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LRB · Andrew O’Hagan · The Lives of Ronald Pinn
I first went to Camberwell New Cemetery about six years ago, looking for the grave of a young man called Melvin Bryan, a petty criminal who died after being…
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11 hours ago
Kyle Seth Gray on Twitter: "Superior cat is superior http://t.co/15o7iC5Xla"
"yes these whiskers are one hundred percent natural why do you ask"
RT : Superior cat is superior
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19 hours ago
peejy peach on Twitter: "#BlackLivesMatter http://t.co/DjTH8LNsww"
Because nothing says "We're not really an Orwellian police state" like imperious threats displayed on a giant screen.
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20 hours ago
The Wicked + The Divine
Graphic in Cuba St have a pile of WicDiv 1-5 collected for just $20 each. —run, don't walk.
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2 days ago
師範 on Twitter: "猫カフェってこんな感じだっけ??? http://t.co/XVvnj3VFrJ"
“this cat cafe is not what i expected tbh”
RT : 猫カフェってこんな感じだっけ???
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4 days ago
Kenny The Rescued Wombat Picks The Perfect Place To Nap
WISH THIS WERE MY SOCK DRAWER MT : Kenny, an orphaned wombat snoozing in the sock drawer
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4 days ago
Dr. Dreidel — Hannah Rothstein
: For the Jewish hip-hop fan in your life, the Dr. Dreidel. ” > Happy Chanukah
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4 days ago
The secret to the Uber economy is wealth inequality
Of the many attractions offered by my hometown, a west coast peninsula famed for its deep natural harbor, perhaps the most striking is that you never have to…
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4 days ago
Who Wants a Supertall Skyline? The Emerging Aesthetic of the 1,000-Foot Tower
When you’re putting up a multi­billion-dollar tower that’s a quarter-mile high, there’s not much leeway to make it a work of art. On the other hand, when you’re…
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7 days ago
Do Artifacts Have Ethics?
Writing about “technology and the moral dimension,” tech writer and Gigaom founder, Om Malik made the following observation:
“I can safely say that we in tech…
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8 days ago
Inside the Collapse of The New Republic - The New Yorker
Last Friday morning, Chris Hughes, the owner of The New Republic, and Guy Vidra, the magazine’s C.E.O., presided over a meeting at the publication’s Penn…
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8 days ago
Against the Cutesification of Urban Design – Next City
“Dancing don’t walk” figure from a Smart Car campaign
Over the past several years, designers and artists have been falling over each other to incorporate fun…
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9 days ago
Untitled (http://www.annatype.com/img/graphic/anne_jordan_flaubert_postsecular.jpg)
Losing my shit over Anne Jordan’s richly textured book covers: simultaneously typographic and photographic:
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9 days ago
Peter Sunde: 'I went to jail for my cause. What did you do?' (Wired UK)
This is a guest post written by Peter Sunde , original co-founder of The Pirate Bay and more recently Flattr. There's a few big moments in life where you feel…
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9 days ago
Home • Webstock 2015 • Webstock 2015
Beyond excited, proud, honored, (and - yes - terrified!) to be speaking at ... so excited!!!
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10 days ago
spleen: Some notes on the case against online voting
Been sitting on these notes for a while waiting for an excuse to work them up into something. Seems timely
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11 days ago
James Meek · Where will we live?: The Housing Disaster · LRB 9 January 2014
A housing shortage that has been building up for the past thirty years is reaching the point of crisis. The party in power, whose late 20th-century figurehead,…
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14 days ago
Ronnie O'Sullivan 13th Maximum 147 UK Championship 04.12.2014 - YouTube
Excuse me, Twitter, do you have 11 minutes to talk about our lord and saviour?
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15 days ago
An immigration lawyer reviews Paddington
Law is pretty abstract. Unlike the role of a doctor or a builder, that of a lawyer is difficult to explain to a young mind. When my children eventually ask me…
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16 days ago
Are We Missing the Big Picture on Climate Change? - NYTimes.com
The human hands in blue medical gloves spread out the swallow’s wings. The brown feathers jut out like spikes, their tips frizzled and scorched. These wings are…
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18 days ago
On File Formats, Very Briefly
In my life are many file formats, hundreds. They come and go, file formats. But there are some I have loved.
I love them for many reasons. Take the HTML page.…
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18 days ago
Tom Armitage » Some of these Things are not like the others
Some of these Things are not like the others was a a talk I gave at Web Directions South , in Sydney, in 2014. It’s the last variation of a talk I’ve been…
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18 days ago
Instead of Sobbing, You Write Sentences: An Interview with Charles D'Ambrosio - The New Yorker
In an essay from his new book, “Loitering,” Charles D’Ambrosio recounts a trip he took to the “rudiments of an eco-village” in East Austin: “I was more than…
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20 days ago
Alexander Clapp · Diary: I was a Greek neo-fascist · LRB 4 December 2014
In Kalamata I introduce myself as an American neo-fascist with a strong interest in Greek history. Sceptically at first, later with fervour, a few members of…
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23 days ago
Wired 7.01: Look Who's Talking
Look Who’s Talking
The Amish are famous for shunning technology. But their secret love affair with the cell phone is causing an uproar.
By Howard…
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25 days ago
The Astonishing Rise of Angela Merkel
Long @NewYorker piece on Angela Merkel is long, but fascinating: http://t.co/NH1sIPY21N
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26 days ago
Reuters Institute for the study of Journalism
News Title Emily Bell, Director at the TOW Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, today delivered the Reuters Memorial Lecture 2014 for…
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27 days ago
Twine, the Video-Game Technology for All - NYTimes.com
Perhaps the most surprising thing about “GamerGate,” the culture war that continues to rage within the world of video games, is the game that touched it off.…
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27 days ago
Get your kicks on Route G6
LIU BO’S wife begged him not to do it. She said he was ill-prepared for the dizzying altitude and the treacherous roads. He would be on his own, possibly…
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27 days ago
Tactical Urbanism: The New Vernacular of the Creative City - Mould - 2014 - Geography Compass - Wiley Online Library
The recent infatuation of urban governance with the ideologies of creativity has led to many cities over the world being branded as ‘Creative Cities’. This…
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28 days ago
Tactical Urbanism: The New Vernacular of the Creative City - Mould - 2014 - Geography Compass - Wiley Online Library
The recent infatuation of urban governance with the ideologies of creativity has led to many cities over the world being branded as ‘Creative Cities’. This…
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28 days ago
How to Get Away with Uber
Takes awhile to get good and leans far too heavily on columnist’s WE. But boy does it get good. https://t.co/e1as8J7P4Q via @alexismadrigal
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28 days ago
http://www.lionsroar.com/bell-hooks-talks-to-john-perry-barlow/
John Perry Barlow: “On paper, you are my polar opposite [bell hooks: iconoclastic feminist, leading African-American intellectual, progressive Buddhist,…
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29 days ago
On HTML5 and the Group That Rules the Web
You might have read that, on October 28th, W3C officially recommended HTML5. And you might know that this has something to do with apps and the Web. The…
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4 weeks ago
Finding New York in Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities
Italo Calvino invisible cities I had the dream following the anniversary of September 11 this year, after I had seen the two memorial spotlights projected into…
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4 weeks ago
The Fall of Facebook - The Atlantic
I SEE YOU USING “LEGIBLE” ALEXIS, HAVE YOU HEARD OF THIS YALE ANTHROPOLOGIST JAMES C SC—*collapses*
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4 weeks ago
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