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This Saturday is Edie Windsor Day

In July 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Windsor that the federal Defense of Marriage Act prohibiting federal recognition of gay marriages was unconstitutional.  Enthusiastically signed in 1996 by then-President Bill Clinton curiously right before his reelection campaign, the law was one of the most queer-hostile policies in recent American history. At the center of [...]

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Posted Apr. 22, 2014                

Behind the scenes with Red Paw, Philly's innovative animal-emergency team

The Red Paw Emergency Relief Team works to make sure city residents displaced by fire or other emergencies are reunited with their pets when better days come.

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Posted Apr. 16, 2014 | Comments: 1

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By Genevieve Valentine

Genevieve Spoils Everything: Romance with an AI—always tricky

Cinema’s relationship with technology is complicated. Though the high tech of the moment makes for a snazzy narrative (at least until the cell phones get dated)—it brings with it a healthy veneer of skepticism.

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Posted Apr. 16, 2014 | Comments: 0

Should we really be so happy when a fictional villain dies painfully?

This is schadenfreude at its purest. The word is a German derivative meaning “harm joy,” by the way; it’s that cheap thrill we experience whenever someone rightly—in our mind, anyway—gets some sort of comeuppance.

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Posted Apr. 18, 2014 | Comments: 0

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