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Martin Plaut on Twitter: "EU plans extra billion euros to pay African countries to take back migrants http://t.co/Px7j3grnPf"
Well, this seems like a humane, future-proof plan that will certainly address the underly[vomits everywhere in bulk]
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16 hours ago
Alan Bennett in the London Review of Books - YouTube
More Alan Bennett than you can shake your subscription at (and if you don't have one, you really should).
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Leaving Everywhere
I made a toy that generates those "Why I'm Leaving [City]" essays using real US Census data
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3 days ago
When You Can't Look Away Online: The Danger of Auto-Playing Video
Dado Ruvic / Reuters On Wednesday morning, two journalists in Roanoke, Virginia, were murdered on live television by a gunman . The two victims were a…
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3 days ago
Twitter and emotional resilience - Text Patterns - The New Atlantis
“my real problem is that it just makes me very sad and very tired, and I have too much to do to be sad and tired.”
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3 days ago
How to Win Tinder
pixel art by eboy
Tinder involves managing the vulnerability of “putting oneself out there” by playing it like a video game.
“We saw some beautiful things here.…
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3 days ago
(403) http://www.londonreconnections.com/2015/the-warehouse/
“what lies beneath Greater London reads like some sort of alternate Shipping Forecast…”
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4 days ago
From the Pitchfork Review: As Much As I Can, As Black As I Am: The Queer History of Grace Jones
This article originally appeared in an issue of our print quarterly, The Pitchfork Review, which you can subscribe to here.
Grace Jones is perched on a ledge…
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4 days ago
Taylor Swift sings a duet with Alanis Morissette - YouTube
HOLY SHIT TAYLOR SWIFT AND ALANIS SANG YOU OUGHTA KNOW TOGETHER.
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5 days ago
Mission Critical | Baby Gear for Dads
Militarizing parenting in service to fragile masculinity:
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Saint Joan - The Los Angeles Review of Books
IN HIS REVIEW of Kim Gordon’s Girl in a Band, Jason Diamond seemed to speak for many in writing that “what Girl in a Band does is cements [Gordon’s] status as…
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6 days ago
Who’s On First · Mapzen
I'm probably not the first to reach the "breaches" section of and then grep the data for Besźel and Ul Qoma
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8 days ago
The post-spectacular economy - Justin McGuirk
Justin McGuirk I. It is fashionable these days for economic historians to indentify the London riots of 2011 as the tipping point of late capitalism. Some have…
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9 days ago
The Ghost Grid of California City — Medium
Time was getting hazy by this point.
Part of this was deliberate. “If we take the new experience, we stop time — and that’s all I really care about,” Brad had…
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9 days ago
Public Books — Open Markets, Open Projects: Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness
Wired and on BlogSpot, the “1.0” web, cluttered with proprietary plugins and e-commerce failures, would be abandoned in favor of an Internet that emphasized…
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10 days ago
The End of the Internet Dream? — Backchannel
Earlier this month Jennifer Granick was the keynote speaker at Black Hat 2015. This is a modified version of the speech she delivered. A video of the speech is…
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10 days ago
The Radicalization of Joan Didion
In the late spring of 1967, Joan Didion, accompanied by a photojournalist named Ted Streshinsky, began making trips from Berkeley, where she was staying, to…
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12 days ago
How to Get Away with Uber — On Demand — Medium
By Bobbie JohnsonPhotographs by Richard Petrucci
Roberto Chicas doesn’t use Uber anymore. Actually, he doesn’t do much anymore, not since he met Patrick…
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12 days ago
Europe shouldn’t worry about migrants. It should worry about creeping fascism
People outside the fence round the Eurotunnel terminal in Calais. Photo: Francois Lo Presti/AFP/Getty There is an urban legend about boiling frogs, and it goes…
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13 days ago
Slow Poison
I was driving north up the coast of California, back to my home in the Bay Area. It was 12 days after Sandra Bland was pulled over and arrested by a police…
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14 days ago
Technology Underground
Ingrid Burrington “So what brings you to Atlanta?” the man at the Alamo rental car desk asked my friend Sam. We responded perhaps more eagerly than necessary.…
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15 days ago
Marvel's newest female superhero in 'Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur' | EW.com
SO EXCITED for Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur, a new Marvel comic co-written by !
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16 days ago
Some On Staten Island Opt For Buyout Of 'Houses That Don't Belong'
New York state is buying homes like this one in Staten Island’s Fox Beach neighborhood as part of a Hurricane Sandy recovery project in the hopes that…
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18 days ago
Leaving the Sea: Staten Islanders Experiment with Managed Retreat
Since Sandy devastated so many coastal areas in 2012, writer Elizabeth Rush has followed the evolution of this debate in a handful of communities in Staten…
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