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FORT GREENE—This past weekend, over a hundred people showed up at the Atlantic Avenue Target to protest the chain, which recently donated $150,000 to an anti–gay-rights gubernatorial candidate in Minnesota. That's roughly the same number of people who might show up for a new collaboration release, but this crowd was organized by Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and City Councilmember Letitia James. Protesters are planning a national boycott for this weekend. [Runnin' Scared]

EVERYWHERE—Hipsters today are in a quandary, according to the WSJ, over hat etiquette. Previously ubiquitous among men of all genres, hats dropped out of style in the 60s and are now facing a major comeback. But now that hats are mainstreaming for all styles and ages, they're becoming a problem. Where should you take it off? For whom should you remove your hat? Should you always take off your topper when meeting someone for the first time? Young men today feel that their hats, often of fedora styles, are as much an accessory as a woman's necklace or headband, which she certainly wouldn't remove upon crossing a threshold. Bottom line: Don't obscure your face when you're first meeting someone, and base your hat decision upon the place's fanciness/religious base (it stands that hats in church are still frowned upon).—Alice Taranto [WSJ]

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