Mississippi school district pulls ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ because it ‘makes people uncomfortable’

School district pulls ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ from reading list; ‘makes people uncomfortable,’ official says https://t.co/l5yIKIi1Ux pic.twitter.com/usLg3SZWov — AL.com (@aldotcom) October 13, 2017 Administrators at the Biloxi School District announced early this week they were pulling the novel from the 8th-grade curriculum, saying they received compaints that some of the book’s language “makes people uncomfortable.” … Continued

Hugh Hefner is not the women’s liberation hero you’re making him out to be

Playboy founder and publisher Hugh Hefner died last night at age 91. Hefner, of course, kickstarted the availability of softcore nude photos in men’s magazines, leaving many to credit him with playing a significant role in women’s sexual liberation movement during the ’60s, and ’70s. Of course, that isn’t the whole story. Hefner made money off objectifying … Continued

Microsoft will soon shutter its music store and streaming service, move users to Spotify

You can’t fault Microsoft for trying, but Groove Music, its Spotify competitor, never took off. Today, the company is admitting defeat. Microsoft today announced it will soon shutter both its Groove Music Pass streaming service and the ability to purchase songs and albums in the Windows Store. Given how competitors like Spotify and Apple now … Continued