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Torniamo per un attimo al 2015. Charlie Hebdo. I trigger warning. La guerra del materasso alla Columbia University. Caitlyn Jenner sulla cover di Vanity Fair. La tipa bianca che si spacciava per nera. Non si sapeva come fosse possibile ma era netta, all’incirca due anni fa, la sensazione di essere tornati di colpo agli Anni Novanta: quelli del Third Wave, del film Giovani, carini e disoccupati e Janeane Garofalo. Gli accademici americani di sinistra-sinistra, che quell’epoca l’hanno vissuta in pieno, mi raccontano che non era stato poi così divertente, la prima volta. Continue reading

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Major italian newspaper angers cartoonists by printing their tribute to Charlie Hebdo without permission

That’s a pretty big f**k up by the Corriere della Sera.

The Milan-based, leading Italian newspaper (a circulation of about 464,000 copies daily, with an estimated 3,1 million readers) has just printed a collection of cartoons originally posted on Facebook in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo. The instant book, unimaginatively titled “Je Suis Charlie” was sold together with the Corriere at a cover price 4,90 euros, with all the proceeds apparently destined for the families of the victims of the vicious attack. Problem is, nobody asked the authors permission for printing their work.

(Leo Ortolani / Facebook)

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