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Duly Noted

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012, 9:17 pm

Life Imitates “The Big Lebowski”

By Lindsay Beyerstein

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A man assaulted a U.S. Army vet in a wheelchair on Halloween night because he mistook the uniform and the chair for an offensive "wounded veteran" costume.

It's like Walter Sobchak walks among us.

Lindsay Beyerstein is an award-winning investigative journalist and In These Times staff writer who writes the blog Duly Noted. Her stories have appeared in Newsweek, Salon, Slate, The Nation, Ms. Magazine, and other publications. Her photographs have been published in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times' City Room. She also blogs at The Hillman Blog (, a publication of the Sidney Hillman Foundation, a non-profit that honors journalism in the public interest.

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