Oscar Wilde, 1883

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“She calls it rape, records her initial impression that he “looked like a ferret,” reiterates that she said no multiple times and that he knew she was 13, states that he lied about the incident in his autobiography, and says she wasn’t particularly affected by an apologetic note he sent her in 2009. ” – Michelle Dean takes a look at Samantha Geimer’s new memoir The Girl.

One of Stephen King’s scariest characters is hanging out in England. 

The song that Bob Dylan “stole from Dave Van Ronk.” 

Impose reprinted Slavoj Žižek’s transcript from his Occupy Wall Street speech to mark the anniversary of the beginning of the movement.

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