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#157: American Soul

Happy Thursday, and welcome to The Highlighter! This week’s issue includes a varied collection of art
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#157: American Soul
By Mark Isero • Issue #157 • View online
Happy Thursday, and welcome to The Highlighter! This week’s issue includes a varied collection of articles worth your reading time. There’s a tribute to Aretha Franklin, two pieces on what it means to be a man, a report on soccer’s popularity in Atlanta, and an in-depth look at a young woman who gets a face transplant. In all, there’s about three hours of high-quality material, so feel free to dive right in!
Also, at long last, after three months of summer vacation, Highlighter Happy Hour is back! We’ll convene at Room 389 in Oakland on Thursday, Sept. 6, beginning at 5:30 pm. This is a great way to meet fellow loyal readers and to chat about the articles. Get your free tickets now!

American Soul
How Atlanta Became the Black Soccer Capital of America
Feminism, the patriarchy, toxic masculinity, and what it means to be a man: “The Feminist in Cellblock Y,” a new documentary by Contessa Gayles, has it all. The film features Richie Reseda’s work to build a feminist movement in a prison in Soledad, Calif. Big thanks to loyal reader Nancy for sharing this film!
Feminism, the patriarchy, toxic masculinity, and what it means to be a man: “The Feminist in Cellblock Y,” a new documentary by Contessa Gayles, has it all. The film features Richie Reseda’s work to build a feminist movement in a prison in Soledad, Calif. Big thanks to loyal reader Nancy for sharing this film!
What Makes a Man
How a Face Transplant Transformed a Young Woman’s Life
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