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Formation & Media Literacy - The Association For Media Literacy
Beyoncé dropped Formation, a new video and song, the day before she performed a live version at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. The artist, the song, the video, the halftime performance and the variety of strong responses all provide wonderful inquiry and critical thinking opportunities.
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18 hours ago
Fan fiction site AO3 is dealing with a free speech debate of its own - The Verge
In 2007, a group of fans — many of whom were lawyers, academics, or professional writers in their day jobs — founded the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW), a nonprofit that would preserve fanworks and protect the interests of fans in a rapidly shifting digital landscape.
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18 hours ago
The Quiet Racism of Instagram Filters - Racked
Last year, Danity Kane's Dawn Richards uploaded a selfie on Instagram that lead to plenty of backlash from her fans. Aside from the apparent plastic surgery, many suspected that she had bleached her skin. In response, Richards tweeted "Filter is the new bleach." For women of color, she's right.
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13 days ago
I Can Text You A Pile of Poo, But I Can’t Write My Name by Aditya Mukerjee | Model View Culture
I am an engineer, and I am a writer. As an engineer, I spend a lot of time thinking about how text is stored, but relatively little about what information the text actually represents.
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13 days ago
Leslie Mac and TaLynn are Bringing an Essential Discussion on Allyship To GeekGirlCon
This weekend, GeekGirlCon will convene in Seattle. Two days of women coming together to celebrate and revel in their geeky passions in STEM, gaming, comics, literature, film, arts, cosplay, and more. Many conventions like this exist, but this is one of the few that centers women.
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15 days ago
Toxic Fandom: When Criticism and Entitlement Go Too Far - GeekDad
Many parents and their kids are becoming more and more immersed in the fandoms surrounding their favorite shows, movies, and books. The below article by guest contributor Sean Z.
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19 days ago
How Higher Education Helped Derek Black Renounce White Supremacy
Until age 22, Derek Black was the chosen heir to the white nationalist movement. The son of Don Black, founder of the massive hate site, Stormfront.org, and godson to former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke, Black grew up in a world of racists—and he embraced it.
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25 days ago
The New Thought Police | The Nation
This essay is adapted from a talk delivered in March at the American Association of University Professors’ centennial conference, held at California State University, East Bay.
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27 days ago
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29 days ago
Attention Required! | Cloudflare
As Halloween approaches, a young woman’s fancy turns towards thoughts of spooky things, and also spooky women.
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5 weeks ago
Wonder Woman's Secret Past | The New Yorker
The Wonder Woman Family Museum occupies a one-room bunker beneath a two-story house on a hilly street in Bethel, Connecticut. It contains more than four thousand objects. Their arrangement is higgledy-piggledy.
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6 weeks ago
How 'Wonder Woman' Ignores Black Women - Black Feminism and Wonder Woman
The release of Wonder Woman marks a significant milestone for representation of women onscreen.
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6 weeks ago
Can You Spot the Deceptive Facebook Post? - The New York Times
Facebook, Twitter and Google executives have been invited to testify in Washington on Wednesday about foreign influence campaigns and disinformation online ahead of the midterm elections in November. The problem has been far reaching.
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9 weeks ago
The end of the 404? Why we need to repair the internet’s crumbling infrastructure | World Economic Forum
The internet is nearly 30, and it’s starting to show signs of age. Links, the foundation of the internet, are in crisis. The pages plagued by dead links are not obscure Wikipedia entries or repositories of cat memes - 49% of hyperlinks in Supreme Court cases don’t work.
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11 weeks ago
Vol 24 (2017) | Transformative Works and Cultures
Queer Female Fandom special issue (co-edited with Eve Ng)
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11 weeks ago
Envisioning queer female fandom | TWC
Introduction to the special issue (co-authored with Eve Ng)
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11 weeks ago
Femslash goggles: Fan vids with commentary by creators | TWC
This gallery opens with a curatorial essay offering a metaphorical theory of vidding as an AR technology and contextualizing femslash fan vids.
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11 weeks 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.
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august 2018
www.chronicle.com
While nearly every day brings news of someone banished from the entertainment industry — Harvey Weinstein, Garrison Keillor, Louis C.K. — the situation in the academy is very different.
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august 2018
Evergreen State College is updating after protests, decline in enrollment | The Seattle Times
No grades, no departments, no majors. For years, The Evergreen State College has been famous for a freewheeling approach to higher education.
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august 2018
After Charlottesville: how a slew of lawsuits pin down the far right | World news | The Guardian
On a searingly hot day beneath a Confederate statue surrounded by six “no trespassing” signs, Susan Bro talks with a Swedish TV crew. Then she makes a short walk to a street named after her daughter.
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august 2018
The Campus Diversity Committee Task Force Reports Mixed Results In Efforts to End Racism As We Know It - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
The Diversity Committee Task Force is proud to report significant progress was achieved during the 2017-2018 school year. While our reach may have exceeded our grasp with regard to several items within our mandate (i.e.
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august 2018
A Middlebury professor surveys student attitudes about free speech (opinion)
Over the past few years, we have seen a growing concern in public discourse about free speech on college campuses in the United States.
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august 2018
Student Work Reel Spring 2018 on Vimeo
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august 2018
This College For Adult Learners Is A Refuge, Not Just A Career Boost : NPR Ed : NPR
In the U.S., more than 4 out of 10 undergraduate college students are above the age of 25. When people talk about these adult students, you usually hear words like "job skills" and "quickest path to a degree."
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august 2018
Jacqueline Rose reviews ‘Blurred Lines’ by Vanessa Grigoriadis, ‘Unwanted Advances’ by Laura Kipnis, ‘Living a Feminist Life’ by Sara Ahmed, ‘Hunger’ by Roxane Gay and ‘Difficult Women’ by Roxane Gay · LRB 22 February 2018
At the very least we need to ask why it took the fall of Harvey Weinstein to turn the sexual harassment of women into front page news, and whether the endless photo spreads of his female targets weren’t so much designed to provoke outrage or a cry for justice as to grant the voyeur his pleasure.
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august 2018
Meet The Dominatrix Who Requires The Men Who Hire Her To Read Black Feminist Theory | HuffPost
The Chicago-based master’s graduate got her start in professional BDSM a few years ago. “I thought, well this could be something really fun, and it’s a lot of money, so why not try,” she told HuffPost. 
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august 2018
Postmodernism Did Not Take Place: On Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life - Viewpoint Magazine
A specter is haunting North America — the specter of postmodernism. Or at least, that’s what Jordan Peterson would have you believe.
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august 2018
Opinion | Is President Trump a Stealth Postmodernist or Just a Liar? - The New York Times
How should we explain the fact that President Trump got away with making 2,140 false or misleading claims during his initial year in office?
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august 2018
Why Foucault's work on power is more important than ever | Aeon Essays
Imagine you are asked to compose an ultra-short history of philosophy. Perhaps you’ve been challenged to squeeze the impossibly sprawling diversity of philosophy itself into just a few tweets.
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august 2018
Why Cloudflare Let an Extremist Stronghold Burn | WIRED
In the fall of 2016, Keegan Hankes, an analyst at the Southern Poverty Law Center, paid a visit to the neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer. This was not unusual; part of Hankes’ job at the civil rights organization was to track white supremacists online, which meant reading their sites.
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august 2018
The Algorithm and the Watchtower – The New Inquiry
The form of power that Big Data employs is not so much panoptic as it is pan-analytic.
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august 2018
BBC - Future - The complicated truth about a cat’s purr
We think we know what a cat’s purr means. It is arguably the most recognisable sign of animal contentment: a pleasurable rasp that erupts whenever a cat is tickled or petted, the soundtrack to countless sessions sprawled on an owner’s lap.
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july 2018
The Rise of Bullshit Jobs
The new issue of Catalyst is out now. Subscribe today for $10. A bullshit job is a job which is so pointless that even the person doing the job secretly believes that it shouldn’t exist. And there are more now than ever.
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july 2018
Twitter
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june 2018
Forbes Welcome
Burning Glass and Strada Institute for the Future of Work (formerly USA Funds, one of the nation’s largest student loan guarantors), recently published The Permanent Detour – Underemployment’s Long-Term Effects on the Careers of College Grads.
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june 2018
10 TRIES, 100 POEMS :: ALEXANDRA JUHASZ :: FIELD NOTES :: FAKE NEWS POETRY WORKSHOPS AS RADICAL…
In the Spring of 2018, I will be collaborating approximately ten times with poets in their communities.
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april 2018
A Media Literacy with Teeth - Long View on Education
danah boyd’s Did Media Literacy Backfire? argues that some basic tenets of media literacy, such as check your sources or look for bias, backfire too easily in an age where large segments of the population distrust experts, the ‘liberal media’, and people who generally contradict their word vi
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april 2018
The advantages of hybrid academic-administrative careers (opinion)
Life beyond the tenure track can feel a little like starring in a Choose Your Own Adventure story, the kind where one decision could lead to possible glory, treasure or infinite happiness, while another could end in ruin, despair or potentially being eaten by a shark.
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february 2018
"American Gods" Super-Producer Bryan Fuller Reveals How TV Studios Kept De-Gaying His Characters | NewNowNext
Bryan Fuller was honored with the Outfest Achievement Award last night. Introduced by Zachary Quinto and Kristin Chenoweth, who worked with Fuller on Pushing Daisies and American Gods, Fuller revealed his attempts to add gay characters over the years have been thwarted by studio executives.
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january 2018
Toxic Masculinity Is the True Villain of Star Wars: The Last Jedi | Den of Geek
This article contains MAJOR The Last Jedi spoilers. When Oscar Isaac's Resistance pilot Poe Dameron took to the screen in The Force Awakens, many saw him as this new generation's version of Han Solo. The comparison, while not perfect, is sound.
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january 2018
Wonder Woman’s ‘No Man’s Land’ was the best superhero moment of 2017 - Vox
Four years ago, lots of people engaged in some pretty idiotic conversations about bringing Wonder Woman to the big screen.
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december 2017
African Influences in Cybernetics - Ron Eglash
The problems of natural/artificial dualisms encountered by cyborgs are similar to those which plague activists and theorists in the long historical battles against racism.
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december 2017
The Real-Life Wonder Woman Origin Story Combines Science, Polygamy, and Feminism | Inverse
You say you wanted Professor Marston to be, above all, a love story. In what ways did that dictate how you made the movie? I thought the content itself was so potentially controversial, I didn’t want to “otherize” their experience.
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december 2017
Angela Robinson Defends Queerness in ‘Professor Marston’
The atmosphere got a little tense during an otherwise cheery Sunday afternoon New York Comic-Con panel about the upcoming biopic Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.
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december 2017
Syfy Angela Robinson Professor Marston and the Wonder Women interview
Call it the year of Wonder Woman. After appearing in a grand total of two—count ‘em, two—feature films from her creation in 1941 to 2016, Wonder Woman’s popping up in twice that many films in 2017 alone. First there was LEGO Batman, where she had a small role. Then Wonder Woman.
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december 2017
Angela Robinson on the frank eroticism of her Wonder Woman movie - The Verge
There’s no denying that writer-director Angela Robinson has excellent timing. Her new film, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, about the creation of the Wonder Woman comic book character, has been in the works for years.
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december 2017
time.com
The first man Wonder Woman ever sees, at least in the record-setting movie version of her story, is a fighter pilot. He crashes, she saves him, and that sets in motion her departure from the safe all-female island she grew up on.
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december 2017
A statue to Félicette, the first cat in space. by Matthew Serge Guy —Kickstarter
Oui. In 1963. In the early days of spaceflight research, scientists all over the world wanted to understand how the lack of gravity in space could affect human astronauts. So animal astronauts led the way, to see if life could survive in space at all. 
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december 2017
Tips to help academics respond to right-wing attacks (essay)
In recent weeks, we have witnessed intense and diverse efforts by far-right activists and journalists to harass, bully, threaten and discredit activist and critical intellectuals.
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december 2017
The Believer Logger
If Stranger Things and The Leftovers have traumatically illegible experiences as their subject, Sneaky Pete and Patriot provide a different kind of encounter with questions of legibility, lawfulness, and legitimacy. On the surface, these shows are about a con artist and a spy respectively.
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december 2017
LGBT community anger over YouTube restrictions which make their videos invisible | Technology | The Guardian
YouTube has responded to accusations of discrimination from high-profile members of its LGBT community, who have reported their videos being hidden by the platform.
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december 2017
Something is wrong on the internet – James Bridle – Medium
I’m James Bridle. I’m a writer and artist concerned with technology and culture. I usually write on my own blog, but frankly I don’t want what I’m talking about here anywhere near my own site.
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december 2017
Judith Butler discusses being burned in effigy and protested in Brazil
Judith Butler is no stranger to controversy. Her books and speeches about philosophy, literature and gender have won her both critics and fans. In philosophy and gender studies, she is among the leading academics in the United States today.
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november 2017
Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation' - CNN Style
Written by The world's first "space nation" has taken flight. On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.
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november 2017
How assessing if a cat is a liquid advanced science.
This story was originally published on the Conversation and was republished here with permission. A liquid is traditionally defined as a material that adapts its shape to fit a container. Yet under certain conditions, cats seem to fit this definition.
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november 2017
Michael Vavrus
Note to readers: In Spring of 2107 the Evergreen State College was rocked with protests originating both on and off campus, including a threat by an individual who stated in a 911 call, “Yes, I am on my way to Evergreen now with a .44 Magnum.
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november 2017
404PageFound | Active Vintage Websites, Old Webpages, and Web 1.0
404PageFound Pray Before the Head of ‘Bob’ Piero Scaruffi’s Web Site Lambsoft Productions TravelASSIST Magazine Technical Advisors McSpotlight CNN O.J.
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november 2017
17 Ancient Abandoned Websites That Still Work | Mental Floss
The golden age of dial-up is over, but these Internet fossils will make you feel like it’s 1996 all over again. When Microsoft made its users install Internet Explorer One, one customer wasn’t happy about the change.
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november 2017
Penn grad student says she's under attack for teaching technique to encourage all to talk in class
Anyone who’s ever taught a class knows some students say more than others. And most professors eventually develop some way of encouraging quieter students to contribute.
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november 2017
I started Occupy Wall Street. Russia tried to co-opt me | Micah White | Opinion | The Guardian
We are witnessing the advent of social movement warfare: the deployment of social protest as an effective alternative to conventional military conflict writes Micah White, one of the co-creators of Occupy Wall Street I have sometimes been approached by persons that I suspected were either a
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november 2017
Fetishism of digital commodities and hidden exploitation: the cases of Amazon and Apple
An essay written by the Wu Ming Foundation around the time of Steve Jobs' death which lays out the facade of the corporate 'miracle' and argues against net-fetishism. [The original version of this essay was published on Giap on 26 September 2011, several days before Steve Jobs died.
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november 2017
The College Kids Doing What Twitter Won't | WIRED
Two days before real-life troll Milo Yiannopoulos would descend on UC Berkeley’s campus in September, Ash Bhat and Rohan Phadte were sizing up a railing partisan on Twitter from their college apartment.
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november 2017
Campus stance on free speech facilitates trauma against Black students
“I think this (free speech) is not the defining issue of the country. The defining issue of the country is white supremacy. Most of the debate around free speech and hate speech or discrimination is predicated on the notion that speech really doesn’t hurt.
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september 2017
How TV Became Art | The New Yorker
In 2002, in an article called “The Televisionary,” Malcolm Gladwell told the story of the invention of television. The visionary in question was a man named Philo T. Farnsworth.
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september 2017
BOYCOTT THE ALT-RIGHT @UCBerkeley September 24-27th A letter from UCB Faculty to the Campus and Berkeley Community
While there has still not been an official announcement from campus administrators, we are learning that from September 24th to 27th, the University of California at Berkeley will provide a platform to Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter, Stephen K. Bannon, Breitbart media and their far right audience.
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september 2017
Video: How White Nationalism Became Normal Online
One of the most shocking images from the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 11 was the spectacle of several hundred young people taking up torches and marching in support of white nationalism.
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september 2017
How ‘Doxxing’ Became a Mainstream Tool in the Culture Wars - The New York Times
“All together now!” Ms. Cory, 48, shouted to a cheering crowd in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood on Saturday. They were protesting a rally planned by far-right organizers about a mile away. Online vigilantism has been around since the early days of the internet.
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september 2017
Exclusive: Boxing Legend Ann Wolfe Talks Playing Artemis In Wonder Woman, Her Film Debut - blackfilm.com/read | blackfilm.com/read
Currently in theaters from Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics is the action adventure Wonder Woman,  directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot in the role of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman.
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september 2017
Evergreen Course Combines Feminism & Math | The Daily Caller
Evergreen State College, the site of racially-motivated May protests, offers a winter and spring 2018 course that examines math through a feminist lens.
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august 2017
A proposed anti-doxxing law could make data less secure.
Personal medical information from 1 in every 4 Americans has been stolen. On average, there were three data breaches in the U.S. every day during 2016. People outed by trails of left-behind data have taken their own lives. “Better” outcomes of doxxing include relentless abuse and death threats.
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august 2017
Long before they conquered the Internet, cats took over the world - The Washington Post
Thousands of years before Hello Kitty and Grumpy Cat, some wild little felines and early farmers made a tacit deal: One side would act a bit docile and kill grain-raiding vermin, and the other would tolerate the cats’ presence and let them eat scraps.
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august 2017
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