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Reclaiming #Charlottesville with MATTER Prints

This post was generously sponsored by MATTER Prints.  Note: I wrote the bulk of this post before the terrorizing events of August 11-12 took place. Perhaps it’s a blessing in disguise that the folks at MATTER and I discussed this post months ago. I couldn’t have foreseen how important it is to reclaim Charlottesville spaces …

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Shout, Pray, Resist: The Neo-Nazis Are Coming to Charlottesville

By Keith Alan Sprouse, used with permission I tend to forget that people outside of Virginia have better things to do than stay up to date with Charlottesville news. But when the news is that hundreds (at least 400, maybe more) Neo-Nazis of various stripes and violence levels are planning to protest at a downtown …

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The Moral Wardrobe: Wear Anywhere OESH Shoes, 3-D Printed in Charlottesville

A few weeks ago, I was checking the StyleWise inbox when a familiar name caught my attention. I opened the email to discover that my friend, Maggie, writer of this piece on badass grandmas, had recently started working for a local shoe company called OESH, and that they were interested in doing a collaboration (they provided …

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UVA, Greek Life, and Institutionalized Inequality

On Wednesday, Rolling Stone (the article is quite disturbing, so proceed with caution) published an exposé on the gang rape of an undergraduate student by fraternity members at the University of Virginia. Then the sh*t hit the fan: the frat house involved was vandalized on Wednesday night, professors organized protests, students organized a slutwalk, and the …

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