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Another view of Kitty Genovese

The original story of Kitty Genovese’s death, first promulgated by the New York Times in a front-page article 50 years ago today—young single woman brutally murdered while 38 strangers watched and did nothing—was incorrect in almost every particular.
posted by latkes on Mar 28, 2014 - 41 comments

 

The 100 top things you honestly don't need to do before you die

The only films from the BFI's list that you must watch are Some Like It Hot, The Godfather and Singin' in the Rain. Of 100 Greatest Novels, you can happily ignore all of them except Scoop and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. I am assuming you've already read To Kill a Mockingbird for O-level. You must never swim with dolphins. If they ever want to swim with you, I'm sure they'll let you know.
posted by Chrysostom on Oct 7, 2013 - 144 comments

Apathy and Voting

Want to start your Monday with the sadness of ineffectual activism? (slHTML5) Apathy attempts to simulate social networking (not in a bad way) and activism in bicameral politics.
posted by Samizdata on Oct 6, 2013 - 8 comments

listlessness, tedium, lassitude, languor

L'ennui de Henri et Henri 2, Paw de Deux.
posted by crunchland on Apr 9, 2012 - 13 comments

"America wants its respect."

A self-identified hipster re-presents: the American hipster.
What comes next?
posted by iamkimiam on Mar 30, 2012 - 87 comments

Shades of Kitty Genovese

Homeless man Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax was stabbed several times in the chest while saving a woman from a knife-wielding attacker in New York City. He then bled to death while dozens of people walked by -- one stopping to snap a picture of the dying man with his cameraphone before leaving the scene. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Apr 25, 2010 - 82 comments

Whatever

Join the Apathy Party 08 campaign and make sure that nobody decides or makes a difference, because we couldn't care less. Americans everywhere will make their voices heard and their voices will say, "Whatever."
posted by netbros on Jul 14, 2008 - 76 comments

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who don't vote

Alberta voted on March 3, 2008. Or did it? The record low turnout of 41.3% is causing questions to be asked. [more inside]
posted by never used baby shoes on Mar 5, 2008 - 68 comments

At Long Last, Have You Left No Sense of Decency?

When students fail, and citizens are not allowed, to protest, maybe only actors can say what needs to be said. [WMV link here].
posted by dash_slot- on Mar 15, 2006 - 31 comments

The Rebirth of SDS

Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win: SDS is reborn. Founded in 1959 and imploded ten tumultous years later, the Students for Democratic Society was one of the most dynamic and controversial forces at work in organizing a mass movement against the Vietnam war, particularly among draft-age kids. The group's original manifesto, Tom Hayden's Port Huron statement, still rings prophetic in Bush's America. Now SDS is relaunching and planning its first national convention since 1969, with a new crew of young radicals issuing calls to action to their own supposedly apathetic generation: "We seek liberation from the dominant business interests that have degraded our cities, paved over our communities, drowned out small business, and commodified our culture... Cooperative self-reliance is the only moral and material salvation of our nation, and the only release from a system that demands each of us be an accomplice to its heinous crimes."
posted by digaman on Jan 27, 2006 - 45 comments

Apathyology:

Apathyology: Ten or twelve years ago, back when I was in high school, some friends of mine were gonna start something called the National Apathy Society. I say were cuz we never did. That was the joke. We were all members of a club about apathy but we were too apathetic to... well you get it don't you? You don't? Well I don't care. My point is, and I do have one, I am highly suspect of any organization which claims to be apathetic but they actually have a website. Especially since I didn't think of doing it first.
posted by ZachsMind on Apr 20, 2001 - 10 comments

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