D’Angelo: Black Messiah

“Dude, don’t go around telling everybody, but that’s where D’Angelo lives…” The house, set back from a quiet street in a nondescript micro-neighborhood in the newly developed forestland southwest of Rich...
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What It Do: Truth Will Out

Politicians—successful ones, anyway—have an uncanny ability to hide their dark side from the public eye. Whether you’re talking about a megalomaniacal bully like Chris Christie or a narcissistic grifter like fo...
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What It Do: Traffic

The recent net neutrality decision by the Appeals Court in D.C. has sparked a fair amount of concern among people who believe the internet should remain the open platform it is today. For those that missed what...
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What It Do: I, Human

In I, Robot, the 2004 movie based on the work of science fiction author Isaac Asimov, the antagonist, a super-powerful artificial intelligence system, determines that in order to follow the first “Law of Roboti...
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What It Do: American Dynasty

Last month’s controversy over the statements of Phil Robertson, one of the yuppie-turned-redneck stars of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, dominated the airwaves and the internet, becoming yet another proxy battle for t...
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What It Do: The Payoff

The Facebook debate was annoying, but not entirely unexpected. After I posted the Mother Jones article referenced in last week’s column (detailing the aggressive rental property acquisition strategy currently b...
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What It Do: The Delivery

The housing crisis of 2008 wiped out a staggering amount of wealth, especially among minority and low-income Americans. Millions who had finally attained the multi-generational aspiration of home ownership and ...
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What It Do: The Set-Up

During the financial crisis of 2008, a tsunami of home foreclosures—mostly from within the subprime lending market—caused seemingly apocalyptic toil among the financial markets, even causing the venerable inves...