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Is Blackface the New Black?

Everybody is talking about Robert Downey Jr. in blackface … blah, blah, blah. You’ve heard it all before. But have you heard it told to you by your dorky ninth-grade biology teacher? Slate makes the over-discussed topic of Tropic Thunder even that much more unbearable to listen to by presenting it as a history lesson. Enjoy.

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Travel WritingStarting September 23, learn how to turn your travel stories into published essays and articles! Taught by a former Vanity Fair staff writer, James Sturz will teach you how to report, interview, and find sources, discover story ideas and pitch them successfully, and understand what travel editors look for in a story. Register now!