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Inequality, Indecency, and an Inside Look at The Mets

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Thursday, July 03, 2014

Matt Taibbi talks about the intersection of two troubling trends in America today—growing income inequality and mass incarceration. Bob Saget takes us behind the scenes of “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and of his notoriously profane stand-up act. AJ Mass, who’s a former Mr. Met, takes us into the sweaty world of sports mascots. And the legendary Mookie Wilson looks back at the 1986 World Series and what it was like being part of the Amazin’ Mets.

Matt Taibbi on the Rise of Injustice and Inequality in America

The reporter's new book argues that our current system of justice allows massively destructive fraud by the hyper-wealthy to go unpunished, while it turns poverty itself into a crime.

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Bob Saget, a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian

Bob Saget played the sweet, neurotic father on “Full House,” and the wisecracking host of “America's Funniest Home Videos,” but he also has a darker, dirtier side, as fans of the film "The Aristocrats" know.

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Inside the Weird, Woolly World of Sports Mascots

In 1994 AJ Mass became the first person to put on the Mr. Met suit since the mascot was retired in the 1960s, and he played Mr. Met through the 1997 season. His book Yes, It’s Hot in Here: Adventures in the Weird, Woolly World of Sports Mascots he describes life inside the suit and explores the entertaining history of the sports mascot from its roots in Renaissance society.

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Mookie Wilson on Life, Baseball, and the 1986 Mets

New York Mets legend Mookie Wilson talks about being part of the Mets 1986 World Series Victory.

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Share Your Summer Reading List!

What books are you bringing with you when you go on vacation this summer? Have there been books on your nightstand that you've been waiting to read? Let us know what you're reading—at the beach, by the lake, or on the subway. Leave a comment below!

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