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The Unbelievable Story Of The Plot Against George Soros
How two Jewish American political consultants helped create the world’s largest anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. The 38th floor of the glass tower in Manhattan…
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How Humans and AI Are Working Together in 1,500 Companies
In Brief The Outlook Artificial intelligence is transforming business—and having the most significant impact when it augments human workers instead of replacing…
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An Unbelievable Story of Rape — ProPublica
March 12, 2009 Lynnwood, Washington No one came to court with her that day, except her public defender. She was 18 years old, charged with a gross misdemeanor,…
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ESPN: The Worldwide Leader in Sports
Watch live: Roger Federer vs. Taylor Fritz (men's third round) David Gray/Getty Images live Top Headlines Durant, Harden trail in fan vote; draft on Feb. 7 Fans…
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Yale Will Not Save You
The moment I received my acceptance letter from Yale University was one of the happiest of my life. I stood at the bottom of my driveway, where two tin…
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How to Fix Social Media by Injecting A Chunk of the Blogosphere
Not all hour-long podcasts are worthwhile, but I found this one by The Atlantic’s Matt Thompson and Alexis Madrigal to be pretty compelling. The subject: how to…
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Is a Serial-Killer Gang Murdering Young Men Across the U.S.?
O n the evening of Dec. 15, 2016, Dakota James called his friend Shelley in a panic. He was cold, disoriented, and scared out of his mind, wandering the streets…
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Jack Dorsey Has No Clue What He Wants
A conversation with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey can be incredibly disorienting. Not because he’s particularly clever or thought-provoking, but because he sounds…
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What People Actually Say Before They Die
Kolesov Sergei / Shutterstock / The Atlantic Mort Felix liked to say that his name, when read as two Latin words, meant “happy death.” When he was sick with the…
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Her Left Hand, The Darkness
I have on my bookshelf a dog-eared paperback copy of Ursula K. Le Guin’s 1985 novel Always Coming Home. In it is an inscription from Le Guin: For my good…
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3 days ago
The latest front in Russian infiltration: America’s right-wing homeschooling movement
The group and its origins sound innocuous enough. But the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) — a right-wing group founded 36 years ago — has deepened…
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How I Fell in Love With My Boyfriend—and His Daughter—While He Grieved the Death of his Wife
Doris Liou The night we first kissed, Andrew and I were at a crowded bar in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The walls were painted maroon, and it was filled with…
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The Radical Empathy of Amos Oz
Dominique Nabokov Amos Oz, Hulda, Israel, 1983 In A Tale of Love and Darkness , the 2002 novel-cum-memoir that, his obituarists agreed, was surely Amos Oz’s…
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What I learned in two years of moving government forms online
Josh Gee Feb 22, 2018 Slide from a 2016 deck I put together on forms. Kudos to City of Boston Designer Sebastian Ebarb for the design, though my MS Paint…
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Denise Ho Confronts Hong Kong’s New Political Reality
After Denise Ho joined Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests, her music disappeared in mainland China. Illustration by Tyler Comrie; photograph by Fisher Jing-Ping…
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The Shady Link Between Sunscreen and Your Health
These are dark days for supplements. Although they are a $30-plus billion market in the United States alone, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium,…
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7 days ago
A Novel Made for the Yellow-Vest Moment
Michel Houellebecq in 2014 Philippe Matsas / Flammarion PARIS—In Michel Houellebecq’s 2015 novel Submission , the narrator converts to Islam after France has…
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'O Uommibatto': How the Pre-Raphaelites Became Obsessed with the Wombat
Angus Trumble on Dante Gabriel Rossetti and company’s curious but longstanding fixation with the furry oddity that is the wombat — that “most beautiful of God’s…
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8 days ago
The Ministry of Mr. Rogers
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? a documentary film by Morgan Neville The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King John Beale/Focus Features…
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9 days ago
Shouts and Tremors
I have long thought I wanted to write a memoir. Memoirs are big these days and so are memoirists. The memoir is not exactly an autobiography but sometimes they…
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10 days ago
How Suspiria, Sorry to Bother You, and The Favourite got their standout type design
One of Detroit’s many scene-stealing earrings in Sorry to Bother You . Annapurna Pictures For the most part, it’s the spoken words in a film that we pay…
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Which Smart Speaker Should You Trust Most—and Least?
Photo illustration by Slate If virtual assistants haven’t yet taken over the entire tech world, they’ve at least conquered CES, the annual tech expo that’s…
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is A Perfect Foil For The Pro-Trump Media
Both use the same online playbook — to starkly different ends. Getty Images Here’s an incomplete summary of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s social feeds in the…
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A Q&A With Andy Byford About the New L Plan
You subscribe to the free version of Signal Problems, which gets you the regular edition of the newsletter published every Friday. Because this week has been so…
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‘Unexampled Courage’ Is The Civil Rights Book About the 1940s You Need to Read Now
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast Americans have begun to talk once again about Atticus Finch, the heroic small town Alabama lawyer in To…
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14 days ago
Listening for Silence With the Headphones Off | Pitchfork
After years of escaping into music, writer Mark Richardson finds out what it feels like to hear no sound at all. Illustrations by Tallulah Fontaine Immersive…
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NBC News Veteran Says Media Have Became 'Prisoners of Donald Trump'
YouTube NBC News veteran Bill Arkin made a dramatic exit from his network Wednesday dropping a 2,228-word internal memo to colleagues criticizing NBC and the…
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17 days ago
Dirty dealing in the $175 billion Amazon Marketplace
Last August, Zac Plansky woke to find that the rifle scopes he was selling on Amazon had received 16 five-star reviews overnight. Usually, that would be a good…
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17 days ago
Latif Nasser - Transom
The World’s Biggest Scavenger Hunt: A Guide To Finding Stories I love being a journalist for so many reasons. You get to sniff out secrets. You get to ask…
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18 days ago
Exploring the Future of Image Making - Stephen Mayes - Rhizome Live
Rhizome Live is offering the use of our platform to various individuals to let them have a play, explore topics which interest them, build networks and harness…
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18 days ago
The Wobbly House - The Tel Aviv Review of Books
(3188 words) Of all the questions one could ask about the presence (or absence) of Arabic in Hebrew culture – or Hebrew literature, to be more specific – I am…
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18 days ago
'Reading Lolita in Tel Aviv': Letters from a Kurd - The Tel Aviv Review of Books
“Letters from a Kurd” by Kae Bahar, Yolk Publishing, pp. 418 (3155 words) Letters from a Kurd is the first Kurdish novel published in the English language. Set…
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18 days ago
‘A Translator is First and Foremost a Reader’ - The Tel Aviv Review of Books
(7997 words) Translators, it’s fair to say, often draw the short straw. Most of the time, they suffer from the anonymity of their profession; when they are…
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18 days ago
How to Design Better Social Media – Member Feature Stories – Medium
Non-members can read a version published on Quartz here. D ata exploits affecting millions, election hacking, the death of newspapers, weaponized propaganda,…
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18 days ago
As bike-share expands, neighborhood perception is key
The wealthy Chicago suburb of Evanston, IL embraces bike-share as yet another alternative to driving, a great way to get around the city’s bike trails at lower…
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Inside Shenzhen’s race to outdo Silicon Valley
Every day at around 4 p.m., the creeeek criikkk of stretched packing tape echoes through Huaqiangbei, Shenzhen’s sprawling neighborhood of hardware stores.…
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Operative for “Putin’s Chef” Shares Secrets, Vanishes — Then Reappears and Retracts
Yevgeny Prigozhin ran the infamous St. Petersburg “troll farm” and other pro-Putin media operations. One of his operatives came clean to reporters, sharing some…
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Top journalists reveal the best reporting advice they have received
Illustration by Daniel Fishel. J ournalism as a profession is more art than science. There are few codified rules of the trade, no official list of industry…
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19 days ago
The era of the camera: Google Lens, one year in
THE CAMERA: IT’S NOT JUST FOR SELFIES & SUNSETS My most recent camera roll runs the gamut from the sublime to the mundane: camera roll 2 There is, of course,…
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21 days ago
Globalizing Cosmologies
Few terms are as ubiquitous and yet as deceptive as ‘globalization’. Although historians quarrel over chronology and characteristics, it is conventionally…
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21 days ago
I Was A Cable Guy. I Saw The Worst Of America.
I can’t tell you about a specific day as a cable tech. I can’t tell you my first customer was a cat hoarder. I can tell you the details, sure. That I smeared…
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21 days ago
The Mushroom Incident: Expedition to the USSR, 1964, 30/12/18, Mark Harrison's blog
The Mushroom Incident: Expedition to the USSR , 1964 My parents said I’d better go. A letter from my boarding school advised them that in the summer I could…
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22 days ago
Mmm... Pi-hole...
I have a love-hate relationship with ad blockers. On the one hand, I despise the obnoxious ads that are forced down our throats at what seems like every turn.…
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22 days ago
The Fresno Bee is not the enemy. We are Americans, and part of the Valley, like you
× E-edition Customer Service About Us Contact Us FAQ Advertise Place Classified Ad Display Advertising Stay Connected Mobile & Apps Facebook Twitter E-mail RSS…
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Maria Butina and the Criminalization of Citizen Diplomacy
Maria Butina and the Criminalization of Citizen Diplomacy | The Nation
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Gritty’s evolution from googly-eyed hockey mascot to meme to leftist avatar, explained
It wasn’t supposed to be like this. The world was supposed to get better, right? Things were supposed to start making more sense. That’s what we were led to…
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25 days ago
The Spiegel Scandal and the Seduction of Storytelling
Jeff Jarvis Dec 24 “Everyone who writes knows the seduction of the narrative.” — Bernhard Pörksen in Die Zeit The German journalism world is grappling with the…
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26 days ago
Confessions of a ‘Soulless Troglodyte’: How My Brooklyn Literary Friendships Fell Apart in the Age of Trump - Quillette
I became friends with Jamie when I was 13, a few years after my family fled the Soviet Union and settled in what was then one of the most diverse neighborhoods…
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26 days ago
The 'Future Book' Is Here, but It's Not What We Expected
The Future Book was meant to be interactive, moving, alive. Its pages were supposed to be lush with whirling doodads, responsive, hands-on. The old paperback…
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27 days ago
The 50 Best Podcasts of 2018
Katie Martin / The Atlantic Editor’s Note : Find all of The Atlantic ’s “Best of 2018” coverage here . The word podcast has by now become completely untethered…
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28 days ago
The backstory: When I dropped my notebook to hug a grieving woman in Maharashtra
“Here, have a sip of water. Just one sip, please.” I was holding out a bottle of mineral water to Sangeeta Bhonsle, a young woman with matted hair, a…
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29 days ago
The Markelle Fultz Mystery, the NBA Story That Rocked 2018
Maybe the Celtics knew something no one else did when Boston traded its first overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft to Philadelphia. The Sixers felt giving up…
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The antidote to civilisational collapse
“It’s ‘fuck off’ to everything,” says Adam Curtis (pictured below), describing public sentiment today. The British documentarist sees himself as an optimist…
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Jamal Khashoggi’s final months as an exile in the long shadow of Saudi Arabia
Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in 2011. (Virginia Mayo/AP) Turkish police work inside the Saudi consulate…
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Against Peter Jackson’s “They Shall Not Grow Old”
W.H. Auden, Jacques Barzun, and Lionel Trilling once published a rather unusual review of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake . In it, they write: What a relief to…
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Why 536 was ‘the worst year to be alive’
An 72-meter ice core drilled in the Colle Gnifetti Glacier in the Swiss Alps entombs more than 2000 years of fallout from volcanoes, storms, and human…
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The Cost of Living in Mark Zuckerberg’s Internet Empire
What’s on your mind? Right now, as I’m writing this, The New York Times is breaking the news that Facebook, after a year of staggering revelations concerning…
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Polyamorous sex is the most quietly revolutionary political weapon in the United States
To find polyamorists today, head to Brooklyn. In areas of the borough dominated by corporate-sponsored graffiti and homogenous…
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Becoming a magician
When I was a teenager I often used fantasy as a vehicle for escapism. Some people, when they fantasise, think about sex or dragons or wildly unlikely events…
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Recalibrating Our Approach to Misinformation - EdSurge News
Opinion | Postsecondary Learning Recalibrating Our Approach to Misinformation By Michael Caulfield Dec 19, 2018 Viktoriia_M / Shutterstock Share Email This…
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It’s 2018 and Video Conferencing Is STILL Terrible — Postlight — Digital product studio
Please, take your pick: is it when your colleague suddenly disappears from the virtual room, like they’ve been dropped through an electronic trap door? Is it…
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4 weeks ago
Laura Levis was left to die outside an ER. Why were the doors locked? - The Boston Globe
Editor’s Note: Ten days after this story about the death of Laura Levis was published on BostonGlobe.com, the leaders of Somerville hospital’s parent company,…
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“Men for Others, My Ass”: After Kavanaugh, Inside Georgetown Prep’s Culture of Omertà
It’s late October, homecoming weekend for Georgetown Prep, class of ’83,the one that Brett Kavanaugh made famous, featuring P.J., Squi, Timmy,Tom, Tobin, Mark…
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Why we suck at “solving wicked problems” | More Beyond
Problems: Wicked, complex, intractable or adaptive … whatever we choose to call them, we seem to suck at solving them and we often get profoundly overwhelmed…
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Information Attacks on Democracies
Democracy is an information system. That's the starting place of our new paper: “ Common-Knowledge Attacks on Democracy .” In it, we look at democracy through…
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5 weeks ago
[Essay] Machine Politics by Fred Turner | Harper's Magazine
“T he Goliath of totalitarianism will be brought down by the David of the microchip,” Ronald Reagan said in 1989. He was speaking to a thousand British notables…
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The Goan-origin woman who fought for Angola’s freedom and was killed by its first government
Before Goa’s liberation from Portuguese rule in 1961, its citizens would freely move to other colonies of the empire, including to African enclaves of…
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5 weeks ago
How Tumblr Taught Social Justice to a Generation of Teenagers
More than anything else, Tumblr was always queer. (Photos: Tumblr; Emma Sarappo/Pacific Standard) Tumblr was always a mixed bag. It was full of extremely…
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5 weeks ago
The Great NFL Heist: How Fox Paid for and Changed Football Forever
Part 1: The Choking Point The strangest thing about Joe Buck and Troy Aikman calling an NFL game for Fox is how normal it feels. Twenty-five years ago this…
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5 weeks ago
Directions to Brooklyn
Where I live, people ask for directions. Not just occasionally; they ask constantly, every day. It’s a busy, crowded neighborhood, in downtown Brooklyn, and…
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What it's like to cover an Indians three-team trade while on...
35,000 FEET IN THE AIR — Airplane mode can go to hell. When you get word that the Indians are trading away Edwin Encarnacion and Yandy Diaz and are acquiring…
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Understanding My Father’s Suicide through ‘The Journals of Spalding Gray’ - The Millions
1. I couldn’t bring myself to drive to Boston’s Revere Beach, where my father drowned himself in 1992, so I took the G train to the Greenpoint Waterfront, where…
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How the brain’s face code might unlock the mysteries of perception
Combining brain imaging and electrophysiology has helped Doris Tsao to peer deep into the primate brain. Credit: Sam Comen for Nature Doris Tsao launched her…
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Cover Story: Tierra Whack
Tierra Whack With an iconic debut, the Philly artist proved she can build her own kooky universe. What will she do next? By Rawiya Kameir Fashion by Tess…
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Damn It All
The Penguin Book of Hell edited by Scott G. Bruce Palazzo Ducale, Venice Herri met de Bles: Hell , mid-sixteenth century “I think hell’s a fable,” the famous…
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A Tragedy in Yemen, Made in America
Abdullah Abed al-Abdeli, age 12, whose father died in an airstrike in Northern Yemen. Credit Tyler Hicks/The New York Times Tracing an airstrike halfway around…
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5 weeks ago
Streambait Pop | Liz Pelly
Every week, Spotify releases two-track EPs through its Spotify Singles program, recorded at various Spotify Studios locations around the world. It’s a foray…
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How My Father Made Landfall
Sylvia Poggioli The author’s parents, Renata and Renato Poggioli, in the mid-1940s For many years, my father’s letters, manuscripts, and essays filled dozens of…
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Opinion | Is Listening to a Book the Same Thing as Reading It?
Is Listening to a Book the Same Thing as Reading It? Each is best suited to different purposes, and neither is superior. Mr. Willingham is a psychologist at the…
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Inside China's audacious global propaganda campaign
A s they sifted through resumes, the team recruiting for the new London hub of China’s state-run broadcaster had an enviable problem: far, far too many…
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