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Marc Mierowsky
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Marc Mierowsky is an Australian writer and PhD Candidate in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge. He works on Restoration and eighteenth-century literature and intellectual history, funded by the Gates Cambridge Trust. He is currently writing a literary history of popular sovereignty.

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Farewell, Joan

(1) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 11:24 AM

Whenever she was asked who her greatest influence was, Joan Rivers responded with characteristic quickness, "Lenny Bruce." This shouldn't come as a surprise to those who know her comedy. Bruce spent his entire career overstepping the limits of what could be said on stage. Thrice tried for obscenity, he pushed...

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Why Colostomy Selfies Don't Give the Full Picture

(2) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 7:50 PM

Finally a model showed guts, true guts.

Bethany Townsend recently went public with her colostomy bag. Far beyond the usual exercise in vanity that is the selfie, she revealed to the world the most intimate damages of illness, by posting pictures of herself in a bikini to the...

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