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Take action now for Black lives

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Showing your support for the Black Lives Matter movement is good, but that alone is not enough. The movement requires concrete action, and that involves money or time. Here are some ways you can take action now for Black lives.

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Meet the WRFL DJs: Tyler Marie

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If you’re wondering what my show Signal Boost on WRFL is all about, this is the place to be. I did a Q&A for WRFL’s “Meet the DJs” series, and in it, you can learn everything you’d want to know about me and my show.

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Interview with NISHA

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Nisha is a multi-genre (pop, R&B, hip-hop) indie artist and rising star. In this long-form interview for my show Signal Boost on WRFL, we discuss her life and career and her perspectives on gender, queerness, sexuality, ethnicity and nationality as they intersect with the music industry and society right now.

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When fun just isn’t fun anymore

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Late night TV has undergone a transformation in recent years as viewers seek catharsis after each new day of unending horror from the White House. But as most shows evolved to speak to the moment, one got left behind.

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Inclusivity is easier than you think

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It can be easy to overthink how to speak about gender or write language that’s inclusive of transgender people—but it’s even easier to get it right. In this quick take, a deceptively simple solution hides in plain sight on an Apple website.

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Why asking for help is so hard

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The loss of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain has been weighing on me today. In this quick take, my thoughts on struggling with life, feeling like a burden, and finding ways to up our emotional intelligence and look out for each other.

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Michelle Wolf burns it down

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At this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, comedian Michelle Wolf pulled no punches, setting fire to the president who didn’t show up, his lackeys, and the press. If it turns out she destroyed this poisonous event: good.

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Welcome to the new revolution

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High school students at MSD in Parkland, Florida who survived the February 14 mass shooting there took unprecedented control of the response afterward, launching the influential #NEVERAGAIN gun reform movement and holding the massive March For Our Lives rally just one month later on March 24.

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The music of ‘Halt And Catch Fire’

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I spent the entire week watching all the seasons of AMC’s ‘Halt And Catch Fire’, leading up to its series finale. Inspired by the fact its killer soundtrack “almost entirely comes from The 120 Minutes Archive”, as a friend put it, I’ve compiled the official Spotify playlists from the show here—it’s time for a trip.

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10 years of life with the iPhone

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I remember lamenting 10 years ago that I couldn’t afford this brand new iPhone thing (“it’s a phone but also an iPod and camera and it has the internet on it!”). Now, 10 years later, we all have one or something made in its image. But are we better or worse off because of the iPhone?

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