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Infinite Fest on Notebook
The first installment of Infinite Fest , a monthly column by festival programmer and film critic Eric Allen Hatch, author of the recent “ Why I Am Hopeful ”…
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6 days ago
The Unassuming Greatness of “Jaws”
Michael Sragow on the unassuming greatness of “Jaws.” In the behind-the-scenes documentaries that accompany the awe-inspiring restoration of “Jaws,” Steven…
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8 days ago
MoviePass failed so cinema can live
razihusin via Getty Images In the blink of an eye, MoviePass went from being one of the hottest startups to a textbook example of how not to run a company. Its…
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11 days ago
The Incomparable | I Am Not a Crackpot (Episode 410)
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Finally listening to @theincomparable episode of Simpsons quotes, and oh how I want to rewatch the entire series now! ❤️😍❤️ https://t.co/qFxx4BM3wv

— Ryan Gallagher (@ryangallagher) August 8, 2018

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12 days ago
A Dream Ended on a Mountain Road: The Cyclists and the ISIS Militants
Asked why they had quit their office jobs and set off on a biking journey around the world, the young American couple offered a simple explanation: They had…
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12 days ago
Ice Poseidon’s Lucrative, Stressful Life as a Live Streamer
“Drama equals views equals money,” Paul Denino says. He has been kicked out of six apartments in a year and a half. Illustration by Siggi Eggertsson A strange…
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14 days ago
Twitter
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Always wanted to do this. Today is the day. pic.twitter.com/JzY6Z8RNti

— Ken Lowery (@kenlowery) August 2, 2018

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17 days ago
Everything bad about Facebook is bad for the same reason
In June 2016, Antonio Perkins unintentionally broadcast his own death to the world. It was a sunny day in Chicago, and he was sharing it on Facebook Live, a…
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17 days ago
Hannah Gadsby and Comedy’s Toxic Masculinity Problem
Illustration by the Village Voice About midway through Hannah Gadsby’s final performance of Nanette , at Montreal’s Just for Laughs festival on Friday, the…
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18 days ago
A Spectre is Haunting Unicode
In 1978 Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade andIndustry established the encoding that would later be known as JIS X 0208, which stillserves as an important…
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20 days ago
Boom Summer for Film Sequels
, Page 00019 The New York Times Archives In the seven weeks from late this month to the middle of July, Hollywood will release more sequels to blockbuster…
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21 days ago
The Tragic Lessons of Cinema’s First Gay Love Story
The Weimar-era silent film “Different from the Others” shows how hatred can fester even in liberal democracies. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY YOUTUBE There is only one…
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21 days ago
Les Moonves and CBS Face Allegations of Sexual Misconduct
In the tumultuous field of network television, Moonves has enjoyed rare longevity as a leader. Illustration by Oliver Munday For more than twenty years, Leslie…
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23 days ago
Opinion | Trump Has No Idea What His Tariffs Have Unleashed for Farmers
KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Today President Trump is visiting Dubuque, Iowa, where every year at harvest time, millions of tons of grain come via rail and truck to be…
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23 days ago
Literary ambition. Fabulous parties. A hidden past. Who is Anna March?
S he threw a welcome party for herself at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, a beautiful old building with black and white marble, Alice-in-Wonderland…
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24 days ago
girish: Recent Reads: Woman with a Movie Camera, etc.
Thursday, July 26, 2018 Recent Reads: Woman with a Movie Camera, etc. I'm starting a new monthly feature here for recent, particularly interesting reads about…
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24 days ago
Twitter
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When you meet your Twitter friend in real life and go see a show: oh hi @MatthewACherry! pic.twitter.com/hOvIi8KA0G

— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 26, 2018

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25 days ago
The Female Gaze: Film Society of Lincoln Center retrospective spotlights women cinematographers across different genres and eras | Film Journal International
When Rachel Morrison became the first woman ever to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography with Dee Rees’ Mudbound (2017), her breaking of…
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25 days ago
'Snooty' residents, fights for local control. Why Upper Darby, other towns have such bizarre borders
Map of Upper Darby Township The houses were bigger and the people richer in the places that the locals called “Swarthmore” and “Morton,” compared with the…
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27 days ago
“The Readiness is all”:
“If it be / now, ‘tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be / now; if it be not now, yet it will come. The / readiness is all.” (Hamlet, V ii, 234-237)…
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27 days ago
Portrait of an Artist as an Old Man: Mel Brooks in His 90s
Ryan Melgar Mel Brooks has just turned 92, and, as far as anyone can tell, he is unaltered. He has blue-gray eyes and a rakish smile; his hair is white and…
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27 days ago
Why Hollywood marketing execs love Comic-Con activations, from 'The Good Place' to ... a sci-fi Taco Bell from the future?
The first superfans began lining up early Thursday morning for an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime event at Comic-Con: Taco Bell. This year the hottest fan…
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29 days ago
The confusion of The Dark Knight chase scene, or not
Warner Bros. If you’ve ever sat through a film class, or flirted with the art of directing or editing, you know that there are some hard and fast “rules”…
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4 weeks ago
A Theory of Trump Kompromat
President Trump’s persistent deference to Vladimir Putin has led many people to speculate that the Russian President is holding something over him. Photograph…
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4 weeks ago
Twitter
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Under the wire for #TBT, a pic I stumbled across from SXSW '07: pic.twitter.com/KFP8yk0row

— Will Goss (@williambgoss) July 20, 2018

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4 weeks ago
Why the Phrase 'Late Capitalism' Is Suddenly Everywhere
Tobias Schwarz / Reuters A job advertisement celebrating sleep deprivation? That’s late capitalism. Free-wheeling Coachella outfits that somehow all look the…
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4 weeks ago
Steam Pipe Explodes in Manhattan’s Flatiron District
A steam pipe ruptured underneath a street in the Flatiron district of Manhattan on Thursday morning, sending a thick geyser of white smoke into the air and…
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4 weeks ago
Obama: An Oral History by Brian Abrams in conversation with Tyler Moran, Gautam Raghavan, and Josh Lipsky | Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe
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Thursday's lineup at @kramerbooks, where I'm hosting a panel of Obama admin alums: @tyler_t_moran on immigration policy; @gauragDC on LGBT outreach; @joshualipsky from the State Dept. Event is free: https://t.co/PWYxaLXAAf pic.twitter.com/PkDqjFp4Hh

— brian abrams (@BrianAbrams) July 18, 2018

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4 weeks ago
Twitter
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Well look at what finally made its way to Israel @BrianAbrams pic.twitter.com/8xune8VZJm

— Judah Ari Gross (@JudahAriGross) July 18, 2018

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4 weeks ago
The 2018 Shmight & Shmound Poll
By Nathan Smith Nobody’s ever happy with a list. Any attempt to organize a series of films, books, albums, or almost anything invariably ends in fighting,…
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4 weeks ago
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#BlurayNewReleases - Billy Wilder’s IRMA LA DOUCE from @KLStudioClassic:https://t.co/oQfEkdYKh9 pic.twitter.com/WQWqwNwgoH

— Rupert Pupkin (@bobfreelander) July 17, 2018

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4 weeks ago
The Strange Prophecies in Norman Mailer’s “The Armies of the Night” | The New Yorker
Norman Mailer’s “The Armies of the Night” is as much a funeral ode for an idea of writing as civic participation as it is a beacon of a new journalism to come.…
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4 weeks ago
Necsus | Sergei Eisenstein: The Anthropology of Rhythm, a conversation with curators Marie Rebecchi and Elena Vogman
The exhibition Sergei Eisenstein: The Anthropology of Rhythm (Nomas Foundation, Rome, 20 September 2017 – 19 January 2018) explores the intersecting artistic,…
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5 weeks ago
'I was a World Cup honey shot'
It's known as the "honey shot" - when a conventionally attractive woman is picked out of the crowd by cameras at a sporting event. The issue has come under…
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5 weeks ago
Review: Searing French drama 'Custody' is an unforgettable experience
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"Custody" is a knockout, nerve-wracking French drama, maybe the best summer 2018 movie you've never heard of. My review: https://t.co/yrsSwVj3rA

— Kenneth Turan (@KennethTuran) July 13, 2018

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5 weeks ago
Been Down So Long It Looks Like Debt to Me | M.H. Miller
On Halloween in 2008, about six weeks after Lehman Brothers collapsed, my mother called me from Michigan to tell me that my father had lost his job in the sales…
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5 weeks ago
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5 weeks ago
White House Orders Broader Access to Files About F.B.I. Informant
WASHINGTON — The White House has rebuffed concerns among American intelligence and law enforcement officials and ordered that more lawmakers be given access to…
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5 weeks ago
Twitter
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**UPDATE** #GoodTime pins are almost done!!!

Designed by @lschibi from @ElaraPictures! #RobertPattinson @JOSH_BENNY @GoodTimeMov pic.twitter.com/f2blZCkJWj

— RobertPattinsonArmy🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (@Pattinsons_Army) July 12, 2018

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5 weeks ago
The Blackhawk Films catalogs are available again!
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ICYMI, the Blackhawk Films catalogs are now available online! Go down a rabbit-hole with me at https://t.co/cC1tx74ddh #silentilm #silentmovie #filmcollecting #super8mm pic.twitter.com/smhcy38L0h

— Ben Model (@silentfilmmusic) July 8, 2018

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5 weeks ago
On Agnès Varda’s Vagabond
Still from Vagabond , by Agnès Varda. As a teenager, my view of the world was bleak. I was the only one of my small group of misfit friends to leave home and go…
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5 weeks ago
A Work of Art
G. Botsford: Untitled , 1971 For many years my late husband, Gardner Botsford, kept a small black-and-white snapshot on his desk of a man and woman wearing…
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5 weeks ago
How Smart TVs in Millions of U.S. Homes Track More Than What’s On Tonight
The growing concern over online data and user privacy has been focused on tech giants like Facebook and devices like smartphones. But people’s data is also…
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5 weeks ago
Class of 1988: All Out of Bubblegum - John Carpenter's THEY LIVE at 30 - Daily Dead
In 1988, John Carpenter released one of his best films, a sci-fi action movie designed to comment on the sociopolitical landscape of the 1980s. Little did…
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6 weeks ago
“Ant-Man and the Wasp” Should Have Been the “Godfather: Part II” of Superhero Movies
“Ant-Man and the Wasp,” starring Paul Rudd, stays closely tethered to the Marvel series with methodical plot steps that feel like mandatory routines rather than…
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6 weeks ago
Tyrant: Shakespeare on Power by Stephen Greenblatt review – sinister and enthralling
Richard III (played here by Laurence Olivier) is one of Shakespeare’s ‘notable monsters’ who bears comparison to Trump. Photograph: ITV/Rex I n a twist that…
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7 weeks ago
Twitter
Favorite tweet:

A lot of people got angry with me for suggesting that most horror films are not feminist. If you want to know what I consider a feminist film, see ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN'T (1977) by Agnes Varda, viewed last night at @BFI. Simply breathtaking. pic.twitter.com/kqxyk38KQU

— Anna Biller (@missannabiller) July 1, 2018

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7 weeks ago
A Second Chance for an Ivy League ISIS Recruit
In the fall of 2014, federal law enforcement and intelligence officials had a problem. A new terrorist group, the Islamic State, had stunned the world by taking…
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7 weeks ago
Weaponizing the First Amendment: How Free Speech Became a Conservative Cudgel
WASHINGTON — On the final day of the Supreme Court term last week, Justice Elena Kagan sounded an alarm. The court’s five conservative members, citing the First…
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7 weeks ago
Opinion | Dave Eggers: A Cultural Vacuum in Trump’s White House
This White House has been, and is likely to remain, home to the first presidency in American history that is almost completely devoid of culture. In the 17…
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7 weeks ago
Agents Seek to Dissolve I.C.E. in Immigration Policy Backlash
WASHINGTON — At least 19 Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigators are seeking to dissolve the agency, concerned that the Trump administration’s…
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7 weeks ago
So Long to an Old (and, O.K., Shabby) Friend: Magno Screening Rooms
If you want a taste of the screening room experience, try the Roxy Cinema Tribeca, the former Tribeca Grand Screening Room, which opened to the general public…
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7 weeks ago
Twitter
Favorite tweet:

Do you ever paint a bunch of paintings but just don’t feel like showing anyone? That’s been me lately. Here’s an oil painting of someone I saw at @strandbookstore.#allaprima #portrait #painting #oilpainting #JenBissu #fineart #kunst pic.twitter.com/05ylqgPDO2

— Jen Bissu (@JenBissu) June 28, 2018

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7 weeks ago
Twitter
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If you passive-aggressively ask your friend to sign his book to roast him then undeniably the best roast back is to do the most half-assed job of it imaginable pic.twitter.com/anY0qErEB5

— Amanda Mull (@amandamull) June 27, 2018

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7 weeks ago
Laura Crawford on Instagram: “📚 change of scenery @austinpubliclibrary 💻 🎬 @thetalegate”
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📚 change of scenery @austinpubliclibrary 💻 🎬 @thetalegate https://t.co/2qlNHzTgFI pic.twitter.com/RJeF0QdnjQ

— crawford (@lauracrawford) June 26, 2018

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7 weeks ago
You Can’t Hurt Lindsay Lohan Now
Credit Photo illustration by Tracy Ma/The New York Times; MAVRIXONLINE/LOOKPRESS (Lindsay Lohan) MYKONOS, Greece — The other day at the newly opened Lohan Beach…
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7 weeks ago
PUNCH | How Ranch Water Became the Unofficial Cocktail of West Texas
Anyone who’s spent time in West Texas between May and September has experienced the relentless desert sun, offset ever-so-briefly by a bone-dry,…
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7 weeks ago
Opinion | We Have a Crisis of Democracy, Not Manners
Last year, the white nationalist Richard Spencer was kicked out of his Virginia gym after another member confronted him and called him a Nazi. This incident did…
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7 weeks ago
A Parlor Game at Rebekah Mercer’s Has No Get Out of Jail Free Card
Robert Mercer, the New York hedge-fund magnate whose huge donations to pro-Trump groups in 2016 have been credited with putting Donald Trump in the White House,…
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7 weeks ago
Trump Leaves His Mark on a Presidential Keepsake
Credit By WASHINGTON — Since Bill Clinton occupied the White House, the commemorative medallions known as challenge coins have been stately symbols of the…
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8 weeks ago
The Office of Refugee Resettlement Is Completely Unprepared for the Thousands of Immigrant Children Now in Its Care
The chaos caused by parent-child separation, and also the pressure put on the O.R.R. to coördinate with the D.H.S. and ICE, has begun to force a moral crisis at…
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8 weeks ago
Twitter
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What defines the French New Wave? pic.twitter.com/uUlc5ObOpR

— Fandor 🎥 (@Fandor) June 22, 2018

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8 weeks ago
How to spot a perfect fake: the world’s top art forgery detective
T he unravelling of a string of shocking old master forgeries began in the winter of 2015, when French police appeared at a gallery in Aix-en-Provence and…
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8 weeks ago
The Mission to Build the Ultimate Burger Bot
Weeks after he was born, Alex Vardakostas’ mother strapped him into a baby carrier and went back to work flipping burgers at A’s, the Southern California…
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8 weeks ago
The Trouble With Johnny Depp
Matt Mahurin for Rolling Stone Johnny Depp isn't here yet. Still, his presence is all around the 10,500-square-foot rented mansion at 16 Bishopswood Road in…
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8 weeks ago
Opinion | Andrew Cuomo: A Moral Outrage New York Will Not Tolerate
The Trump administration’s inhumane treatment of immigrant children has left a dark stain on the history of our nation. It is a human tragedy and a threat to…
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8 weeks ago
Kirstjen Nielsen Was a Target of Trump’s Immigration Ire. Now She’s His Protector.
WASHINGTON — Just last month, Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, drafted a resignation letter after being berated by President Trump over what…
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8 weeks ago
Mississippi Mermaid - The New Yorker
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For the image, from the shoot of Mississippi Mermaid (which I'm embarrassed to have underappreciated for a long time): https://t.co/e94AnHCLeG

— Richard Brody (@tnyfrontrow) June 19, 2018

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8 weeks ago
Dinosaurs, the Master of Horror and Philip Roth
Image On this week’s podcast, Steve Brusatte talks about “The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs”; Victor Lavalle and Gilbert Cruz discuss the work of Stephen King;…
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8 weeks ago
Draplin Design Co.: Early Summer Listening List
June 16, 2018 Early Summer Listening List Posted at 01:14 AM 01. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Sparkle Hard (Orion cover design! Rexroad cover photo!) 02. Sleep…
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8 weeks ago
Calabacitas
Recipes Calabacitas 1 Review ADD YOUR REVIEW Photo: Oxmoor House Total Time 25 Mins Yield Serves 8 (serving size: about 1 cup squash mixture and 1 lime wedge)…
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9 weeks ago
Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas
posted on January 24, 2017 97 comments » Print Recipe Jump to Recipe Share Email I didn’t realize it until I began writing this post, but these Green Chile…
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9 weeks ago
Twitter
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Some of the first feature films directed by Frank Capra were Harry Langdon comedies pic.twitter.com/86wX2ezH6g

— Silent Movie GIFs (@silentmoviegifs) June 15, 2018

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9 weeks ago
How Did the Nazis Gain Power in Germany?
THE DEATH OF DEMOCRACY Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic By Benjamin Carter Hett Illustrated. 280 pp. Henry Holt & Company. $30. We…
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9 weeks ago
Yes, the Media Still Matters – Trust Issues – Medium
T he 2016 election made the public examine the media with newly critical eyes, for reasons valid (the press’ failure to capture Donald Trump supporters’…
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9 weeks ago
State of the Site: Metafilter financial update and future directions | MetaTalk
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One of the oldest, best, and sadly last organic web communities, MetaFilter, needs financial help. https://t.co/C7HIyDQQ19 If you are or were a member, or if you just want to see spaces like it survive, please consider a contribution. @anildash @ftrain @jkottke

— John Overholt (@john_overholt) June 14, 2018

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9 weeks ago
Donald Trump’s New World Order
Trump’s team appears unfazed by the feeling among Palestinians that they are being cast aside. Illustration by Javier Jaén On the afternoon of December 14,…
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9 weeks ago
A Neglected South American Masterpiece
Narrators in Antonio Di Benedetto’s novels are suspended in endless waiting. Illustration by Nicolas Ortega “Zama,” a brief, indelible novel by the Argentinean…
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9 weeks ago
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