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Mascotism and the Redskins

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 12.29.2014 | Sports
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

"Mascotism," as we might name the use of terms, stereotypes, and images, touches on the very difficult issue of colonialism, domination and racism that is so deeply entrenched in American history and society.

What The Heck Is A 'Bruno Mars Act'?

Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment

If you camp out at a box office, thus proving your loyalty and fandom by waiting in line for hours, do you deserve concert tickets over someone sittin...

Why Didn't Burning Man's Organizers See This Coming? Because They Couldn't See Themselves

Jay Michaelson | Posted 04.24.2012 | San Francisco
Jay Michaelson

Many longtime burners, shocked at the decision by the Burning Man Organization to hold a lottery for tickets, predicted that scalpers would flood the lottery system, overwhelming legitimate buyers. We told you so.

Ron Dicker

Sports Franchises With The Biggest Box Office Comebacks In 2011 | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.23.2011 | Business

Despite a losing economy, four sports teams have come up big winners in the ticket-resale market. The popular ticket site StubHub on Friday put togeth...

Gramercy Salon Nearly Scalps Customer

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Talk about wanting to curl up and dye. A young schoolteacher went to a swanky Gramercy hair salon to get blond highlights. By the time she left, part...

Why Reselling Tickets Is Good

Chris Tsakalakis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Chris Tsakalakis

Many people I meet think that reselling a ticket is illegal no matter how it happens. The truth is that it's perfectly legal to sell a ticket at or below the price printed on the ticket in all 50 states.

Friday Talking Points [60] -- Democratic Assertiveness Training

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What a week! With Congress back in session, with the excitement of newly-elected members being sworn in (or barred at the door, as the case may be), ...

Inauguration News: D.C. Power Plays and Other Craziness

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With slightly less than a month and a half to go before Barack Obama's inauguration, Washington, D.C. has officially reached the "freakout" point on the Richter scale of event planning.

Despite Threats of Detention, Ticket Scalping Continues at Beijing's Subway Stations

Courtney Woo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Courtney Woo

Today, dozens of scalpers stood alone or in pairs inside the underground tunnel leading out of the subway to the Olympic Green Line. Some held signs asking to buy tickets, but most were looking to sell.