORE