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Killed by Guns

My reaction to the NRA's shameful press conference

12/21/12 04:33PM

A week after the massacre that broke America's heart we're uncertain if meaningful change will occur. The NRA's shameful press conference was actually the rollout of a new product: a gun in every school! The answer to every problem is always buy more guns.... read more

House Speaker Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks to the media about the fiscal cliff at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Today on The Cycle: fiscal fiasco

12/21/12 11:29AM

Last night, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) failed to get enough of his own party to vote for his “Plan B” fiscal cliff package. After “Plan B” was pulled from the House floor the House officially delaying all legislative business until after the Christmas holiday. Now, we are left with only six days after Christmas for Speaker Boehner to work out a... read more

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'At the Fights' puts you inside the world of boxing

12/20/12 05:59PM

As soon as you hit the stairwell you can smell it. The air in Gleason's boxing gym isn't so much pungent, as it is heavy. Heavy with sweat, heavy with breath, and heavy with years of people beating the crap out of each other. I'm sorry, that was less poetic than I'd hoped it would be. read more

Traci Oshiro

Apocalypse arias

12/20/12 04:50PM

Can it be? Will this be it for The Cycle's website? Be still my heart, say it will not be so! Ok, just to clarify, with all the talk of the world ending tonight, even though we don't buy into any predictions from the Mayan calendar. But, just in case we are proven wrong, we thought it best to arm you with some solid tunes to add onto... read more

 (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Fiscal cliff trumps GOP's Plan B

12/20/12 04:04PM

Does Nov. 6 feel like a lifetime ago to you? Or is it just me? You remember Nov. 6. That was the day that President Obama won 332 electoral votes, besting Mitt Romney in every swing state except North Carolina on a message of raising taxes on people making more than $250,000 per year and protecting Social Security and Medicare from the... read more

Howard Schatz talking with Toure
(Photo by Traci Oshiro)

Photo Finish: In the ring

12/20/12 11:22AM

This past Wednesday I was given an incredible opportunity to meet the legendary photographer Howard Schatz. As a photographer myself the honor was all mine to meet Schatz and his partner Beverly Ornstein at Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, the site of many photographs from his newly release book At the Fights: Inside the World of Professional... read more

Plan B

Will a compromise be reached in 12 days?

12/20/12 10:57AM

Today, the rivalry between President Obama and Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has taken over Washington. Yesterday, Speaker Boehner held a 48 second press conference where he announced he would hold a vote today in the House on his “Plan B” bill that would lock tax rates on households earning less than $1 million a year. President Obama announced... read more

(AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

Cupcakes and the decline of Western Civilization

12/19/12 09:25PM

The most intensely gluttonous part of the holiday season is upon us, and with it comes a quantity of baked, sugary goods deviating from what God intended by an order of magnitude.  I would say that I’m as guilty as the next person, but that would be a lie: I’m worse. I’m the type of dude that licks the spoon, scrapes the bowl, and shovels down... read more

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