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'The Intentional' Gives Writers A New Print Outlet

With more publications turning to the web, many have suggested that print is dying. But don't tell that to Kate Jenkins, the founder and editor-in-chief of a new D.C.-based literary magazine called The Intentional that addresses issues of identity and community. Jenkins says she started the magazine about a year-and-a-half ago when she was going through a "quarter-life crisis."

"There were all these articles coming out that were sort of mudslinging people my age and my generation, saying that we were lazy and entitled... and I just was so upset by all of it that I wanted to find a way to formalize the conversation," says Jenkins.

She says a lot of the content relates to the experience of being young in modern times. From essays about watching all of your friends get married to a recent piece by Emily Crockett that discusses "crowd capitalism" and the "gig economy."

"A lot of us are working gigs, and sometimes you might be taking as much time to find work as to do it," she says.

Jenkins says one of the magazine's goals is to support writers, artists and freelancers who are trying to make a living doing what they love.

"Our generation is going through this change where the 9 to 5 for a lot of people just isn't possible, or it's not the best option for them," she says.

Thanks to a growing number of subscribers, Jenkins says The Intentional will soon be able to compensate its contributors.

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'Top Gear' Returns With New Hosts On BBC America

The massively popular BBC show, Top Gear, relaunches Monday on BBC America. Following the painfully public downfall of its former host, the new hosts have big gears to grind.
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'Sweetbitter' Is A Savory Saga Of Restaurant Life And Love

Oysters, cocaine, fine wine, love triangles: Stephanie Danler's debut novel Sweetbitter follows a year in the life of a young woman working at a top-tier Manhattan restaurant.
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Ralph Nader: The Future Of The Progressive Movement In The D.C. Region

Iconic consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader joins us for a conversation about civic engagement, the role of the media, and the future of the progressive movement in the D.C. region.

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Hillary Clinton's Emails

Hillary Clinton is under pressure after a State Department report criticized her use of a private email server: what's in the report, potential security risks and whether it could affect Secretary Clinton's bid for the White House.

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