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The Lost Symphony - Believer Magazine
Reader: I extend my greetings to the twenty-third century! No, I don’t mean you, who bought this issue of the Believer off the newsstand: you are dead by now. via Pocket
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6 days ago
Chen Chen Aziza Barnes Layli Long Soldier Poetry - The Atlantic
The poetry world would hardly seem a likely place for a “race row,” the phrase The Guardian applied in 2011 to a blunt exchange of literary verdicts. via Pocket
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6 days ago
Why Are People Watching Bob Pagani Livestream His Sleep?
Bob Pagani isn’t sure why hundreds of people tune in to watch him sleep every week. Nor did he ever plan to become a minor Periscope celebrity while literally snoring. It just … happened. “It was really just by accident,” Pagani says, “like pretty much everything interesting in my life. via Pocket
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6 days ago
The Radical Copyeditor’s Style Guide for Writing About Transgender People | Radical Copyeditor
A style guide for writing about transgender people is practically an oxymoron. Style guides are designed to create absolutes—bringing rules and order to a meandering and contradictory patchwork quilt of a language. Yet there are no absolutes when it comes to gender. via Pocket
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6 days ago
Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle. - POLITICO Magazine
If my nephew’s ideas on immigration had been in force a century ago, our family would have been wiped out. Let me tell you a story about Stephen Miller and chain migration. via Pocket
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7 days ago
Nadia Eghbal | Methodologies for measuring project health
A lot of people are interested in measuring the health and velocity of open source projects. After digging through the current research landscape, I’d like to summarize the most common approaches I’ve seen, and my conclusions here. via Pocket
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8 days ago
Opinion | How to Make a Life From Scratch - The New York Times
Dr. Alexander is a poet. A few weeks ago, I attended an Eritrean Orthodox Christian and American Orthodox Jewish wedding in New York. The Eritreans came from all over the globe, where war and conflict had scattered them over the past two generations, and from all over the country. via Pocket
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9 days ago
Academic writes 270 Wikipedia pages in a year to get female scientists noticed | Education | The Guardian
Jess Wade is a scientist on a mission. She wants every woman who has achieved something impressive in science to get the prominence and recognition they deserve – starting with a Wikipedia entry. via Pocket
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9 days ago
"Check my what?" On privilege and what we can do about it – Official Shrub.com Blog
This list is modified every so often to fix broken links, add new points, and otherwise update the material. via Pocket
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9 days ago
Freeing the Web from the Browser | reinterpretcast.com
While the Web is more of an applications platform than anything else these days, in this piece I focus solely on the role of hypermedia in research activities.The Web is, without a doubt, the most powerful research tool currently available to man. via Pocket
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9 days ago
Version Control Before Git with CVS
Github was launched in 2008. If your software engineering career, like mine, is no older than Github, then Git may be the only version control software you have ever used. via Pocket
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9 days ago
Podcasting’s next frontier: A manifesto for growth (beyond the already converted) » Nieman Journalism Lab
This is a long article. It will be challenging to some, especially those that have been in podcasting a long time (which, for the record, I have). I’ll make a deal with you, however — I’ll back up every assertion in this post with credible research data. You, in return, keep an open mind. via Pocket
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9 days ago
Faceless Publishers – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
When I first worked for a (student) newspaper, the job of a publisher seemed odd to me; as far as I and my editorial colleagues were concerned, the publisher was the person the editor-in-chief, who we viewed as the boss, occasionally griped about after a few too many drinks, usually with the assert via Pocket
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10 days ago
Racism and the battle of free speech at Evergreen State College | The Outline
Naima Lowe has spent the last six months recuperating. She still lives in Olympia, Washington, just a few miles from the campus that changed her life forever, but she no longer goes to it. via Pocket
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10 days ago
Goodreads Blog Post: Celebrating The Joy of Rereading a Favorite Book
It's time to celebrate one of our favorite reading traditions: Rereading beloved novels. via Pocket
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12 days ago
Rereading Childhood Books Can Be Therapeutic - The Atlantic
When I return to my parents’ house and the neighborhood where I grew up, the tension between sameness and difference is disorienting. The gym is still there, but the bookstore where I hung out after school is now a Target. There are new neighbors renovating the house next door. via Pocket
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12 days ago
The Most Important Database You've Never Heard of
In 1962, JFK challenged Americans to send a man to the moon by the end of the decade, inspiring a heroic engineering effort that culminated in Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the lunar surface. via Pocket
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13 days ago
LGBTQ Definitions Gender Identity, Sexual Orientations
Gender should be defined by the people who live it. In case you haven’t heard, we’re in the middle of a gender revolution. We aren’t merely male or female. We’re trans; we’re gender-fluid; we’re nonbinary; we’re agender. via Pocket
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15 days ago
Bronson Pinchot Discusses All Things Audiobooks -- Vulture
Bronson Pinchot became a household name through Balki Bartokomous, the joyful character he portrayed on the 1986-1993 sitcom Perfect Strangers, and he has had memorable roles in such movies as Risky Business, Beverly Hills Cop, and True Romance. via Pocket
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