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I definitely imagine one portion of my perpetually failing bookstore looking like this
Original title: "The most expensive library in the world? Book Capella opens for Russian elite"
article  guardian  russia  books  dkl 
2 days ago
Immortal Beloved: Musical Love Letters from the Great Composers
Love has inspired countless composers, some of whom have written pieces dedicated to, or directly inspired by, their own beloveds. Here are ten of the best musical love letters ever composed... (essay by Stephen M. Klugewicz)
music  video  classical  history  imaginativeconservative  love 
2 days ago
Energy Companies Face Crude Reality: Better to Leave It in the Ground
A new era of low crude prices and stricter regulations is pushing energy companies to confront the possibility that some fossil-fuel resources are likely to be left in the ground.
article  wsj  oil  energy  canada  us  economics 
2 days ago
The Alien Style of Deep Learning Generative Design
What happens when you have Deep Learning begin to generate your designs? The commons misconception would be that a machine’s design would look ‘mechanical’ or ‘logical’. However, what we seem to be…
article  deeplearning  design  blog  technology 
2 days ago
Instamom
The enviable, highly profitable life of Amber Fillerup Clark, perfect mother and social-media influencer
article  editorial  theatlantic  culture  technology  socialmedia  advertising 
2 days ago
Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence
The contacts in the year before the election were revealed by intercepted communications, according to four current and former senior American officials.
article  nytimes  politics  russia  fbi  news  potus 
4 days ago
Doctors: Lower back pain is like a cold—minor, annoying, and temporary
In new guidelines, physicians say no serious treatments are necessary.
article  pain  medicine  arstechnica 
4 days ago
The American Party System: A Lament
Progressives’ effort to weaken parties has harmed our democracy.
article  cityjournal  editorial  history  politics 
4 days ago
Durham Planning Commission nixes North River Village rezoning request; City Council must still vote
The Durham Planning Commission late Tuesday voted against supporting a north Durham rezoning request that would allow for a mixed-use development with a Publix grocery store.
article  durham  zoning  news  government 
4 days ago
How Rachel Carson Cost Millions of People Their Lives
Rachel Carson is, and should be, a revered environmental icon. But her crusade against one pesticide cost millions of people their lives.
article  history  literature  editorial  thedailybeast  ddt  malaria  government 
5 days ago
Ice, Beer, Blood: Three Days of Pond Hockey's 'Field of Dreams'
Drinking and freezing with the players who travel to Minneapolis to play in the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships.
article  rollingstone  hockey  cool  minnesota 
6 days ago
Hillary Clinton's video is unbelievably patronising. The best thing women can do is ditch gender politics
I was beginning to miss Hillary Clinton now that Steve and Betsy, and the rest of the Republicans, have taken over the world.
article  editorial  feminism  independentmag 
10 days ago
The guardian's headline is a little harsh if you ask me
original title: "Portrait of 'real' Mr Darcy unlikely to set 21st century hearts aflutter"
article  history  literature  dkl 
10 days ago
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.
video  youtube  documentary  cool  airplane 
10 days ago
Google’s DeepMind pits AI against AI to see if they fight or cooperate
In the future, it’s likely that many aspects of human society will be controlled — either partly or wholly — by artificial intelligence. AI computer agents could manage systems from the quotidian...
article  theverge  ai  technology  google  deepmind 
10 days ago
No End in Sight for a Hawaii Volcano’s Ocean Lava Show
Streams like the one from the Kilauea volcano usually last a day or two, but this one has flowed since New Year’s Eve. And visitors have to keep their distance.
article  nytimes  lava  video  geology  Hawaii 
16 days ago
Frederick Douglass’s Crusade against ‘Soul-Destroying Religion’
The abolitionist's faith gave him deeper love for humanity—and greater antipathy for slavery.
article  history  christianitytoday  slavery  culture  theology  religion  quotations 
16 days ago
Pascal in the Post-Christian World
Can a 17th-century Christian philosopher help us understand our increasingly irrational culture?
article  pascal  history  philosophy  theology  dkl  *  reason  culture 
16 days ago
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