Fandom’s new “ship dynamics” meme is all about our fave romantic tropes

Fandom’s new “ship dynamics” meme is all about our fave romantic tropes

The meme combines fandom shipping with art to produce viral magic. If you’ve spent any time on Twitter this week, you may have noticed an outpouring of fandom art as part of the viral “ship dynamics” meme — in which people, mostly fanartists, are sharing their love of their favorite kinds of relationships through stick figures. For anyone unfamiliar with the concept of a “ship,” it’s a very popular term within fandom, a shortened form…

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Qdoba’s Impossible Meat tacos and bowls are 100% meatless

Qdoba’s Impossible Meat tacos and bowls are 100% meatless

All 730 Qdoba locations will offer Impossible Meat’s plant-based beef alternative. Do you like the idea of a plant-based Impossible Burger, except you’re not a fan of burgers? Your best bet might be Qdoba. The Mexican food chain announced this week that its trial of Impossible Meat at a few of its Michigan locations was a major success, and it will expand to its 730 locations nationwide by the end of May. It’s been an…

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Elizabeth Warren calls for Trump’s impeachment

Elizabeth Warren calls for Trump’s impeachment

She and Julian Castro are the first 2020 contenders to do so. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has called for President Donald Trump’s impeachment after the release of the Mueller report. The senator and 2020 hopeful reacted to special counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page report, which was released on Thursday and detailed the findings of a nearly two-year investigation, in a series of tweets on Friday. Warren wrote that the report shows that a “hostile foreign government,”…

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Schools keep teaching slavery and civil rights history in ways that traumatize black students

Schools keep teaching slavery and civil rights history in ways that traumatize black students

A teacher at an Arizona charter school had third graders yell at a black student during a lesson on school segregation. It’s part of a larger problem. It seems like every few weeks now there is yet another story of black students being forced to participate in insensitive classroom simulations of slavery and segregation that do far more to traumatize than to educate about the most painful parts of American history. That trend continued this…

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They survived Columbine. Then came Sandy Hook. And Parkland.

They survived Columbine. Then came Sandy Hook. And Parkland.

Six Columbine survivors describe reliving the trauma of school shootings, over and over again. “There’s a part of me that says, ‘You could have done more. You could have been more active.’” Twenty years ago, Andy McDonald was a student at Columbine High School when two of his classmates walked into school armed with two sawed-off shotguns, a carbine rifle, and a semiautomatic handgun and fatally shot 12 students, one teacher, and themselves. It was…

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The Mueller report’s biggest mystery

The Mueller report’s biggest mystery

What did Mueller find out about Trump associates and email leaks? Were any Trump associates involved in the dissemination of emails stolen by Russian hackers? The answer, according to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, is … redacted. The section of the report that discusses this topic is one of the most heavily redacted in the entire 448-page document — making this one of the biggest loose ends remaining in the Mueller probe that’s important for…

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The Seth Rich conspiracy theory needs to end now

The Seth Rich conspiracy theory needs to end now

The Mueller report confirms that the late DNC staffer had absolutely nothing to do with leaked emails later shared by WikiLeaks. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, released on Thursday, raises a lot of new questions — but in one section, in just under 320 words, it answered another one, putting to rest one of the most harmful political conspiracy theories in recent memory. The report definitively disproved the notion that a Democratic National Committee staffer…

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