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The Lamest Excuse of 2009

"We do it because everybody else in the industry does it." It's an all-too-common refrain these days. Wall Street power brokers used the phrase to justify their mad rush to sell toxic mortgages: "We wanted to say no, but Goldman Sachs was doing it. And Lehman. And Merill Lynch." And now the CEOs of insurance companies have joined the chorus to justify the heartless decisions they make to deny people in dire straights health-care coverage. read more
Tue, 10/13/09 AT 10:11AM
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5 Jobs for People Unqualified to Be Pot Critics

Remember those burnt out kids in high school with the SEX INSTRUCTOR--FIRST LESSON FREE T-shirts? If the sex-instruction gig didn't pan out, then there's another job that might be equally suitable: The Denver alt weekly Westword is hunting for a pot critic. read more
Mon, 10/05/09 AT 3:59PM
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Are You Still a Mama's Boy?

If you have your mother on speed dial and seek her opinion about all your dates, you have more in common with guys who sleep on Spider-Man sheets than you'd probably care to admit. read more
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The Obsession With TV Fatties

What's so funny about overweight people getting hit in the groin with footballs? Everything. read more
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Straight Men and Their Lesbian Best Friends

If you're a boy who likes girls who like girls, then you are a lesbro. And if you're not, maybe you should be read more
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Q&A With Joe Frazier

The boxing legend sounds off on fighting blind, lobbying Nixon over tea, and being frenemies with Muhammad Ali read more
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2009 Mavericks

Sure, the term took a bit of a beating over the past year. But as anyone with a Twitter feed and a yes we did T-shirt knows, there's a world of difference between calling yourself a maverick and bringing about the kind of change that actually qualifies you as one. These days, a wave of reinvention is washing over media, politics, science, and entertainment—much of it thanks to the 19 men and women in the fourth annual Details "Mavericks" portfolio. read more
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2009 Mavericks

Sure, the term took a bit of a beating over the past year. But as anyone with a Twitter feed and a yes we did T-shirt knows, there's a world of difference between calling yourself a maverick and bringing about the kind of change that actually qualifies you as one. These days, a wave of reinvention is washing over media, politics, science, and entertainment—much of it thanks to the 19 men and women in the fourth annual Details "Mavericks" portfolio. read more
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Is This a Gay Face I See Before Me?

The uproar over the newly discovered portrait that might be of Shakespeare is proof that even death and 400 years don't offer immunity from our cultural obsession with the closet read more
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