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The Music Industry Fails Black People Every Day

The Music Industry Fails Black People Every Day

Black people are dying, and someone asked me to listen to their artist. Black people are dying, and a publicist asked, did you receive my press release? Black people are dying, and I am Black, working at a company that has benefited from its proximity to hip-hop in a predominantly white newsroom. "Now more than ever," is what the emails say, but the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and the many other names that have become hashtags, and the incalculable other names that have not, are not a strange new phenomenon. There is a bounty on Black...

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How to Plant and Grow Dill

How to Plant and Grow Dill

Anethum graveolens The smell of dill takes me straight to my happy place: Mediterranean-style meals, warm spring days, and soft feathery plants. Life doesn’t get much better than that does it? Luckily, those of us who love this aromatic herb don’t have to rely on the market for a fresh supply, as we can easily grow our own. I’ll take you through every step in the process of growing this wonderfully ornamental and tasty plant. And so you know what lies ahead, here’s what I’ll cover: What You’ll Learn Cultivation and History Propagation How to Grow Growing Tips Cultivars to...

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The Best Patio Umbrellas for Year-Round Shade

The Best Patio Umbrellas for Year-Round Shade

When the weather is warm and the sun is shining, there’s nothing better than lounging outside for a few hours with a cold beverage and a good book. And while getting some sun is great, it’s important to avoid too much direct sun. That’s why it’s a great idea to invest in a patio umbrella. Patio umbrellas can stand alone on your deck or be placed through the hole in a patio table to provide coverage when dining outside — it just depends on what you want a patio umbrella for. Whether you want to relax alone in your yard...

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Best 25 Kids Insulated Lunch Bags

Best 25 Kids Insulated Lunch Bags

  BLUEFAIRY Kids Insulated Lunch Box Bags for Girls Camouflage Lunchbox Lunchbags for Boys for School (Red Camo)BLUEFAIRY Kids Insulated Lunch Box Bags for Girls Camouflage Lunchbox Lunchbags for Boys for School (Red Camo) - Keep your food freshinsulated with leak-proof lining and thick foam,keep the food cold/warm for hours. Perfect size 10l x 4h x 8w (inches), spacious and fits into backpack. Easy to usetop grab-handle,interior mesh pouch for ice pack and front zipped pocket for small items like spoon,napkin. Manufacturer recommended age 3-15 years. Easy to cleansturdy fabric construction and waterproof lining,stain resistant,leakproof and easy to wipe clean.  ...

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Lovers and Losers

Lovers and Losers

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: His name was Mark Shaw. He was in the same biology class as I was. It was 1965, or so. And he was—so cute. And he loved cars. Cars. I didn’t care at all about cars, but okay. I tried to figure out some common ground for the casual conversation that would lead him to see how perfect I was for him.So I channeled a Beach Boys song—what’s a little deuce coupe? I remember asking him. What’s four speed duo quad positraction 409?He told me. And then he asked someone else out. I have to say that...

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