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The Nonprofit 1 Percentnew

Even the do-gooders can seem blind to their own excess.
The Village Voice  |  Steven Thrasher  |  03-21-2012  |  Features

Franchesca Ramsey On Making "Shit White Girls Say...To Black Girls"new

Yesterday, graphic designer, vlogger and comedian Franchesca Ramsey posted her video "Shit White Girls Black Girls." It got over 1.5 million views its debut day.
The Village Voice  |  Steven Thrasher  |  01-05-2012  |  Race & Class

Rick Perry and the Curious Case of 'Niggerhead' Ranchnew

Rick Perry is between a rock (with a racial epithet painted on it) and a hard place. He's the governor of a border state with an enormous Latino population, and his efforts to not demonize all of them as potential illegal immigrants have already left him castigated by the Tea Party.
The Village Voice  |  Steven Thrasher  |  10-04-2011  |  Politics

Gay Marriage Equality Passes in New York Statenew

Who do we have to blow for gay marriage? NO ONE! To chants of "USA! USA! USA!" the galley of the Senate exploded after the Senate passed the Marriage Equality Act this evening, by a vote of to 33 to 29.
The Village Voice  |  Steven Thrasher  |  06-24-2011  |  LGBT

Díaz Family Valuesnew

While New York state senator Rubén Díaz Sr. lobs bombs against gay rights, son Rubén Jr. and lesbian granddaughter Erica run for cover.
The Village Voice  |  Steven Thrasher  |  06-23-2011  |  LGBT

Osama Bin Laden Is Dead: Reports From Ground Zeronew

At first, there were only two types of people at Ground Zero: people who'd come to party, (who clearly weren't that close to the 3,000 dead), and media to cover them.
The Village Voice  |  Steven Thrasher  |  05-02-2011  |  War

FDNY's Black Firefighter Problemnew

Meet the black candidates who aced the New York City Fire Department's supposedly racist entrance exam—and still can't become firefighters.
The Village Voice  |  Steven Thrasher  |  12-20-2010  |  Race & Class

Barack Obama: Twisting Words in the Wind on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'new

President Obama covered a lot of ground on gay and lesbian rights in the middle of the four o'clock hour on Thursday. In the end, he wound up saying one thing and doing another.
The Village Voice  |  Steven Thrasher  |  10-14-2010  |  LGBT

White America Has Lost Its Mindnew

The white brain, beset with worries, finally goes haywire in spectacular fashion.
The Village Voice  |  Steven Thrasher  |  09-29-2010  |  Commentary

NYU's Snuff Filmnew

A campus-wide clampdown on last year's student film death won't keep us from giving you the whole picture.
The Village Voice  |  Steven Thrasher  |  04-08-2010  |  Movies

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