The Indignity of the N.F.L.’s New National-Anthem Policy | The New Yorker
On Wednesday, the National Football League announced a new policy requiring that, when “The Star-Spangled Banner” is played before games during the upcoming season, “all team and league personnel on the field shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem.
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Is Trump the Second Coming of Reagan? | The New Yorker
Bret Baier, chief political anchor of Fox News, President Trump’s favorite network, insists he isn’t living in some alternate reality.
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5 days ago
How Game Theory Explains the Leaks in the Trump White House | The New Yorker
In 1950, Albert Tucker, a mathematician at Princeton, gave a talk to a group of Stanford psychologists about the rapidly developing science known as game theory. To illustrate one of his arguments, he invented a story about two criminals who had been arrested for a crime they had committed jointly.
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10 days ago
The Rage of the Incels | The New Yorker
Lately I have been thinking about one of the first things that I ever wrote for the Internet: a series of interviews with adult virgins, published by the Hairpin. I knew my first subject personally, and, after I interviewed her, I put out an open call. To my surprise, messages came rolling in.
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10 days ago
Rebecca Solnit: The Coup Has Already Happened | Literary Hub
A lot of people are waiting for something dramatic to happen, some line to be crossed, an epic event like the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller III that will allow them to say that now we have had a coup and now we are ready to do something about it. We already had the coup.
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11 days ago
Extreme Athletes an Human Endurance - The Atlantic
Of all the things that could have broken Scott Jurek on a 2,189-mile run, it was a small tree root that crushed his spirit.
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11 days ago
The Dark Lining of the Prefontaine Mantra: Lessons from Hale Ross’ life at Yale
Editors’ Note: Please be advised, the following piece includes sensitive material relating to depression and suicide. Several months ago, I received a “save the date” flyer about the Yale graduation events this May. I will not be in attendance. On Oct.
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11 days ago
Trump vs. the “Deep State” | The New Yorker
Two months after Donald Trump’s Inauguration, the White House took a sudden interest in a civil servant named Sahar Nowrouzzadeh. At thirty-four, she was largely unknown outside a small community of national-security specialists.
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12 days ago
The End of the Iran Deal, and Trump’s New, Confrontational Foreign Policy  | The New Yorker
On January 20, 1981, John Limbert and fifty-one other American diplomats were taken to Tehran’s international airport on a bus, after being held in captivity by young revolutionaries for four hundred and forty-four days. The diplomats were all blindfolded.
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13 days ago
Opinion | Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web - The New York Times
Here are some things that you will hear when you sit down to dinner with the vanguard of the Intellectual Dark Web: There are fundamental biological differences between men and women. Free speech is under siege. Identity politics is a toxic ideology that is tearing American society apart.
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17 days ago
Why Mental Health Is Crucial for Men - Mental Health Awareness Month
Our mission at MensHealth.com has always been to help men build themselves into better men. Stronger men. Healthier men. Rooted in science and expert opinion, our content translates dense topics into easily digestible, actionable health advice. Piecemeal, the concepts are sound and effective.
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20 days ago
The American Terror Industry | The New Republic
It was one of those gas stations close to a highway on-ramp in a seedy part of town, the kind that makes you regret cutting through the city instead of taking the bypass. I was pumping gas and trying to stay alert, sizing up everything and everyone around me.
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5 weeks ago
What Was Missing from Mark Zuckerberg’s First Day of Congressional Testimony | The New Yorker
Last night, Mark Zuckerberg, the C.E.O. of Facebook, finished the first round of his two-day congressional-hearing extravaganza.
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6 weeks ago
Mark Zuckerberg’s Dorm-Room Defense in Congress | The New Yorker
The Mark Zuckerberg who arrived at the Hart Senate Office Building on Tuesday afternoon very much resembled an adult. His hair was cut short. His dark-blue suit fit well. His presentation was polished, without glibness or arrogance.
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6 weeks ago
Patagonia vs. Donald Trump | GQ
We all knew the legendary outerwear company Patagonia lived and breathed the adventurous life. We knew they cared about the environment. But it wasn’t till Trump came along that we realized they were ready to fight. Patagonia was built in the image of its founder, Yvon Chouinard.
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7 weeks ago
3 Teenagers on How to Quit Social Media
I do not think it would be an exaggeration to say I’m slightly addicted to social media.
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7 weeks ago
the end of the road
Last week while on our monthly grocery trip, we were shocked to see that milk was selling for $1.50 a gallon at ALDI in Big Rapids. Clearly, most shoppers’ reaction to these prices was to say “wow, $1.50!” and to then stock up.
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7 weeks ago
The Lofty Optimism of Spotify and the Influence of the Streaming Revolution | The New Yorker
I don’t stream music. I fear that may sound sanctimonious or smug, but I don’t mean it that way. I understand the value and utility of these services, and I am glad for the pleasures that they offer to others.
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7 weeks ago
The Boy Who Lived on Edges | Outside Online
Early one morning in 2016, a few days after Christmas, the phone rang in the office of the Northwest Avalanche Center in Seattle. Scott Schell answered. Schell is the center’s executive director, and he was anticipating a busy day.
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8 weeks ago
Want to Honor Jim Harrison? Make His Memorial Dinner | Outside Online
In October 2016, six months after he passed away, 72 of Jim Harrison’s family members, oldest friends, publishers, editors, biographers, fellow writers, fishing and hunting guides, and several “Hollywood types,” as he might have called them, gathered at the Second Street Bistro in Livingston,
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8 weeks ago
Are We Already Living in Virtual Reality? | The New Yorker
Thomas Metzinger had his first out-of-body experience when he was nineteen. He was on a ten-week meditation retreat in the Westerwald, a mountainous area near his home, in Frankfurt. After a long day of yoga and meditation, he had a slice of cake and fell asleep.
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8 weeks ago
How a Young Woman Lost Her Identity | The New Yorker
Hannah Upp had been missing for nearly two weeks when she was seen at the Apple Store in midtown Manhattan. Her friends, most of them her former classmates from Bryn Mawr, had posted a thousand flyers about her disappearance on signposts and at subway stations and bus stops.
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8 weeks ago
How to Raise a Boy | The New Yorker
The #MeToo movement has prompted countless gatherings of women.
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8 weeks ago
John (“Bomb Iran”) Bolton, the New Warmonger in the White House | The New Yorker
Hawks are closing in on the White House. John Bolton, arguably the most abrasive American diplomat of the twenty-first century, will soon assume the top foreign-policy job at the National Security Council.
9 weeks ago
Cambridge Analytica and Our Lives Inside the Surveillance Machine | The New Yorker
In 2006, a local pollster in Nepal was kidnapped by Maoist rebels while conducting opinion surveys on behalf of the American political strategist Stan Greenberg.
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Inside California’s War on Trump | The New Yorker
Early this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared war on the State of California. At least that’s the way many opponents of the Trump Administration saw it.
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9 weeks ago
In the Russian Election, Voters Had Nothing but Bad Options | The New Yorker
The lazy imagination conjures totalitarianism as a regime in which citizens have no options. But the particular hell of Vladimir Putin’s retro-totalitarianism is different: it is a regime in which choice is possible and necessary, but only between soul-deadening options.
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9 weeks ago
How the Elderly Lose Their Rights | The New Yorker
For years, Rudy North woke up at 9 A.M. and read the Las Vegas Review-Journal while eating a piece of toast. Then he read a novel—he liked James Patterson and Clive Cussler—or, if he was feeling more ambitious, Freud.
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9 weeks ago
When a Stress Expert Battles Mental Illness | Outside Online
Last August, I was in New York City doing media spots for my book, Peak Performance. In between interviews, I went on a long run in Central Park and didn’t eat or drink enough afterward. I went to meet a friend for dinner, but the place turned out to be a bar without a real kitchen.
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10 weeks ago
Rex Tillerson Gets Fired the Day After He Criticized Russia | The New Yorker
On Monday, Rex Tillerson, the departing Secretary of State, cut short a visit to East Africa to fly back to Washington.
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10 weeks ago
Donald Trump and the Stress Test of Liberal Democracy | The New Yorker
Minute by minute, the wheels are coming off the clown car that is the Trump Administration. The circus animals are deserting, wriggling through every available window and door.
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10 weeks ago
Trump and the Evangelical Temptation - The Atlantic
How evangelicals, once culturally confident, became an anxious minority seeking political protection from the least traditionally religious president in living memory One of the most extraordinary things about our current politics—really, one of the most e
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10 weeks ago
When Twenty-Six Thousand Stinkbugs Invade Your Home | The New Yorker
Audio: Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone. One October night a few years back, Pam Stone was downstairs watching television with her partner, Paul Zimmerman, when it struck her that their house was unusually cold.
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11 weeks ago
Roger Federer as Religious Experience - Tennis - The New York Times
Almost anyone who loves tennis and follows the men’s tour on television has, over the last few years, had what might be termed Federer Moments.
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11 weeks ago
The Death of Civility in the Digital Age | The New Republic
Last October, the morning that the Harvey Weinstein story broke in The New York Times, I published a short, stupid piece in Tablet titled “The Specifically Jewy Perviness of Harvey Weinstein.
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11 weeks ago
Voices Carry: An Interview with Elena Passarello
Elena Passarello is a writer with a confident voice. Her first book is centered around that voice: in Let Me Clear My Throat, Passarello draws from her writing and acting background, and the result is a quirky blend of reportage and some personal narrative.
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11 weeks ago
Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Trump Dossier | The New Yorker
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11 weeks ago
The Tobacconist, Vol. 6 | sobsey
“Fandom is a great beacon of our cultural idiocy,” a pro ballplayer once told me. “Wanting your team to win and not understanding why they can’t is so dumb.
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12 weeks ago
Religion without God: Alain de Botton on "atheism 2.0." - Vox
De Botton, the author of several best-sellers, including How Proust Can Change your Life and Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believers Guide to the Uses of Religion, has made a career of concretizing big ideas for general audiences.
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12 weeks ago
Doctors, Revolt! - The New York Times
Boston — The 96-year-old patient with pneumonia in Bed 11 was angry. “Do you really need to check my vital signs every four hours?” he asked.
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12 weeks ago
What Went Wrong in Vietnam | The New Yorker
For almost thirty years, by means financial, military, and diplomatic, the United States tried to prevent Vietnam from becoming a Communist state. Millions died in that struggle.
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february 2018
The unequal battle: privilege, genes, gender and power | @Anna_Kessel | World news | The Guardian
The tense debate around Caster Semenya and Dutee Chand demonstrate the intersection between race, gender and medical imperialism by When I was eight years old I visited South Africa, my dad’s homeland, for the first time.
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february 2018
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Billy Graham and Ruth Bell met at Wheaton College in the fall of 1940. A vivacious and feisty beauty who had grown up in China as the daughter of Presbyterian medical missionaries, Ruth was the prize catch of her class.
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february 2018
Four Truths About the Florida School Shooting | The New Yorker
Onto the continuing tragedy of American gun violence are now piled many kinds of grotesquerie, not least the e-mails, sure to come to any parent with kids still in school anywhere in the country, offering “tips on talking to children about violence” and promising that your child’s school “ha
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february 2018
How Billy Graham’s Movement Lost Its Way | The New Yorker
In 1949, under an enormous tent in Los Angeles, a young fundamentalist preacher from North Carolina named Billy Graham began preaching nightly. The initial plan was for the Greater Los Angeles Revival to last for three weeks. Attendance was underwhelming at first, with thousands of seats unfilled.
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february 2018
My Misspent Youth | The New Yorker
A few months ago, I was walking down West End Avenue, in Manhattan, and I remembered with a sadness that nearly knocked me off my feet just why I’d come to New York seven years ago, and why I was now about to leave.
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february 2018
Trump’s Miss Universe Gambit | The New Yorker
The first-round results of the 2013 Miss Universe pageant seem to have come as a surprise to some of the competition’s judges, who thought that they would declare the finalists.
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february 2018
America’s Failure to Protect Its Children from School Shootings Is a National Disgrace | The New Yorker
Early on Wednesday afternoon, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida, had a fire drill, an eleventh-grader named Gabriella Figueroa told MSNBC’s Brian Williams. “Then we heard gunshots,” Figueroa said. “Then it went to code red. And then it was crazy.”
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february 2018
The female price of male pleasure
The world is disturbingly comfortable with the fact that women sometimes leave a sexual encounter in tears. When Babe.
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february 2018
The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous - The Atlantic
Its faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective. J.G. is a lawyer in his early 30s. He’s a fast talker and has the lean, sinewy build of a distance runner.
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february 2018
How to learn to love a new landscape — High Country News
This essay originally appeared on The Last Word on Nothing, and is republished here with permission. When I moved to the Pacific Northwest from arid Colorado three years ago, I was one of those people who insisted on horizons.
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february 2018
A list of 25 Principles of Adult Behavior by John Perry Barlow
Silicon Valley visionary John Perry Barlow died last night at the age of 70. When he was 30, the EFF founder (and sometime Grateful Dead lyricist) drew up a list of what he called Principles of Adult Behavior. They are: 1. Be patient. No matter what. 2.
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february 2018
Q&A: New York magazine’s David Marchese on viral Quincy Jones interview - Columbia Journalism Review
Quincy Jones doesn’t care what you think. At least, that was my biggest takeaway from David Marchese’s recent interview with the music legend. Marchese, a contributing editor at New York magazine and Vulture.
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february 2018
Dating a Narcissist? Here's How to Know for Sure | SELF
Linda* was elbow deep in dishes after dinner when she heard the sound of her cat hacking up a hairball. The 32-year-old had a choice: keep scrubbing the plates in the sink, or clean up the mess she knew was awaiting her in the living room. She chose wrong.
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february 2018
The Great Crime Decline | The New Yorker
Big events go by unseen while we sweat the smaller stuff; things happen underground while we watch the boulevard parades.
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february 2018
In praise of slow thinking and Socratic ignorance — Quartz
We live in opinionated times. Between a relentless news cycle and deep ideological divides, we feel pressure to take positions quickly, often on stories that are still developing, or on topics we know little about.
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february 2018
The Philosophy of the Midlife Crisis | The New Yorker
When he was thirty-five, Kieran Setiya had a midlife crisis. Objectively, he was a successful philosophy professor at the University of Pittsburgh, who had written the books “Practical Knowledge” and “Knowing Right from Wrong.” But suddenly his existence seemed unsatisfying.
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february 2018
The White Darkness: A Journey Across Antarctica | The New Yorker
The man felt like a speck in the frozen nothingness. Every direction he turned, he could see ice stretching to the edge of the Earth: white ice and blue ice, glacial-ice tongues and ice wedges. There were no living creatures in sight. Not a bear or even a bird. Nothing but him.
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february 2018
The Eagles’ Bold Super Bowl Win | The New Yorker
On Sunday night, the Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl LII, beating the New England Patriots 41–33, and the general sentiment across much of the country could be summarized as “Thank God.
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february 2018
The Breakthrough Institute - The Edge of the Petri Dish
n June 30, 1860, Samuel Wilberforce, DD, 36th Bishop of Oxford, attended the 30th annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, held at Oxford University.
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february 2018
How to Survive 75 Hours Alone in the Ocean | Outside Online
In February 2006, Robert Hewitt was scuba diving near Mana Island, off the coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Hewitt was an experienced navy diving instructor with 20 years in the service, and he told his dive buddy that he would swim back to shore himself.
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february 2018
Mueller Zeros In on Story Put Together About Trump Tower Meeting - The New York Times
WASHINGTON — Aboard Air Force One on a flight home from Europe last July, President Trump and his advisers raced to cobble together a news release about a mysterious meeting at Trump Tower the previous summer between Russians and top Trump campaign officials.
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february 2018
The Ordinary: The Cult Skin-Care Brand Whose Secret Ingredient Is Being Dirt Cheap | The New Yorker
On a recent evening, when I visited the first New York outpost of Deciem, a Toronto-based skin-care brand, the store’s back room had a mood of hushed giddiness, like there was a secret craps game going on and all the players were winning.
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january 2018
What Democrats Can Learn From Cecile Richards | New Republic
Cecile Richards is a monster or a hero, depending on which talking head is on television. The dichotomy springs from her polarizing position as the head of Planned Parenthood, the role she’s occupied for the last twelve years.
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january 2018
The Recipe for Life | The New Yorker
Audio: Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone. “You want to be a doctor, too?” the patient asks me, pushing up his left shirtsleeve the way my father has instructed him to do.
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january 2018
The Untold Story of the Pentagon Papers Co-Conspirators | The New Yorker
In June of 1971, Gar Alperovitz, a thirty-five-year-old historian, sped through suburban Boston, looking for an out-of-the-way pay phone to use to call a reporter. Alperovitz had never considered himself much of a risk-taker.
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january 2018
An ER visit, a $12,000 bill — and a health insurer that wouldn’t pay - Vox
Brittany Cloyd was doubled over in pain when she arrived at Frankfort Regional Medical Center’s emergency room on July 21, 2017. Cloyd came in after a night of worsening fever and a increasing pain on the right side of her stomach.
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january 2018
Opinion: What parents can do to protect their kids from a Larry Nassar | PBS NewsHour
The story of sports physician-turned-child molester Larry Nassar is every parent’s nightmare. Here’s a man who develops a public reputation as a “miracle worker” and then, slowly and methodically, exploits that reputation to the detriment of nearly 200 children over a period of 20 years.
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january 2018
What Does It Mean to Die? | The New Yorker
Audio: Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone. Before having her tonsils removed, Jahi McMath, a thirteen-year-old African-American girl from Oakland, California, asked her doctor, Frederick Rosen, about his credentials.
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january 2018
To Be, or Not to Be | by Masha Gessen | The New York Review of Books
This essay was delivered in a slightly different form as the Robert B. Silvers Lecture at the New York Public Library on December 18, 2017. The topic of my talk was determined by today’s date. Thirty-nine years ago my parents took a package of documents to an office in Moscow.
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january 2018
Patagonia’s Philosopher-King | The New Yorker
When Yvon Chouinard, the climber and environmentalist and the co-founder of the outdoor-apparel company Patagonia, spends days by himself at a house he owns in Moose, Wyoming, his wife, Malinda, the other co-founder, often sends mass e-mails to their friends, with the number of the landline there.
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january 2018
Cameras, Goodbye — Craig Mod
This past October, just before the leaves changed, I went on a six-day hike through the mountains of Wakayama in central Japan, tracing the path of an ancient imperial pilgrimage called the Kumano Kodo.
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january 2018
Panasonic Lumix GF1 Field Test — 16 Days in the Himalayas
I wondered why I was carrying a tripod with me. At first, I assumed I’d use it for video — just plop the camera down in the middle of a busy intersection and shoot exotic life passing by. But then we arrived at Chomrong and the mountains revealed themselves to me at night.
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january 2018
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