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Sunday Post: Sentimental Value

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I love you, baseball. I’m glad you’re back.J.W.

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Sentimental Value: The personal value of an object, place or pet derived from the personal memories associated with it.
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This baseball has 216 single red stitches just like every other baseball made by Rawlings, but it has a very special sentimental value for me. It was a gift to me from a prisoner who plays on the San Quentin Giants baseball team in California’s notorious San Quentin State Prison.

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Yes, All Men: Every Man Needs to Understand Internalized Misogyny & Male Violence

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In the aftermath of the weekend’s ghastly events at UC Santa Barbara, there’s been plenty of discussion about our pervasive culture of misogyny, and the myriad destructive ways in which it manifests. A large part of the narrative has been that men need to shut up and listen to women’s voices on this topic, which is certainly true. But men also need to talk, honestly and amongst ourselves, about the nature of masculinity, and acknowledge our own destructive impulses. This is a problem that men need to be discussing precisely because it’s a problem with men. And it’s only men who are going to fix it.

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Summer Reading 2014: New Nonfiction Books That Will Make You Smarter

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Summer! A time of backyards, barbecues, and babes, if you’re lucky. It’s also a time for that glorious practice of summer reading; a good book is a fine companion, whether on the beach, a dock, a picnic in the park, or even your apartment’s fire escape. There’s a world of options for summer reading, but this is the only list you need if you like daring, staggeringly well-written and challenging nonfiction that may just change the way you look at the world.

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The 25 Most Underrated Movies of the 2000s

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Today, our friends over at the Criterion Collection are giving the Blu-ray upgrade treatment to The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Wes Anderson’s 2004 comedy/drama — a film that arrived with sky-high expectations (it was Anderson’s first film after the acclaimed Royal Tenenbaums, and star Bill Murray’s first since his Oscar-nominated turn in Lost in Translation) that it didn’t quite meet. But few films could have, frankly, and seen from this distance, Life Aquatic holds up quite well; in fact, it’s one of many films from the first decade of the 21st Century that doesn’t seem to have the reputation they deserve. In the spirit of celebrating such overlooked gems, we’ve assembled this list of the most underrated pictures of the 2000s.

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