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Friday Wrap: Known Avocado Hater Ted Cruz Plans Mexican Dinner with Cory Booker, and More...


by: Burnt Orange Report

Fri Mar 14, 2014 at 04:00 PM CDT


It's Friday! Time for your Burnt Orange Reporters to close some browser tabs and touch on the issues of the week.

Kick off this week with some vintage McConaughey. Before he was Academy Award Winner Matthey McConaughey, the thespian put in his time doing some bare-chested lawn mowing, and other acting, in an Unsolved Mysteries re-enactment.

Below the jump, read about the reaction to Justin Bieber's SXSW performance, thoughts on the "barista class," and more...

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It may be hard to believe living here in Texas, but some states are actually expanding access to reproductive healthcare, and it's resulting in better outcomes for women.

-Katherine Haenschen

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Justin Bieber gave a surprise SXSW performance at Bangers, a local beer and sausage joint in Austin, and now they're taking fire for hosting the troubled pop-star. The owner has even chimed in to fight back against the haters and "trolls."

-Joe Deshotel

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One San Antonio Mom is taking a brave stance against the most dangerous threat of our times.

-Katherine Haenschen

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Molly Osberg on the "barista class": "My kind of service work is not the kind of service work that puts you in the back room washing dishes for 12-hour shifts for dollars because you are considered completely expendable. But my kind of service work is part of the same logic that indiscriminately razes neighborhoods. It outsources the emotional and practical needs of the oft-fetishized, urban-renewing "creative" workforce to a downwardly mobile middle class, reducing workers' personality traits and educations to a series of plot points intended to telegraph a zombified bohemianism for the benefit of the rich."

-Natalie San Luis

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So this happened...


-Katherine Haenschen



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