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july 2018
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july 2018
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july 2018
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Wanted: Late Capitalist Tech Worker – Gabriel Stein – Medium
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july 2018
3 Years In The Making With Zach Margolis
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july 2018
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Today I'm in Dover, UK and just got the "go" from my pilot, so tomorrow morning I'm going to swim! 5:15am Friday he…
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A little over 3 years ago, I met for the first time through , and I promised I'd swim the…
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june 2018
Being Black in America Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
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june 2018
New York Today: The Hudson River Isn’t Dirty. It’s Alive.
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june 2018
The whole philosophy community is mourning Derek Parfit. Here's why he mattered.
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june 2018
Grace Hopper and the psychological drain on the gender minority
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june 2018
Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth
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june 2018
12 Facts about Otters for Sea Otter Awareness Week
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may 2018
Westworld’s spoiler reveal turns out to be an elaborate Rickroll
Yesterday, Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy gave the show’s fans an intriguing offer : in order to fight endless theorizing and spoilers for the…
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may 2018
TANK
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may 2018
Opinion | The Only Houseplants You Can Be Trusted With: A Guide
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may 2018
'Black Panther' is amazing. Why are its CG models so terrible?
Marvel/Disney Black Panther is a refreshing answer to the increasingly stale world of superhero cinema. But there's one glaring flaw throughout the film: its…
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may 2018
Old memories, accidentally trapped in amber by our digital devices
Part of what humans use technology for is to better remember the past. We scroll back through photos on our phones and on Instagram & Flickr — “that was Fourth…
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may 2018
The Lasting Legacy of ‘My Neighbor Totoro’
Exploring the way Hayao Miyazaki’s 1988 masterpiece has aged perfectly. Two children stand waiting at a bus stop out on a quiet country road. It’s getting late…
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may 2018
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may 2018
List: A Guide to Midwestern Conversation
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may 2018
Opinion | I Want to Be Rich and I’m Not Sorry
My junior year of high school, I entered a creative-writing contest that awarded a significant cash stipend. I faced stiff competition from a number of Ivy…
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may 2018
How Do We Write Now? | Tin House
The following essay was originally given as a lecture at the Sylvia Beach Hotel as part of our 2018 Poetry Winter Workshop. The alternate title of this, of…
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april 2018
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april 2018
How 'Deaf President Now' Changed America
Four student leaders of the Deaf President Now protest—Tim Raurus, Bridgetta Bourne-Firl, Greg Hlibok, and Jerry Covell—leading protesters at Gallaudet…
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april 2018
The Finance Guy Who Thinks It’s Cheaper to Date Men
Photo-Illustration: James Gallagher Get Sex Diaries delivered weekly. New York ’s Sex Diaries series asks anonymous city dwellers to record a week in their sex…
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april 2018
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april 2018
What makes a tree a tree?
Several years ago, after Thanksgiving dinner at my parents’ house in Vermont, lightning struck a backyard maple tree. There was a ferocious crack and the…
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april 2018
Reasons Why I Checked Facebook 29 Times in the 16 Minutes after I Posted a Status
A list of very good reasons for compulsively checking my Facebook Pexels Preliminary likes are a key predictor of total likes. Must check again while the time…
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april 2018
5 Writers Answer: Do You Feel Like You Look Like Yourself?
Self/Reflection is a week of stories on the Cut about how we feel, versus how we look. It used to be that if you wanted to find out what you really looked like,…
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april 2018
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april 2018
Uber is Ripping Off Frequent Riders and Here's How to Avoid It
Share Share Email Shares 631 Drivers already know upfront pricing typically doesn’t work in our favor. But what is upfront pricing, or variations of it, looking…
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march 2018
This Look Inside Spike Jonze's Apple Ad Is as Fascinating as the Film Itself
Apple Apple’s short film “Welcome Home,” directed by Spike Jonze and starring FKA twigs as a beleaguered city dweller whose drab apartment becomes a colorful,…
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march 2018
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march 2018
The Migrating SF Gayborhood – The Bold Italic
In light of the Gangway’s recent closing, we take a look back at how the city’s gay neighborhoods have evolved over the years The Gangway. Courtesy of Kevin Y.…
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march 2018
Here’s Your Chance to Experience Westworld at SXSW
Share On the eve of SXSW, we took a little tour of the massive, meticulous, and very impressive Westworld: Live Without Limits experience. Here’s your chance to…
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march 2018
My Year on the Rock: What It’s Like to Work on Alcatraz
A reflection of my year on the Rock Photo courtesy of Melvin Dean Baker “ T he green button starts. The red button pauses. You go up the stairs, walk about 35…
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march 2018
The Best and Hardest Job You’ll Ever Have – Joe Crobak – Medium
A few weeks ago, I had my last day at the United States Digital Service (USDS). Compared to working as a software engineer at a startup in NYC, my time in the…
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february 2018
During World War I, U.S. Government Propaganda Erased German Culture
This week marks the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I, a conflict that shattered empires and cost millions of lives. On the American home front, it made…
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february 2018
In the Aftermath of Tragedy, Generation Rey is Showing Why It’s Their Time to Lead
Fictional heroes matter to the real world. And in this current moment, these heroes are inspiring a new generation of kids to lead. In the weeks following the…
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february 2018
Death Star Thinking and Government Reform
"The target area is only two meters wide. It's a small thermal exhaust port, right below the main port. The shaft leads directly to the reactor system." ― Jan…
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february 2018
Everything Easy is Hard Again
This talk was given on October 12, 2017 at Mirror Conf in Braga, Portugal, and again on February 9, 2018 at the Awwwards Conference in Berlin. This past summer,…
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february 2018
What Love and Sadness Look Like in 5 Countries, According to Their Top GIFs
Brazil India Italy Mexico U.S. The GIF — just long enough to convey a single emotional gesture, and simple enough to cross linguistic and cultural barriers —…
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