Unveiling Cal Poly's classism problem - Mustang News
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The White Lies of Craft Culture - Eater
Last fall, the chef Sean Brock and brewmaster Ryan Coker of Revelry Brewing unveiled a collaboration called Amber Waves , a malt liquor made with locally…
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We Don't Do That Here
We Don't Do That Here I have a handful of “magic” phrases that have made my professional career easier. Things like “you are not your code” and my preferred way…
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Judge blasts Waymo v. Uber lawyers, delays trial until December
Enlarge / Uber CEO Travis Kalanick delivering a speech last year in Beijing. Kalanick is likely to be on the stand if Waymo v. Uber goes to trial. Wang…
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Saving the World From the Code Apocalypse
T here were six hours during the night of April 10, 2014, when the entire population of Washington State had no 911 service. People who called for help got a…
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16 days ago
Homeward Bound
I. The Truth About Elite Women Half the wealthiest, most-privileged, best-educated females in the country stay home with their babies rather than work in the…
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19 days ago
Swim for the Potomac
Took a fun lil dip in the National Harbor this morning!
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24 days ago
Pennies – adam miguel – Medium
Most people probably don’t think much about pennies on any given day. A single penny is practically useless, and if you’re like me you probably hate carrying…
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Gabrielle Deydier: what it’s like to be fat in France
‘I no longer want to apologise for existing’: Gabrielle Deydier wears a jumpsuit by Asos Curve and earrings by Wolf & Moon. Stylist Hope Lawrie; hair Massanori…
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The Question of Cultural Appropriation | Current Affairs
T he trouble with Elvis’s version of “Hound Dog” is not that it is bad. It’s that it doesn’t make any goddamn sense. Big Mama Thornton’s original 1952 version…
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American Niceness, Our Cheery National Façade
In “American Niceness: A Cultural History,” Carrie Tirado Bramen explores America’s willful innocence—a national ethos that refuses to acknowledge our own…
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Your Phone Was Made By Slaves: A Primer on the Secret Economy
This story was funded by Longreads Members Join and help support great storytelling Kevin Bales | Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to…
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6 weeks ago
The Incarcerated Women Who Fight California’s Wildfires
S hawna Lynn Jones climbed from the back of a red truck with ‘‘L.A. County Fire’’ printed on its side. Ten more women piled out after her, at a spot on the…
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LRB · John Lanchester · You Are the Product: It Zucks!
The Attention Merchants: From the Daily Newspaper to Social Media, How Our Time and Attention Is Harvested and Sold by Tim Wu Atlantic, 416 pp, £20.00, January,…
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Giving up alcohol opened my eyes to the infuriating truth about why women drink
I’m newly sober and dog-paddling through the booze all around me. It’s summer, and Whole Foods has planted rosé throughout the store. Rosé is great with fish!…
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Would You Like to Sit on My Bed with Me and Check Twitter?
Photograph by Chris Rout / Alamy I had such a nice time with you last night. That Vietnamese place hitthe spot, and I loved how we had so much to talk about.…
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The Premium Mediocre Life of Maya Millennial
A few months ago, while dining at Veggie Grill (one of the new breed of Chipotle-class fast-casual restaurants), a phrase popped unbidden into my head: premium…
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How Driscoll’s Reinvented the Strawberry
Driscoll’s relentless focus on breeding has helped shape the supermarket strawberry. Illustration by Jack Sachs One foggy May morning, the Joy Makers, a team of…
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Opinion | The 10 Best Places to Swim in the World, According to Me
A diver at the 40 Foot in Sandycove, south of central Dublin. Chris Bacon/Press Association, via Getty Images This summer I went swimming, this summer I might…
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Men Are Better At Maps Until Women Take This Course - Issue 32: Space - Nautilus
S heryl Sorby, a professor of engineering education at Ohio State University, was used to getting A’s. For as long as she could remember, she found academics a…
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White Supremacy Is Bad for the Jews. Let’s Be Bad for White Supremacy.
Photo credit: Andy Campbell. Charlottesville, VA. August 12, 2017. “…but is it good for the Jews?” Practically a punchline in my generation, but it was still a…
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She’s 98. He’s 94. They Met at the Gym.
Alvin Mann and Gertrude Mokotoff exchanged vows on Aug. 5 before 50 family members and friends at Middletown City Hall in Middletown, N.Y. Justin Gilliland/The…
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And God Created Millennial Earth
THE BEGINNING (of the end) GENESI $ 1 1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. #CreationGoals #EarthIsBae 2 Now the earth was formless and…
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Buildings photographed to look like spaceships
For his series entitled Spaceships , photographer Lars Stieger took photos of architectural structures that look like futuristic spaceships. (via colossal )…
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On/Off
With each beat of the metronome in this visually striking and inventive video of a skateboarder, the scene switches from day to night and back again. It’s not a…
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'We Thought We Would Be Ruled By Robots' - The Atlantic
American crow populations are swelling in cities. Perhaps by better understanding them we can better understand ourselves. This post is part of CityLab’s Animal…
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What’s In My Backyard?
Earlier this year, Massachusetts Democrats almost passed a party platform that included support for rent control, stronger tenant protections, inclusionary…
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Policing people’s grammar online is never really about grammar
When I think about good manners, I go straight to my favorite scene in the 2001 Anne Hathaway movie The Princess Diaries . When Hathaway accidentally takes a…
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San Francisco’s Monument to A Racist Past Hides In Plain Sight
Justin Herman Plaza badly needs to be renamed. “There is no moral difference between the facts of life in Birmingham and the facts of life in San Francisco.”…
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“How to write about the entire world from scratch”: Britta Gustafson – Wikimedia Blog
Photo by Pax Ahimsa Gethen, CC BY-SA 4.0 . Many pioneering Wikipedians share the thought that, in its early days, way back in 2001, Wikipedia was a crazy idea.…
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Fran Lebowitz on Race and Racism
Photographed by Brigitte Lacombe for the December 2010 issue. Do you think the proper way to talk about race now is to talk about multiculturalism? I came from…
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Surly Urbanism: Jamaal Green on building a pro-housing political alliance
“You’ve got to be willing to do some horse trading.” by Michael Andersen | July 26, 2017 Maybe being a self-consciously temporary Portlander is what helps…
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Choose Love Over Fear: How We Grew to $4M in Under 1 Year
The Flex Company team: Felipe, Kim, Andrew, Rula, Winnie, Sarah, Kasey, Erika, Panpan and me We started shipping our product in October 2016 with four…
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Wouldn’t it be glorious if this fantasy San Francisco BART map were real?
Editor's Note: This post was originally published in June 2015 and has been updated with the most recent information . The phantom of the westerly BART line…
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Facebook’s Complicity in the Silencing of Black Women
Let me tell you a little story about something I like to call #crackerbarrelgate. I’m on a road trip with my kids across the western half of this country.…
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I left New York City so I could feel hotter
For Zoë Barry, feeling attractive in New York was an impossible feat. The 32-year-old, who grew up in Stuy Town and attended an all-girls private school, says…
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11 weeks ago
A visual explanation of quantum mechanics
From the ViaScience YouTube channel comes this 31-part video explainer of quantum mechanics . As the introduction video notes, there is a fair bit of math in…
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11 weeks ago
Time and Place: ‘Zodiac’ and the Digital Cityscape
H. Perry Horton July 25, 2017 Movies Share The movie magic behind David Fincher’s re-creation of 1970s San Francisco. I f I asked you to name the David Fincher…
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12 weeks ago
Excommunicate Me from the Church of Social Justice
Feature image via Shutterstock There is a particularly aggressive strand of social justice activism weaving in and out of my Seattle community that has troubled…
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july 2017
The Selfie Monkey Goes to the Ninth Circuit
A selfie-taking monkey went to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, to fight for his right to own copyrights. Or rather, People for the Ethical…
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july 2017
Why Can't 'Free Speech' Advocates Ever Defend Adjunct Professors and People of Color?
(Photo: YouTube) Lisa Durden used to be an adjunct professor at Essex County College in New Jersey. In early June, she appeared on Tucker Carlson show on Fox…
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june 2017
The Chas Lap | Farther, Colder, Rougher
The “Chas Lap” is the longest, burliest standard training swim one can do in the Aquatic Park vicinity. (By ”standard”, I mean: It is readily understood by a…
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june 2017
Penny
My dad and I track the change we find on the ground. For Father's Day, our year so far, visualized:
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june 2017
Young Men Are Playing Video Games Instead of Getting Jobs. That's OK. (For Now.)
Video games, like work, are basically a series of quests comprised of mundane and repetitive tasks: Receive an assignment, travel to a location, overcome some…
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june 2017
Washington's Crossing
Had another fun swim this weekend, Washington's Crossing!
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june 2017
Stop Pretending to Be Outraged by Kathy Griffin’s Gross Video
Thigh-High Politics is an Op-Ed column by Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca that breaks down the news, provides resources for the resistance, and just generally…
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june 2017
Pinboard Blog
Pinboard has acquired Delicious. Here’s what you need to know: If you’re a Pinboard user, nothing will change. Sad! If you’re a Delicious user, you will have to…
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june 2017
Coney Island/Brighton Beach
Got to swim along the Coney Island Boardwalk with on Sunday!
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may 2017
Meet the Nerds Coding Their Way Through the War in Afghanistan
A disembodied voice sounded over a loudspeaker. “Incoming. Take cover,” it warned to anyone within earshot. Then, the sirens began to wail. Erin Delaney assumed…
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may 2017
On a Beach in Brooklyn, an Empty Lifeguard’s Chair
EVEN in the best of conditions, swimming long distances in unfamiliar water is an exercise in mild disorientation. Add waves, strong currents and the chilly…
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may 2017
Alex Payne — Three Days in San Francisco in 2015
Three Days in San Francisco in 2015 Wednesday A homeless man, screaming. The taxi driver and I can hear him from down the block as the cab comes in for a stop.…
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may 2017
Pier 7 Sunriser
Finally got a chance to update my swimlog with my swims from the last 2 weeks, including this amazing Pier 7 swim!
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may 2017
The secret Instagram accounts teens use to share their realest, most intimate moments
If you ask anyone under the age of 21 where they post most frequently on Instagram , chances are they'll tell you it's to their finsta. Finsta stands for "fake…
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may 2017
Bonobos Use the Power of Female Friendship to Overthrow Male Hierarchy | Broadly
A ‘Darwinian feminist’ explains. Having an "object to be loved and played with," "someone to take care of the house," and the "charms of music and female…
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may 2017
After 9 Years Without a Period, I’ve Stopped Running
You might be thinking: How is that even possible? It's possible because my body perceived it was in too much of a threat to allow for a pregnancy to happen. So…
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april 2017
Dogs Are Doggos: An Internet Language Built Around Love For The Puppers
“DoggoLingo” is a language trend that’s been gaining steam on the Internet in the past few years. Words like doggo, pupper and blep most often accompany a…
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april 2017
The sugar conspiracy | Ian Leslie
R obert Lustig is a paediatric endocrinologist at the University of California who specialises in the treatment of childhood obesity. A 90-minute talk he gave…
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april 2017
The Japanese Museum of Rocks That Look Like Faces
In Chichibu, Japan, two hours northwest of Tokyo, there’s an odd museum; perhaps the only one of its kind. It’s called the Chinsekikan (which means hall of…
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april 2017
How to Be a Housing Ally (Or, Why I’m Not a YIMBY)
There’s a new battle around housing gaining attention in the media: the YIMBYs vs. the so-called NIMBYs. The YIMBYs, or the “Yes in My Backyard” folks, declare…
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april 2017
Own, Apologize, Repair: Coming Back to Integrity
There is a variation on ‘Not All Men.’ It is called ‘I Feel Bad When You Say That.’ My godson Kyle is six. He is fairly emotionally perceptive for his age, as…
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april 2017
Twitter
Why settle for one? Can you set up a catch-all and use whatev…
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april 2017
Why Bonnie, Big Little Lies’ Most Underwritten Character, Deserved More
Bonnie, the lone woman of color on Big Little Lies . HBO This article originally appeared in Vulture . Bonnie Carlson is a role tailor-made for Zoë Kravitz. The…
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april 2017
For 18 years, I thought she was stealing my identity. Until I found her
‘The previous 17 years had been marred by a persistent, annoying mystery, but it was worth it just to meet her’.Illustration: Shannon Wright B y the time the…
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april 2017
Meanwhile
Add You’ve read the 3 free articles available to you. Subscribe now to keep reading. You’ve exhausted the 3 articles available. If you’d like to keep reading,…
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april 2017
Bringing Music to the Deaf
Newgrounds and the Future of Animation What started as a Neo Geo fansite became the breeding ground for animation as we currently know it. Launched in 1995,…
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april 2017
18F/code-of-conduct
This repository contains the official Code of Conduct of TTS, a digital delivery team within the General Services Administration . Read the TTS Code of Conduct.…
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march 2017
Maxine Waters stood up for me and my family when no one else would
Behind the scenes, Rep. Maxine Waters is a phenomenally hard-working and proactive public servant. She follows through and fights as fiercely for the rights of…
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march 2017
Talking About Miscarriages
This is not a pregnancy announcement. This is an ultrasound picture of a little pre-person who didn’t make it. One of four, in fact, which Mother Nature decided…
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march 2017
Spring 2017
brb off to Paris. Got my travel blog all set up!
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march 2017
How Americans Think About Climate Change, in Six Maps
Americans want to restrict carbon emissions from coal power plants. The White House and Congress may do the opposite. Percentage of adults per congressional…
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march 2017
The Uber Bombshell About to Drop – Daniel Compton
If you’ve been following tech news over the last few weeks, you have probably seen several stories about Uber , all negative (bar this one about flying cars). I…
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march 2017
How to Make Tech Interviews a Little Less Awful
How to Make Tech Interviews a Little Less Awful Everything about the current interview process in tech is broken . I suspect that, no matter what, being…
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march 2017
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