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LGBTQ Rights at Risk, The Florida Project, and a Bad Week for Men

LGBTQ Rights at Risk, The Florida Project, and a Bad Week for Men

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Oct. 6 2017 5:51 PM

The Angle: Men Behaving Badly Edition

Slate’s daily newsletter on LGBTQ rights at risk, The Florida Project, and a bad week for men.

Bad job.

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Darkness coming: The Department of Justice—only a year ago an ally—has turned against LGBTQ people, Mark Joseph Stern argues. It started with a quest to rescind protections for transgender workers, but it’s going to get worse.

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The record’s not great: Ben Mathis-Lilley on the terrible week men have had.


Subtle and strange: Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro’s books—clones, butlers, amnesia mists, and all—are “a long, magnificent rumination on the paradoxes of belonging,” Laura Miller writes.

Sunshine scamps: The Florida Project is a delighful, poignant, dark-and-light movie about kids living on the seedy side of Disney. In some of the details of its setting, and in its impact, the movie reminded Dana Stevens of Moonlight.

For fun: Jeremy Lin burned Kenyon Martin so badly, yet so sweetly.

A thing of beauty,