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Friday, 05 September 2008

Getting the gamer vote.  Rock the Vote and X Box team up to allow people to register to vote via their X Box online gaming system.  But will they show up in November?

In response to a recent New Yorker article about India's devadasis (sacred prostitutes), $pread blogs about poverty and sex workers: "This article's author, William Dalrymple, seems to have an acutely poor grasp of the complexities of human life, especially when that life impoverished, and when that life is a woman's."

RaceWire blogger Kim Fellner questions the widespread (Left) distrust of Starbucks and adoration of the indy coffe shop. "[Indy coffee shops] appeal to those on the trendy, cutting edge and survive by exclusivity—by pleasing a small, loyal and financially privileged. Starbucks, on the other hand, has been able to risk expansion from urban business cores and upscale suburbs into more modest settings, where it often provides the only meeting place that is neither a noisy fast-food restaurant nor a bar and that is often surprisingly multiracial."
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