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Many US cities spend more on the ineffective enforcement of laws against prostitution than they do on education or health care. Author Alison Bass argues that criminalizing prostitution encourages an atmosphere of violence against women and leads to bad public health outcomes. In Getting Screwed: Sex Workers and the Law, Bass makes a compelling argument for decriminalizing adult prostitution with her narrative-driven account of how current U.S. laws against prostitution harm sex workers, clients, and society. “Decriminalizing adult prostitution would not only make life safer for sex workers but reduce HIV levels and violence against women in general,” says Bass. Countries like the Netherlands and New Zealand, where prostitution is legal, have the lowest HIV rates in the world, and during the 30 years when a loophole in Rhode Island law allowed indoor prostitution to flourish there, there was a marked drop in sexually transmitted diseases in that state. Ξ It all began when Erik Didriksen stumbled upon a Shakespearian sonnet based on Macklemore’s hit song “Thrift Shop.” He was struck by the cleverness of the idea and went searching for more examples but found none. That’s when Didriksen began writing his own, brilliant pop sonnets and posting them online. His popular Tumblr launched in April 2014 and quickly went viral, gaining thousands of followers overnight; the page has nearly 30,000 followers, and Didriksen’s sonnets have been recognized by outlets like the A.V. Club, BuzzFeed, Vanity Fair, and the Paris Review, which called it “charming and razor sharp in its appropriation of Elizabethan tropes and terminology.” Now, the blog that Tumblr named one of the 25 most viral blogs of 2014 has inspired a hilarious book! Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs turns 100 iconic songs you know and love into Elizabethan sonnets. It is the intersection of the Backstreet Boys and the Bard of Avon, of Shakespeare and Springsteen. Ξ 1933 was a banner year for crime in America; gangsters who honed their skills fighting the law during the Prohibition years threw their efforts into new schemes—bank robbing, extortion, and kidnapping on a nationwide scale. Evading the police was often just a matter of crossing a state line. But one kidnapping altered everything. The amazing cast of real-life characters in Joe Urschel’s debut history THE YEAR OF FEAR: Machine Gun Kelly and the Manhunt that Changed the Nation begins with George “Machine Gun” Kelly, whose wife Kathryn was determined to be married to the most famous and dangerous gangster of all time—and who wanted everyone to know it. Terrorizing the Midwest, the two made a crucial mistake when they decided to kidnap Charles Urschel (no relation to the author), a prosperous Oklahoma oilman. Far from helpless even when tied up and blindfolded, Urschel proved to be an extremely shrewd and perceptive captive. Ξ Cats have spent eons observing, napping, pondering, napping, and taking notes about the human condition. In between naps, they’ve realized that we humans are prone to serious personal mismanagement and could use some catlike guidance when it comes to handling the ups and downs of life. The result is You Need More Sleep: Advice From Cats, a guide to maintaining a successful, self-centered, catlike existence. Clawed your way to the top of the corporate ladder only to realize you can’t get down? Not sure how to turn your loved one into an indentured servant? Here are some tips and advice on turning overconfidence into a virtue and controlling the world with a flick of the tail and a steady purr.No matter your quandary, these expert cats will show you how to live the good life by manipulating the world around you to cater to your every whim. Francesco Marciuliano is the author of the bestselling books I Could Pee on This, I Could Chew on This, and I Knead My Mommy. He writes the internationally syndicated comic strip Sally Forth and the webcomic Medium Large. He was the head writer for the Emmy Award-Winning children’s show SeeMore’s Playhouse and has written for The Onion News Network, Smosh, McSweeney’s, and the New York Fringe International Festival. He lives in New York City and on Twitter at @fmarciuliano.
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