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Radio Silence Isn’t Golden

Sometimes it’s not what is said, but what is not said that matters. That is often the case when mainstream media tackles LGBT stories. Last Tuesday, NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” devoted its first half-hour to a discussion of same-sex marriage and Prop 8. The...

Introduction: Laura Laing

No one likes an argument, but according to my partner my passion for language makes me a real pain in the you-know-what.  I have this horrible tendency to pick apart her examples and comb through her word choices, searching for a moment to shout—with my index finger...