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Something Like Springtime
Barbara Doyle opened her restaurant at 5am every day. For ten hours she’d cook for regulars living and working in Belfast, Maine, a small harbor town two hours…
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2 days ago
Donald Trump Played Central Role in Hush Payoffs to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal
By Nicole Hong , Nicole Hong The Wall Street Journal Biography Nicole Hong @nicole_hong Google+ nicole.hong@wsj.com Michael Rothfeld , Michael Rothfeld The Wall…
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3 days ago
The Southern Poverty Law Center and the delicate task of defining hate in 2018
S ee that speck there?” retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin says, directing my gaze to the ceiling of the Family Research Council’s lobby in Washington.…
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4 days ago
Crazy Rich Asians and What We Lose in the Fight for Respectability
After generations of erasure, stereotyping and yellowface, APIA audiences may feel something visceral when we see other Asian Americans on screen. Most of the…
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4 days ago
The Crash That Failed
William Powhida/Postmasters Gallery William Powhida: Griftopia, 2011; a ten-foot-wide ‘visual translation’ of the 2008 financial crisis based on Matt Taibbi’s…
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7 days ago
I Love My Commute
Photo: Emre Baser/Getty Images I love my commute. It’s filled with people. People suggest promise, and I’ve spent so much time alone recently. Also, the…
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8 days ago
The Center for Midnight
How many people do you need? Is an artistic movement only a movement as a collective? Can one person alone carry the melody? Over the course of 12 hours between…
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8 days ago
From Lithuania, with love
In February 2015, a cryptic email reached correspondent Ann Cooper from around the globe and across 28 years. It would pull her back into one of the most…
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9 days ago
Fascism is Not an Idea to Be Debated, It’s a Set of Actions to Fight
Back when I was in high school in Sarajevo, my best friend was Zoka. We listened to the same bands, went to the same rock shows, found the same stupid things…
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12 days ago
12 Young People on Why They Probably Won’t Vote
From left: Laura, Nathan, and Jocelyn. Photo: Courtesy of the subjects More than half of American adults plan to cast ballots in November, but only a third of…
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13 days ago
Comme
T he Melbourne store was in an alleyway. There was nothing in the alleyway, only red bricks and the store. We had no signage though people persistently stood in…
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14 days ago
The song of the spoon lady: Pain, perseverance and an unlikely journey to viral fame
A s official days go, National Play Music on the Porch Day seems to occupy that unsettled space between National Submarine Day and National Periodic Table Day —…
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14 days ago
Ideo breaks its silence on design thinking’s critics
Over the last year, Ideo’s philosophy of “ design thinking “–a codified, six-step process to solve problems creatively–has come under fire. It’s been called…
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15 days ago
Officials Say This Cop Forced An 11-Year-Old To The Ground And Then Lied About What Happened. The NYPD Decided Not To Punish Him.
This Cop Was Accused Of Putting An 11-Year-Old Girl In A Chokehold And Lying About It. He Kept His Job. Confidential department documents show that then–NYPD…
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15 days ago
A Dress Rehearsal for the End of Life
We had started down the path of honoring our mother’s wish to have a good death until a hospice nurse figured out that she wasn’t really dying. Monona Yin,…
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16 days ago
The Archivists of Extinction | Kate Wagner
We like to think of buildings as being permanent, unchanging. They feel permanent; after all, it is part of a building’s basic purpose, reliably sheltering us…
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18 days ago
China’s Government Has Ordered a Million Citizens to Occupy Uighur Homes. Here’s What They Think They’re Doing.
Often, the big brothers and sisters arrived dressed in hiking gear. They appeared in the villages in groups, their backpacks bulging, their luggage crammed with…
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19 days ago
LRB · Nico Muhly · Diary: How I Write Music
I avoid reading accounts of other composers’ ways of working. I’ve only ever been disappointed by stories of their abusive and antagonistic relationships with…
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19 days ago
Tech’s Biggest Enforcer Talks Facebook, Google, and What She’s Learned
Margrethe Vestager. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images There’s only one government official around the world who really keeps tech executives up at night:…
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19 days ago
Hymns to Misunderstanding: Harry Mathews' First Three Novels
An American in Oulipo: The Harry Mathews Symposium The Conversions by Harry Mathews. Dalkey Archive Press. 192pp, $11.95. Published in Issue 29 On June 19,…
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19 days ago
Electric cars won’t save California
By Alissa Walker | October 24, 2018 Photography by Patricia Chang Within a 15 minutes’ drive in any direction from the palm-fringed Greek Revival rotunda of…
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20 days ago
The Beastie Boys Put Down the Mic and Pick Up the Pen
The Beastie Boys’ Michael Diamond (Mike D), left, and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) took a shot at defining their own legacy in their “Beastie Boys Book.” Credit Brad…
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20 days ago
Cooking Shorthanded
Like the news, cookbooks often put me in a sour mood. After confronting one too many recipes in a row that call for carrot peeling, garlic mincing, or artichoke…
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20 days ago
What Happened to All the Good Jobs?
Illustration by Tim Robinson. W hat happened to the steady job? Gig-economy start-ups like to imply that it has outlived its usefulness. Americans are supposed…
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20 days ago
Solving (and Not Solving) The Conversions
An American in Oulipo: The Harry Mathews Symposium The Conversions by Harry Mathews. Dalkey Archive Press. 192pp, $11.95. Published in Issue 29 Harry Mathews’…
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20 days ago
Drop the Hyphen in "Asian American" | Conscious Style Guide
Drop the Hyphen in Asian American On the historical divisiveness of an unnecessary punctuation mark. By Henry Fuhrmann • January 23, 2018 Ed. note: This article…
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21 days ago
EXCLUSIVE: Sacha Baron Cohen, The Improv King Of America
Imagine Ilsa refusing to leave Rick in “Casablanca.” Or if, in “When Harry Met Sally,” after Sally faked her orgasm, the lady in the diner had left in disgust…
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25 days ago
A Tribe Called Quest and the Art of the Mixtape
Photo: Al Pereira/Getty Images Hanif Abdurraqib is a visiting writer in the MFA program at Butler University, an acclaimed poet, and cultural critic whose work…
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26 days ago
Who the hell does Yorgos Lanthimos think he is? - DRUGSTORE CULTURE
1 of 5 ‘The Favourite’ (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018) ‘Dogtooth’ (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2009) ‘The Lobster’ (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015) ‘Dogtooth’ (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2009)…
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26 days ago
Exclusive: American Mercenaries Went To Yemen To Carry Out Targeted Killings
American Mercenaries Were Hired To Assassinate Politicians In The Middle East “There was a targeted assassination program in Yemen. I was running it. We did…
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28 days ago
Kiese Laymon Knows His New Memoir Is Raw. But It’s Not Trauma Porn.
To visit the writer Kiese Laymon in the town where he lives and teaches, you have to fly to Memphis International Airport in Tennessee and then, if you don’t…
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28 days ago
The long, long history of long, long CVS receipts
CVS is a drugstore much like other drugstores, with one important difference: The receipts are very long. How long are the receipts? For at least a decade,…
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29 days ago
Tapping the ‘hidden spring’ of anti-Semitism in Orban’s Hungary | +972 Magazine
BUDAPEST, Hungary — In Hungarian, there is an expression that anti-Semitism is like a hidden spring, often imperceptible yet omnipresent, a source that can be…
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4 weeks ago
The Red Baron
Catherine Shakespeare Lane Michael Young, London, 1997 Michael Young was an inconvenient child. His father, an Australian, was a musician and music critic, and…
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4 weeks ago
Standard Patterns in Choice-Based Games
Advertisements When I was analysing the structures of CYOA works a few years back, I began to recognise some strong recurring design patterns. I came up with…
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4 weeks ago
Trump’s Patron-in-Chief: Casino Magnate Sheldon Adelson
L ate on a Thursday evening in February 2017, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plane landed at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland for his first visit with…
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4 weeks ago
Why You Can’t Stop Looking at Other People’s Screens
You’re not a creep, though you are a thief. You’re also a human. Image What we can see as we commute. Credit Hannah La Follette Ryan for The New York Times…
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4 weeks ago
Daniel Radcliffe and the Art of the Fact-Check
Daniel Radcliffe Illustration by João Fazenda Fact: the actor Daniel Radcliffe is currently starring in the Broadway show “The Lifespan of a Fact,” as a…
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4 weeks ago
For Poorer, For Richer
Like many of Buffalo’s refugees from Burma, Htay Beh used to leave her sparsely furnished Riverside home and head to the Niagara River to catch dinner: fish…
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4 weeks ago
Matthew Weiner in the Mirror
Matthew Weiner, photographed in an editing bay in his Hollywood offices. Photograph by Philip Montgomery. Matthew Weiner has written a lot of iconic television…
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4 weeks ago
White Supremacists Still Have a Safe Space Online. It’s Discord.
Photo illustration by Slate. When more than 500 white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and members of the alt-right marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, they…
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5 weeks ago
The Supreme Court Is Headed Back to the 19th Century
Alicia Tatone W hen the Louisiana State Militia finally arrived at the Colfax courthouse on April 15, 1873, all it could do was bury the bodies. Two days…
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5 weeks ago
In Literature, Who Decides When Homage Becomes Theft?
Notes on the Culture Appropriation goes both ways, and increasingly it’s being seen as a creative freedom for writers who have been excluded from the literary…
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5 weeks ago
The untold story of Stripe, the secretive $9.2bn startup driving Apple, Amazon and Facebook
O n a hot summer’s day in a lush, green Cairo garden just a stone’s throw from the Nile, 29-year-old Mostafa Amin is talking about bread. He’s speaking with the…
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5 weeks ago
The Chinese Motherboard Hack Is a Crisis, Even If It Didn’t Really Happen
Savita Kirloskar / Reuters It’s easy to forget in the app era, but Silicon Valley got its name from microchips. The generation that transformed orchards into…
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5 weeks ago
A Former Obama Operative Built a New Anti-Republican Attack Machine
One evening in September, Tanya, a consultant at a big New York firm, was on her laptop scrutinizing public records and reading posts on VKontakte, the Russian…
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5 weeks ago
My Great-Grandfather the Bundist
Volkavaisk Bundists, 1905 “There, where we live, that is our country.” —Motto of the Jewish Labor Bund During his elder years, my great-grandfather, the…
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5 weeks ago
My dad showed me how to be a journalist, a Jew and a man | Jonathan Freedland
‘To reach my childhood bedroom, you had to go through my father’s study: I would fall asleep to the clack-clack of his typewriter.’Illustration: Matt Kenyon I f…
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5 weeks ago
The Suffocation of Democracy
Culture Club/Getty Images German President Paul von Hindenburg and Chancellor Adolf Hitler on their way to a youth rally at the Lustgarten, Berlin, May 1933 As…
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5 weeks ago
Totalitarian physics & moral threshing by Jacob Howland
T hi s year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the first publication in the Soviet Union of Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate , a nine-hundred-page novel of life…
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5 weeks ago
The Value of Human Text Analysis: Q&A with Alvin Chang
We spoke with Vox’s Alvin Chang about making a widely shared interactive on short notice, finding the story in a text transcript, and how to decide what counts…
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5 weeks ago
The Comforting Fictions of Dementia Care
The memory-care unit in Ohio’s Chagrin Valley is designed to look like an American town from its residents’ childhoods. Photograph by Philip Montgomery for The…
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5 weeks ago
Meet The Ohio Woman Whose Run-In With The FBI Gives Us A Window Into Robert Mueller's Trump–Russia Probe
Nick Hagen for BuzzFeed News Cassandra Ford WASHINGTON — Cassandra Ford tends to stay online late into the evening and then sleep in. So when two FBI agents…
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5 weeks ago
Believing Women, and the Gaslighting of M.I.A.
Maya Arulpragasam a.k.a. M.I.A. Photo: Abramorama The big revelation of the documentary titled MAYA / MATANGI / MIA , which hit U.S. theaters last weekend, is…
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6 weeks ago
America’s Missing Labor Party
For nearly half a century, an air of inevitability has clung to the decline of the American labor movement. As union density has fallen to near 10 percent and…
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6 weeks ago
Journalists Just Can’t Quit Microsoft Word. But Some Are Trying.
Earlier this year, when setting out as a freelance writer, I found myself for the first time without the backing of a work computer with Word or a free student…
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6 weeks ago
Voice Phishing Scams Are Getting More Clever — Krebs on Security
Most of us have been trained to be wary of clicking on links and attachments that arrive in emails unexpected, but it’s easy to forget scam artists are…
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6 weeks ago
The Radio Auteur: Joe Frank, Ira Glass, and Narrative Radio
Michal Story Joe Frank working in the studio at KCRW, Santa Monica, 2012 Through his broadcasts over the course of forty years, Joe Frank, who died at…
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6 weeks ago
Georgia’s Separate and Unequal Special-Education System
When Seth, who has autism, was four, he was placed in a new school. A family member described it as a kind of ghost town. Photograph by LaToya Ruby Frazier for…
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6 weeks ago
The Movie Assassin
The Movie Girl In October 1996, I was 27, a freelance film reviewer at Philadelphia’s second best (of two) alt-weeklies and excited to see and review Anthony…
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6 weeks ago
Devin Nunes’s Family Farm Is Hiding a Politically Explosive Secret
Devin Nunes has a secret. Nunes is the California Republican and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who has become famous in the Trump era for using…
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6 weeks ago
Where local news has adapted to digital — and where it can still grow (hint: not geographically)
So you want to support local news. But can you even find the subscribe button on the Daily Planet’s clunky website to do so? Is the website optimized for a…
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6 weeks ago
Analysis | The straw man in the new round of the reading wars
English teacher Laurel Taylor reads a children's book about how different animals perceive a cat to her 12th-grade honors students at T.C. Williams High School…
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6 weeks ago
The rise and fall of the company behind ‘Reader Rabbit’ and all your favorite educational games
Each May, as the elementary school year was winding down, our teachers would send us home with a new educational CD-ROM — hoping, I assume, that it would keep…
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6 weeks ago
Opinion | She reported her rape. Her hometown turned against her. Can justice ever be served?
About that night Aug. 11, 2006, was a sweltering Friday night in the midst of a long, fatally hot summer. A 16-year-old girl reported that she was raped that…
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7 weeks ago
Community Plumbing: A History of the Hardware Store
Crest Hardware Art Show, 2012. [ Garrett Ziegler ] The Franquinhas have been selling hardware on Metropolitan Avenue in North Brooklyn since 1962. Brothers Joe…
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7 weeks ago
Civic Tech as a Tween – Cyd Harrell – Medium
The civic tech community in the US is about 10 years into a 5 year project. I’m counting from the Apps for Democracy contest hosted in DC by then-city CTO Vivek…
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7 weeks ago
Why we want our journalists to take a stance at The Correspondent
Design by Leon Postma and Harald Dunnink ( Momkai ) A majority of Americans cannot name a news source they consider to be “objective”. No surprise there, I…
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7 weeks ago
Golf illustrations sustained Valentino Dixon while in prison for murder, a charge he was declared innocent of in court on Wednesday after 27 years in jail - Golf Digest
After 27 years in prison, a man who loves golf walked free today. Not only that, he was given back his innocence. Of course, the state can regift innocence…
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7 weeks ago
It's time for journalism to stand for something
Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. There are moments when you can tell what they will feel like in retrospect: hitting bottom, a…
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7 weeks ago
If Oxford shrugs
How can Oxford diversify its intake—and what happens if it doesn’t? Photo © JAMES BRITTAIN/VIEW PICTURES/UIG VIA GETTY IMAGES The opening scene of the latest…
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7 weeks ago
Google Knows Where You’ve Been, but Does It Know Who You Are?
In August, The Associated Press published an investigation into how Google handles the data it collects, following a curious discovery by a graduate researcher…
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8 weeks ago
Media Manipulation, Strategic Amplification, and Responsible Journalism
This is a crib of a talk that Data & Society Founder and President danah boyd gave at the Online News Association conference in Austin, Texas on September 13,…
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8 weeks ago
My Affair With the Intellectual Dark Web – Great Escape – Medium
T his is the story of the past three years of my life. It’s romance in a way, but it’s also a breakup story. It begins sometime in 2015, a year during which my…
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8 weeks ago
How Goop’s Haters Made Gwyneth Paltrow’s Company Worth $250 Million
Gwyneth Paltrow. Credit Credit Amanda Demme for The New York Times O n a Monday morning in November, students at Harvard Business School convened in their…
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8 weeks ago
Why Did the New York Review of Books Publish That Jian Ghomeshi Essay? We Asked the Editor.
O. J. Simpson was not found guilty in a criminal trial. I assume, even if he didn’t have other issues, we might have paused before asking him to write an essay.
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8 weeks ago
The Outline and the curse of media venture capital
Photo via Adobe Stock. It began, as so many similar stories do, with a series of tweets. On September 4th, a writer at The Outline, a news startup founded in…
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8 weeks ago
My pilgrimage into the Jewish future: Partying, praying, prostitution and absolution in Uman
UMAN, Ukraine - On the first morning of the year of 5779, most of the Shacharit prayers in Uman were over. Thousands were streaming out of the synagogues in…
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8 weeks ago
Returning to the Vienna of the Past – Airbnb Magazine – Medium
Two Soviet émigrés revisit their first glimpse of the West, with its handsome cafés, cultured locals, and memories around every corner. Words by Boris Fishman…
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8 weeks ago
Where in the World Is Larry Page?
Larry Page was a no-show. The co-founder and de facto leader of Google is famous for his wild bets on airborne taxis and space elevators, but he apparently…
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8 weeks ago
A Man in Full
Karl Ove Knausgaard concludes his autofiction epic IT IS ONE THING to write down the shameful truth of what you really think about someone else; another to…
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8 weeks ago
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