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Thomas Pynchon Returns to New York, Where He's Always Been

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Though he's lived in New York since the early 1990s, after decades of living an oddly fugitive existence in and out of America, Thomas Pynchon now seems, at last, to have arrived.
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My Childish, Unhealthy, Joyous Obsession With The Moviegoer

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Coming to the realization that loving a good book doesn't make you a good person
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Call off the bee-pocalypse: U.S. honeybee colonies hit a 20-year high

Call off the bee-pocalypse: U.S. honeybee colonies hit a 20-year high | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
How the free market saved us from beemageddon.
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Fairly Random Thoughts on Ashley Madison & the Swiftly Moving Line — The Message — Medium

Fairly Random Thoughts on Ashley Madison & the Swiftly Moving Line - The Message - Medium
AshleyMadison.com is an online personals service that enables people who want to have extramarital affairs to find each other and…
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How Dare You Say That! The Evolution of Profanity

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From “Odsbodikins” to “belly,” the banned words of our ancestors look as bizarre today as tribal rituals. But we are hardly beyond such taboos. We just observe different ones.
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The Diaspora Goldmine

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The relationship between diasporas and their homelands often encompasses a broad palette of sentiments, including distrust, resentment, envy, and enmity. But, since the rise of the first cities, migrants have been an invaluable asset not only to their new country, but also to their country of origin.
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Did the American Civil War Ever End?

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The conflict revolutionized society, and has resonated through history ever since.
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Millennials and the meaning of work – James Somers – Aeon

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Millennials are as hard-working as anyone else – so why does pop culture pretend that all we do is party and hook up?
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How the Civil War Changed the World

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In 1861, the authoritarians cheered America’s disunion. Four years later, they were no longer smiling.
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The Writing Lives Series: Marilynne Robinson in Conversation with Robert Hardies: A Reading and Discussion

The Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Writing Program of the School of the Arts, Public Books, and the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life present…
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'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' at 10: How a Raunchy Comedy Defined Adulthood

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The original Apatow blockbuster considers an age-old, and also thoroughly modern, question: How do you define adulthood?
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The First Talking Head

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Joseph Epstein reviews “Carolina Israelite: How Harry Golden Made Us Care about Jews, the South, and Civil Rights.”
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On Moving Lines and Network Life — The Message — Medium

On Moving Lines and Network Life - The Message - Medium
Life after NSA, Hacking Team, OPM, Ashley Madison, Etc..
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Yes Your ******* Startup Can Cut A Little Free Speech

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The internet’s ugliness has been revealed in so many different ways these past few months, it almost makes you want to pull the plug on all of it (I can’t..
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Interview with Sci-Fi Author Bruce Sterling: Alien-Computer Interfaces User Experience Magazine

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UXPA's User Experience magazine: covering the broad field of user experience.

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The Most Deadly Summer

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Maxwell Carter reviews “Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition” by Nisid Hajari.
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Agents of Empire by Noel Malcolm review – a dazzling history of the 16th-century Mediterranean

Agents of Empire by Noel Malcolm review – a dazzling history of the 16th-century Mediterranean | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
During this fascinating era in the region, Christian states faced a Muslim superpower
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The Big Business of U.S. Scrap Takes a Hit

The Big Business of U.S. Scrap Takes a Hit | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Demand is down for scrap metal, used cardboard and other waste—major U.S. exports. The dollar’s strength has made American waste pricier abroad, cutting demand in China, Turkey and other markets, and pressured the waste dealers and scrap gatherers who are the backbone of the industry.
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A Good Stamp Is Hard to Find

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A new Flannery O’Connor stamp doesn’t really convey the writer’s strange and majestic vision. And what happened to her signature glasses?
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Rekindling Human Contact in the Digital Age

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In a time of anomie, new social communities offer live interactions with candor, warmth and feelings.
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The Future of Reading: There’s No Mystery About It

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Walter Mosley, best-selling author of the Easy Rawlins series, has good news for those who love to read
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When Cultures Shift

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We have experienced a major shift in moral culture. But it happened in the 1940s, not the 1960s.
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