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No I’m not talking about Manhattan. I’m talking about NYC. The whole thing. I have lived in every single borough, across a whopping 11 neighborhoods thank you very much. Many of yesterdays poor/middle class outer borough neighborhoods are quickly becoming Manhattan II, III, IV, and V. And to say the poor “haven’t gone… » 4/10/15 5:32pm 4/10/15 5:32pm

Prior to Kinja, I headed the trollpatrol team for Jezebel, as many people here know. We dealt with rape gifs, violent pornography, racism, and harassment regularly, but there was a system in place with which to have it reported and dealt with. Banning didn't usually result in the same person immediately making a new… » 8/11/14 1:23pm 8/11/14 1:23pm

Dark Matter by Michele Paver (I think I spelled that right) was one if the best scary stories I've read recently. Sort of a creeping dread ghost story. The protagonist is isolated in a remote camp in the far north during winter, it's told in the first person so you have the aspect of the unreliable narrator, so for a… » 7/08/14 10:30pm 7/08/14 10:30pm