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Can an Art Collective Become the Disney of the Experience Economy? - The New York Times
Meow Wolf started as a loose group of penniless punks. Now it’s a multimillion-dollar dream factory anchoring an “immersive bazaar” in Las Vegas.
art  business  meowwolf  newyorktimes 
yesterday by clarkdebonair
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Subject-verb disagreement in Dwight Garner’s review of Wendell Berry’s What I Stand On: The Collected Essays.
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24 days ago by M.Leddy
It’s Not About Sex | by Molly Crabapple | The New York Review of Books
Instead, the authors suggest decriminalization, which is practiced in New Zealand and New South Wales, Australia. Complete decriminalization—or the removal of criminal penalties for both buying and selling sex—is the unanimous preference of the global sex workers’ rights movement, as well as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the World Health Organization. Unlike legalization, it doesn’t impose a regime of permits and laws that need to be enforced; instead, it takes police out of prostitutes’ lives and workplaces. By removing the fear of surveillance, raids, and arrest, decriminalization lets prostitutes work in the conditions that best suit them, and allows them to collectively organize for their rights. In a study commissioned by the New Zealand Ministry of Justice, 96 percent of street-based sex workers said they felt they had legal rights. New Zealand is no utopia—migrant sex workers are still criminalized, social welfare programs are still underfunded. But, says one sex worker there, decriminalization “changed the whole street, it’s changed everything. So it was worth it.”
prostitution  regulations  NewYorkTimes 
5 weeks ago by HispanicPundit

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