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Man Sues Former Boss for Making His Job Boring

Frédéric Desnard says he was unfairly sidelined

(Newser) - Bored at work? Then consider Frenchman Frédéric Desnard, who is suing his former employer for allegedly boring him out of his mind and damaging his health, the Guardian reports. The 44-year-old Parisian claims he suffered from "bore out" (a twist on "burn out") after his... More »

Plow Producers File Grievance Against Piven

(Newser) - Producers of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow have filed a grievance with Actors' Equity against Jeremy Piven, who left the production with what his doctors called mercury poisoning, reports. No date for the arbitration proceedings has been set. Piven has gone to another set of doctors for a second opinion,... More »

Speech on Race Won Hearts and Minds, if Not Votes

Columnists impressed that Obama took the high and long road

(Newser) - The day after Barack Obama tackled the race issue head-on, journalists are weighing its lasting effects:
  •  Eugene Robinson credits Obama with reframing the dialogue on race, moving it beyond "the sour stasis of grievance and countergrievance.” Its most significant aspect: laying out the reasons some in both
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