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This is what slavery looks like today, in the eyes of slavers – Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick | Aeon Essays
I liked Aanan as soon as I met him. My field notes read: ‘What a nice guy, you can just see from his face.’ Open-faced and conversational, he was enthusiastic…
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2 days ago
On Betrayal by the Left – Talking with Ex-Muslim Sarah Haider
In twenty-first-century America, what happens to a young woman who has wised up and quit a faith-based ideology that ordains the second-class status of women,…
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8 days ago
What it would take to impeach president Trump
Conflicts of interest. Authoritarian tendencies. Finances obscured from public view. Secret ties to Russian oligarchs. There are those who have speculated that…
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10 days ago
The Enduring, Anxious Appeal of Gray
Looking back, I should have realized it sooner, this problem that I have. The only excuse I can give is that introspection often takes time, and it’s only…
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10 days ago
Your “Lean Daily Management” Approach Would Be Even Better with Some Simple Statistical Methods
For a long time, many of us have taught that Lean is more than a set of tools, more than Kaizen Events and projects. As Toyota teaches today , through its TSSC…
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10 days ago
How ambient music can help ease the trauma of the ICU – Charles Fernyhough | Aeon Essays
It’s an odd gig, even for musicians who are used to some odd venues. For one thing, we can’t see our audience. It’s not that we haven’t attracted many people,…
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10 days ago
Operation London Bridge: the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death
I n the plans that exist for the death of the Queen – and there are many versions, held by Buckingham Palace, the government and the BBC – most envisage that…
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10 days ago
The Right to Remain Silent
Ableism, the English to prison pipeline, and the plight of deaf inmates BORN into a working-class family with six children, Felix Garcia was plagued by ear…
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11 days ago
‘I Shouldn’t Be Here’
‘I Shouldn’t Be Here’ The shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub claimed 49 lives and altered countless others. Nine months later, the tragedy still shapes three…
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11 days ago
Betsy DeVos' Holy War on Education
A few weeks after September 11th, 2001, with the nation reeling from the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., about 400 or so of the country's…
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18 days ago
Understanding the Dark, Loud, and Stinky Cities of the 18th Century
Urbanites navigated narrow streets by touch, sound, and smell. (Charles Soulier/Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division) How did 18th-century urban…
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20 days ago
Gillian Jacobs: Learning How to Act Like Myself
Gillian Jacobs: Learning How to Act Like Myself An actress, director, and only child reflects on being herself. By (Photo courtesy of Gillian Jacobs)…
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20 days ago
Out of Print: Anita Loos
Love' s Gillian Jacobs explores the history of the Hollywood screenwriter Anita Loos. By (VERITY SLADE) Advertisement - Continue Reading Below When I started…
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20 days ago
The Iron Maidens of the Bronx
(RACHEL LEVIT RUIZ) Violet Killy and Jenny Li were both on the Bronx High School of Science's all-girls robotics team, the Fe Maidens, before they graduated…
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20 days ago
The Lenny Interview: Megan Smith
The chief technology officer of the United States wants to use data to create change. By (MARJA DE SANCTIS) Advertisement - Continue Reading Below In 2009,…
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20 days ago
Department of Justification - NYTimes.com
O ne night in September 2014, when he was chief executive of Breitbart News, Stephen Bannon hosted cocktails and dinner at the Washington townhouse where he…
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22 days ago
I’m Renting a Dog?
After her family’s shiba inu died of cancer, Dawn Sabins decided to surprise her 7-year-old son with a new puppy. In March 2015, she dropped into a San…
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22 days ago
Buried Alive: Stories From Inside Solitary Confinement
Dan Winters It is brutal. It is torture by definition. It destroys the mind, body, and soul, making rehabilitation next to impossible. It is also outrageously…
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24 days ago
The Hunt for the Perfect Sugar
When the history of sugar is written, 2016 may go down as the year its image turned. Sure, we always knew those sweet white crystals could rot teeth and cause…
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26 days ago
Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War
1. Soft Targets On April 12, 1982, Yuri Andropov, the chairman of the K.G.B., ordered foreign-intelligence operatives to carry out “active measures”— aktivniye…
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26 days ago
How to Understand Extreme Numbers - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus
Galaxy collision | Illustration by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Flickr T he late statistics wizard Hans Rosling, who died this month at age 68, brought at…
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26 days ago
Steve Bannon’s Autobahn | Jacobin
The new issue of Jacobin , “ Journey to the Dark Side ,” is out now. Subscribe for the first time at a discount . T here is no doubt that Steve Bannon is a…
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27 days ago
Paleocons for Porn | Jacobin
The next issue of Jacobin , “ Journey to the Dark Side ,” is out now. Subscribe for the first time at a discount . A new right is alive in America — and it’s…
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27 days ago
The Video Game Industry Is Afraid of Unions - Motherboard
A version of this article appeared in the February issue of VICE magazine. Click HERE to subscribe. On November 17 of last year, 450 members of the SAG-AFTRA…
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28 days ago
The High Cost of Cheap Labor - Modern Farmer
EVERY TIME ROSA GARCIA’S FAMILY* relocates—pursuing the latest harvest opportunity, from Florida’s winter citrus crops to the autumn vegetables of Michigan—she…
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28 days ago
Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds
The vaunted human capacity for reason may have more to do with winning arguments than with thinking straight. Credit Illustration by Gérard DuBois In 1975,…
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28 days ago
Aleksandar Hemon on the Urge to Violence in a Time of Trump
Last December I found myself outside a highrise in downtown Chicago where my friend was having a party for her 50th birthday. It was an exceptionally cold…
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29 days ago
Killer, kleptocrat, genius, spy: the many myths of Vladimir Putin
V ladimir Putin, you may have noticed, is everywhere. He has soldiers in Ukraine and Syria, troublemakers in the Baltics and Finland, and a hand in elections…
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4 weeks ago
Download - Dropbox
We're now downloading Dropbox Your Dropbox download should automatically start within seconds. If it doesn't, restart the download . When your download is…
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4 weeks ago
A Conversation With Brian Eno About Ambient Music | Pitchfork
The unceasingly curious composer on chance, minimalism, and the politics of form. Photos by Shamil Tanna Visiting Brian Eno ’s studio in London’s Notting Hill…
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4 weeks ago
The Rise and Fall of the Socialist Party of America | Jacobin
I n the middle of Bernie Sanders’s unexpected surge in the Democratic presidential primary, Missouri governor Jay Nixon echoed some folksy wisdom against him:…
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4 weeks ago
Decoding the ancient tale of mass suicide in the Judaean desert – Eric H Cline | Aeon Essays
Aerial view of Masada showing the Roman ramp. Photo by HG/Magnum is professor of classics and anthropology and director of the Capitol Archaeological Institute…
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4 weeks ago
Michael Flynn, General Chaos
Two days before the Inauguration of Donald Trump as the forty-fifth President of the United States, Michael Flynn, a retired lieutenant general and former…
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5 weeks ago
The Age of Rudeness
I n a world as unmannerly as this one, how is it best to speak? There’s no need to be rude, I say to the man in the packed hall at passport control. There are…
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5 weeks ago
» Loom (or, how Brian Moriarty Proved That Less is Sometimes More) The Digital Antiquarian
Share Mail In April of 1988, Brian Moriarty of Infocom flew from the East Coast to the West to attend the first ever Computer Game Developers Conference.…
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5 weeks ago
The Wait
On the interminable two weeks between a bad sonogram and the end of a pregnancy. More From The Grief Issue 5 articles Ask Vivien Nobody Died Grief Soup By…
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5 weeks ago
Unveiling the erotic mysteries at the heart of Homer’s Odyssey – C D C Reeve | Aeon Essays
The Trojan Wars ended in Troy’s defeat at the hands of the Greeks, many of whom returned to their homes. But the great Odysseus was not among them. He became…
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5 weeks ago
Why America’s Airports Suck
When Bryan Rowan enters LaGuardia Airport, he begins mentally renovating. “It’s really too bad about this,” he says, gesturing to a low-ceilinged food court in…
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5 weeks ago
The Mystery of Trump’s Man in Moscow
AP Photo Reports of deep Russian ties swirl around Trump adviser Carter Page. Oddly, nobody in Russia seems to have heard of him. By Julia Ioffe In March, in a…
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5 weeks ago
Gabe Newell isn't really here
Isaac Brekken/Invision/AP Gabe Newell sits perfectly still, leans forward. His hands are laid on his lap. Only his eyes are moving. They shift rapidly from left…
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5 weeks ago
When Things Go Missing
A couple of years ago, I spent the summer in Portland, Oregon, losing things. I normally live on the East Coast, but that year, unable to face another…
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5 weeks ago
Democrats can’t win until they recognize how bad Obama’s financial policies were
During his final news conference of 2016, in mid-December, President Obama criticized Democratic efforts during the election. “Where Democrats are characterized…
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5 weeks ago
Who Put Trump in the White House? | Jacobin
T he media story in the days following the 2016 election was that a huge defection of angry, white, blue-collar workers in the Rust Belt from their traditional…
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5 weeks ago
Chicago musicians speak up about the Affordable Care Act
Bobby Sims The Trump regime's flood of attacks on democratic norms, rule of law, and vulnerable populations—most prominently its widely contested ban on…
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6 weeks ago
How a Fractious Women’s Movement Came to Lead the Left - NYTimes.com
H ours before the start of the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21, every Metro car leading to the National Mall was packed so tight that it could take on no…
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6 weeks ago
Let’s Get to Work
The next issue of Jacobin , “Journey to the Dark Side,” will be out February 21. Subscribe for the first time at a discount . T he Left has a long tradition of…
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6 weeks ago
Solving the mystery of the Druze – a 2,000-year-old odyssey – Eran Elhaik | Aeon Ideas
Druze farmers. Photo courtesy Wikipedia Eran Elhaik is a lecturer at the University of Sheffield in the UK. He is interested in population genetics, molecular…
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6 weeks ago
[Miscellany] | Little Things, by Alice Gregory | Harper's Magazine
L ori DeBacker drives a Mini Cooper, owns a runt dog, and lives with her husband, a model-train enthusiast, in a twelve-room Victorian house whose tearoom is…
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6 weeks ago
Al Qaeda’s Favorite President
The next issue of Jacobin will be out soon. Subscribe for the first time at a discount . S hortly after Donald Trump’s Election Day victory, many jihadists…
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6 weeks ago
The self-help game
‘Double-fault!’… ‘Ju-ust out!’ Generally a calm man, I throw my tennis racquet against the thick green court curtains with disgust… Akh, the torture of tennis.…
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6 weeks ago
Newswire: Stranger Things ain’t afraid of no ghosts in our first look at season 2
Yeah, we know, we also got a little overwhelmed by all the Stranger Things memes that came out in the wake of the show’s whirlwind success last summer. But that…
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7 weeks ago
The making of Apple’s HAL
I used to devote hours to feverishly writing up my annual Super Bowl ad review. And then, one day, the thrill was gone. Between the lack of surprise (so many…
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7 weeks ago
24 Hours at JFK: The Hour-by-Hour Account of Two Iraqis’ Detainment and Release
Attorneys working at JFK on January 30, 2017, to aid arriving passengers who might be affected by Trump’s immigration order. Photo: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images…
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7 weeks ago
Can We "Cure" the Men Who Pay for Sex?
© Ale Burset Inside a two-month program that aims to end prostitution—and help dismantle the patriarchy—by rehabilitating the men who perpetuate it. The men…
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7 weeks ago
Seeping Through The Pages
America’s rigid racial categories erase more fluid forms of Indigenous self-identification THROUGHOUT the history of what would eventually come to be called…
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7 weeks ago
M.I.A.
Half a century ago, an American commando vanished in the jungles of Laos. In 2008, he reappeared in Vietnam, reportedly alive and well. But nothing was what it…
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7 weeks ago
Why children ask ‘Why?’ and what makes a good explanation – Matteo Colombo | Aeon Ideas
Matteo Bagnoli/Flickr Matteo Colombo is an assistant professor in the Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics, and Philosophy of Science , and in the Department of…
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7 weeks ago
Is a mission to Mars morally defensible given today’s real needs? – Andrew Russell & Lee Vinsel | Aeon Essays
There are good reasons to worry about the future of humanity. Do we have a future, and if so, how much and what kind? For most people, it’s easier to feel these…
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7 weeks ago
Bedtime for Bannon
The next issue of Jacobin will be out soon. Subscribe for the first time at a discount . W hat the Trump administration has done, over the past few days, is…
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7 weeks ago
How an obscure oriental cult converted a vast, pagan Roman empire – Michael Kulikowski | Aeon Essays
The Roman empire became Christian during the fifth century CE. At the century’s start, Christians were – at most – a substantial minority of the population. By…
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7 weeks ago
The Unexpectedly High-Stakes World of Neo Geo Collecting
Some fans of the Neo Geo, a vintage video-game console, are willing to spend huge sums indulging their nostalgia. Credit Photograph by Frédéric Bisson / Flickr…
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8 weeks ago
The Heroism of Incremental Care
We devote vast resources to surgeons and the like, while starving the physicians whose steady, intimate care helps many more. Credit Illustration by Todd St.…
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8 weeks ago
From Realignment to Reinforcement
R eforming, realigning, or refashioning the Democratic Party into a vehicle for social democracy is one of the oldest, oft-repeated, and frustratingly…
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8 weeks ago
The Radical Crusade of Mike Pence
The optics were good. About 100 Carrier factory workers in Indianapolis sat in folding chairs awaiting President-elect Donald Trump, who had announced, via…
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8 weeks ago
I Was at Trump’s Inauguration. It Was Tiny.
The crowd at Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017. (Reuters / Lucas Jackson) O n Friday, I spent roughly nine hours—from 6 am to 3 pm —on the streets…
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8 weeks ago
Trump’s Vainglorious Affront to the C.I.A.
The President’s remarks to the C.I.A. on Saturday, delivered in front of a hallowed memorial, stirred anger and astonishment among current and former agency…
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8 weeks ago
American Carnage
T rump’s inauguration speech was unlike most that he delivers. Though not short on his usual belligerence, it was heavily scripted, grammatically conventional,…
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8 weeks ago
Murderous Manila: On the Night Shift
Eloisa Lopez Onlookers at a crime scene under investigation by the SOCO (scene of crime operatives), Tondo, Manila, September 2016 One night in December, I was…
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8 weeks ago
Inside Minnesota’s Risky Plan to Deradicalize Young ISIS Recruits
WIRED Logo SCROLL DOWN Jacob Burge A CONTROVERSIAL NEW PROGRAM AIMS TO REFORM HOMEGROWN ISIS RECRUITS BACK INTO NORMAL YOUNG AMERICANS A controversial new…
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8 weeks ago
What's behind the urge to uncover an 'authentic self'? – Michael Lovelock | Aeon Essays
Every Tuesday on Instagram, millions of users, mostly in their teens to their early 30s, upload an image for #transformationtuesday. On one side of the shot,…
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8 weeks ago
Tolerance is not a moral precept
Yonatan Zunger Science. Politics. Economics. Ethics. Things blowing up. Forgotten history. We’ve got it all! Jan 2 Tolerance is not a moral precept This photo…
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8 weeks ago
Rocky First Weekend for Trump Troubles Even His Top Aides - NYTimes.com
WASHINGTON — President Trump ’s first weekend in office unfolded much the way things often did during his campaign: with angry Twitter messages, a familiar…
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8 weeks ago
The first days inside Trump’s White House: Fury, tumult and a reboot
President Trump had just returned to the White House on Saturday from his final inauguration event, a tranquil interfaith prayer service, when the flashes of…
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8 weeks ago
7 Takeaways from Vanity Fair’s 1990 Profile of Donald Trump
Donald Trump has lived the entirety of his adult life in the public eye, leaving behind a trail of bombastic headlines that include accusations of sexual…
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8 weeks ago
Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich
An armed guard stands at the entrance of the Survival Condo Project, a former missile silo north of Wichita, Kansas, that has been converted into luxury…
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8 weeks ago
The Stakes Are Clear
T his is hardcore. Prime Minister Theresa May has said that not only will Britain leave the European Union, it will leave the single market, which gives Britain…
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8 weeks ago
Orion Magazine | Our School
AMONG THE FEW THINGS that those of us from beneath the Arctic Circle are likely to know about polar Alaska is that the Inuit peoples have dozens of words for…
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8 weeks ago
We Can Make the Nazis Back Down
E mboldened by the election of Donald Trump, neo-Nazis with connections to alt-right leader Richard Spencer announced they would hold an armed march in…
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8 weeks ago
Striking the Startups
The new issue of Jacobin is out now. To mark its release, we’re offering discounted introductory subscriptions . I n early October, Italian media outlets ran…
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