This Is the Movie Essay We Need Right Now - The Ringer
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If Force Majeure , Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s seismic 2015 feature, darkly satirized today’s work-obsessed culture through the prism of one family man’s…
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“Light Touch”, Cable, and DSL; The Broadband Tradeoff; The Importance of Antitrust – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
Today’s Daily Update, which follows up on yesterday’s Pro-Neutrality, Anti-Title II article on net neutrality regulation, is free for everyone. Good morning,…
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Trauma May Have Fallout Over Generations - The New York Times
The daughters of women exposed to childhood trauma are at increased risk for serious psychiatric disorders, a new study concludes. Researchers studied 46,877…
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Gen X and Millennials Will Pay for the GOP's Tax Plan - The Atlantic
The baby boom is being evicted from the penthouse of American politics. And on the way out, it has decided to trash the place. That’s probably the best way to…
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Power Causes Brain Damage - The Atlantic
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There’s a Digital Media Crash. But No One Will Say It – Talking Points Memo
Yesterday I appeared on a panel about digital publishers who are ‘pivoting to video’. I’ve written about this before. But in case you’re new to it, there have…
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Elon Musk: Inventor's Plans for Outer Space, Cars, Finding Love - Rolling Stone
It's mid-afternoon on a Friday at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, and three of Elon Musk's children are gathered around him – one of his triplets,…
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Do Facebook and Google have control of their algorithms anymore? A sobering assessment and a warning | Poynter
If you searched Google immediately after the recent mass shooting in Texas for information on the gunman, you would have seen what Justin Hendrix, the head of…
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Brian Selznick Traverses the Panorama | The New Yorker
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The 10 Best Fabric-Innovating Brands in Fashion Today
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Hackers Compromised the Trump Organization 4 Years Ago—and the Company Never Noticed – Mother Jones
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The ‘Problem Child’ Is a Child, Not a Problem - The New York Times
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What Did Cambridge Analytica Really Do for Trump's Campaign? | WIRED
Upshot of new @Wired piece is that Cambridge Analytica's role in the Trump campaign was bigger than people realize: https://t.co/YEURYpbQDC
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Heller McAlpin on Lolita, Pushkin, and Gut Reactions vs Thoughtful Analysis | Literary Hub
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How the judge on Oracle v. Google taught himself to code - The Verge
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Nineteen years ago this month, Zelda Perkins walked out of Miramax’s London offices on Brewer Street in Soho for the last time and went to see a lawyer with a…
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How Valuable Is a Unicorn? Maybe Not as Much as It Claims to Be - The New York Times
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“What Have I Done”: Early Facebook Employees Regret the Monster They Created | Vanity Fair
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Sarah Polley: The Men You Meet Making Movies - The New York Times
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Why Do We Keep Putting Gigantic, Naked Women in Sci-Fi?
Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures One of the earliest, most intriguing images that appeared in trailers for Blade Runner 2049 was that of Ryan Gosling walking toward…
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Are you there God? It’s me, robot.Photograph: Ociacia/Getty Images/iStockphoto Intranet service? Check. Autonomous motorcycle? Check. Driverless car technology?…
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Eh, Maybe ‘Selling Out’ Isn’t So Bad After All | WIRED
Hey, how’s it going? I made a movie called The Mend . If you know me—if, say, we’ve talked to each other once, or if you follow me on Twitter, or you share my…
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Physicists find we’re not living in a computer simulation | Cosmos
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This "Ghost Gun" Machine Now Makes Untraceable Metal Handguns | WIRED
For the past five years, Cody Wilson has applied every possible advance in digital manufacturing technology to the mission of undermining government attempts at…
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William Gibson interviewed: Archangel, the Jackpot, and the instantly commodifiable dreamtime of industrial societies / Boing Boing
William Gibson's 2014 novel The Peripheral was the first futuristic book he published in the 21st century, and it showed us a distant future in which some…
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The Reporter as Teacher: A Talk with John McPhee - The Barnes & Noble Review
I met John McPhee in the last year of my teens, when I was one of the lucky sixteen students he chose for the first year of his now-legendary Literature of Fact…
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Where Have All the Sexy Movies Gone? | Playboy
Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock THE QUESTION AND THE PROBLEM “When was the last time you saw two characters on screen who you believed really wanted to fuck each…
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september 2017
What the cavesare trying to tell us | The Outline
Every so often, I get the urge to drag someone into a cave, and show them something unspeakable. The urge grabs me suddenly — in the middle of a conversation,…
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september 2017
No Madness Like American Madness – Scenes From A Debacle In Phoenix – Medium
Scenes from a debacle in Phoenix. Photo: Getty In downtown Phoenix, in the space of a few blocks, there were 15,000 Trump supporters and 10,000 anti-Trump…
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september 2017
Game of Thrones season 7: each character's strategy, ranked by political science - Vox
These guys did pretty well. (HBO) Game of Thrones ’ seventh season , one defined by the show’s most central characters all coming into conflict for the first…
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september 2017
Jack Kirby, the Unknown King | New Republic
In 1982, the late-night talk show hostJohnny Carson insulted Jack Kirby in one of the worst possible ways, out ofsheer ignorance. As a favor for a small…
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august 2017
ILLICIT OBJECTS (18) – HiLobrow
ILLICIT OBJECTS (18) By: William Gibson August 28, 2017 One in a 25-part series of nonfiction stories about objects of illicit significance. This is the third…
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august 2017
How Mushrooms Became Magic - The Atlantic
If you were an American scientist interested in hallucinogens, the 1950s and 1960s were a great time to be working. Drugs like LSD and psilocybin—the active…
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august 2017
Consciousness, Pleasure and Website Addiction
I was first alerted to the work of Irving Biederman, professor of neuroscience at USC, via this WSJ article on the nature of addictive websites . I’ve been a…
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august 2017
Maybe Trump is a kind of cry for help from the Earth, a human flare | Frankie Boyle | Opinion | The Guardian
US president Donald Trump at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, last week.Photograph: Ralph Freso/Getty Images S o are we heading for a Mad Max -style future? I don’t…
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august 2017
The Great Pot Monopoly Mystery | GQ
The search for the hidden forces that might soon control the marijuana industry began, as many wild journeys do, in Las Vegas. It was last November, and I was…
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august 2017
Film Crit Hulk SMASH: Let’s Talk About “Pickle Rick” | Birth.Movies.Death.
I watched "Pickle Rick" and then I had to go sit outside for awhile. I just had to detach. And I took my time, too. I breathed in the cool night air. I looked…
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august 2017
William Gibson: what we talk about, when we talk about dystopia / Boing Boing
With pre-orders open for the graphic novel collecting William Gibson's amazing comic book Archangel , and a linked novel on the way that ties the 2016 election…
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august 2017
Film Crit Hulk SMASH: Christopher Nolan & The Cruelty Of Time | Birth.Movies.Death.
1. THE TICKING CLOCK It's the first image that comes to mind. For the ticking clock has been a staple of most of Nolan's career. Not just in the rhythmic,…
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august 2017
What Do Buddhist Monks Think of the Trolley Problem? - The Atlantic
The Harvard psychologist Joshua Greene is an expert in “trolleyology,” the self-effacing way he describes his research into the manifold variations on the…
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july 2017
The Life, Death, and Legacy of iPhone Jailbreaking - Motherboard
This article includes both original reporting from Motherboard and reporting fro m The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone . The window shades are…
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july 2017
From Russia With Blood: 14 Suspected Hits On British Soil That The Government Ignored
Share Share The London square was still and cold when the body fell, dropping silently through the moonlight and landing with a thud. Impaled through the chest…
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june 2017
Film Crit Hulk SMASH: Ridley Scott, Cinema’s Underrated Weirdo | Birth.Movies.Death.
1. No one thinks about Ridley Scott as a weirdo. When we imagine the great gonzo filmmakers of our era we picture the brilliant idiosyncrasies of Herzog, the…
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june 2017
A Massacre in Flight: A Fresh Look – The Curious Fortean Blog
One “paranormal” event which I remember hearing about when I was younger and which I’ve been fascinated with for years was a number of “mysterious” deaths which…
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may 2017
Ten Basic Principles of Metamodernism | HuffPost
Metamodernism is variously called a cultural paradigm, a cultural philosophy, a structure of feeling, and a system of logic. All these phrases really mean is…
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may 2017
What Is Seth Abramson Trying to Tell Us? - The Chronicle of Higher Education
M. Scott Brauer for The Chronicle Review Seth Abramson sees his "curatorial journalism" on Twitter as a patriotic sacrifice, not a bid for attention. "Being…
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may 2017
How to Accidentally Stop a Global Cyber Attacks | MalwareTech
How to Accidentally Stop a Global Cyber Attacks So finally I’ve found enough time between emails and Skype calls to write up on the crazy events which occurred…
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may 2017
HOLLYWOOD IS SCREWED – But Don’t Blame the Internet, Blame the Stupidity of the Studios – BAG OF COOP
Bill Mechanic is a name that most of us don’t know. But, maybe we should. The head of FOX Filmed Entertainment from 1994-2000, he oversaw probably dozens of…
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may 2017
The Threat | Edge.org
People who are able to live digitally enhanced lives, in the sense that they can use all the available tools to the fullest extent, are very much more…
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may 2017
Will Hollywood Learn Anything From Get Out’s Success?
Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out . Photo: Universal Pictures There is nothing more disruptive to Hollywood than a movie that makes a ton of money while ignoring every…
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may 2017
The Lost Picture Show: Hollywood Archivists Can’t Outpace Obsolescence - IEEE Spectrum
Photo: USC Shoah Foundation Archive Bot: At the University of Southern California, an automated system continually checks magnetic tapes containing about 50…
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may 2017
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William Gibson’s next novel, “Agency,” is to be published by Berkley in January. Michael O'Shea William Gibson’s science fiction is so eerily prophetic that…
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april 2017
Hot takes and “problematic faves”: the rise of socially conscious criticism - Vox
Get Out Justin Lubin / Universal Pictures Get Out is a message movie. That's not a bad thing or a good thing, just a description: Jordan Peele's hit movie uses…
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april 2017
How Intel Makes a Chip - Bloomberg
Before entering the cleanroom in D1D, as Intel calls its 17 million-cubic-foot microprocessor factory in Hillsboro, Oregon, it’s a good idea to carefully wash…
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april 2017
Inside the 'Stalkerware' Surveillance Market, Where Ordinary People Tap Each Other's Phones - Motherboard
This story is part of When Spies Come Home , a Motherboard series about powerful surveillance software ordinary people use to spy on their loved ones. John*…
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april 2017
Build a Better Monster: Morality, Machine Learning, and Mass Surveillance
I came to the United States as a six year old kid from Eastern Europe. One of my earliest memories of that time was the Safeway supermarket, an astonishing…
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april 2017
I, Rapper: Imagining a Hip-Hop Future With A.I. | DJBooth
Artificial intelligence is one of the most fascinating yet terrifying concepts in human history. Its prevalence is also inevitable at this point, as we see more…
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april 2017
‘DAMN.’ Decoded: Kendrick Lamar’s Album is About Breaking the Curse of Disobedience | DJBooth
Gone but not forgotten, homes I still feel ya / So, curse the day that birthed the bastard / Who caused your church mass, reverse the crash / Reverse the blast…
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april 2017
The Heart of Whiteness: Ijeoma Oluo Interviews Rachel Dolezal, the White Woman Who Identifies as Black - Features - The Stranger
Rajah Bose I 'm sitting across from Rachel Dolezal, and she looks... white. Not a little white, not racially ambiguous. Dolezal looks really, really white. She…
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