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Captain America’s Creator Spent a Lifetime Punching Nazis

Captain America’s Creator Spent a Lifetime Punching Nazis | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
The Second World War turned Jack Kirby, comics’ greatest talent, into its first social justice warrior. Spencer Ackerman celebrates the legend just ahead of his 100th birthday.
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“Twin Peaks” invented prestige TV, and now “Twin Peaks: The Return” has come to kill it

“Twin Peaks” invented prestige TV, and now “Twin Peaks: The Return” has come to kill it | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
That night in 1990 is now apocryphal: Sawmill worker Pete Martell, played by Jack Nance, picked up the phone and called the Twin Peaks Police Department. Between shallow breaths, he spit it out fearfully, vowels protracted: “She’s dead…wrapped in plastic.” When ABC aired the pilot episode of Twin Peaks in the spring of 1990, i
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Homecoming

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After becoming one of the first black students to graduate from Little Rock Central High School, Sybil Jordan couldn’t wait to leave the city. It turns out Little Rock wasn’t quite done with her.
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Must we really “love one another or die”? A few words on Auden’s “September 1, 1939” | The Book Haven

Must we really “love one another or die”? A few words on Auden’s “September 1, 1939” | The Book Haven | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
The Book Haven: Cynthia Haven's Blog for the Written Word
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Analysis | What happened when Jake Paul, YouTube’s most divisive star, decided to rescue Texas from Harvey

Analysis | What happened when Jake Paul, YouTube’s most divisive star, decided to rescue Texas from Harvey | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
“We are gonna get them supplies, we are gonna save their lives, and we’re gonna flippin’ vlog it all at the same time!”
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Rebecca Solnit on a Childhood of Reading and Wandering

Rebecca Solnit on a Childhood of Reading and Wandering | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
This essay is adapted from a talk given at California's Novato Public Library earlier this year. There are ecological reasons to question how books are made
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LRB · Neal Ascherson · A Swap for Zanzibar: The Unusual History of Heligoland

LRB · Neal Ascherson · A Swap for Zanzibar: The Unusual History of Heligoland | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
At Heligoland, passengers are landed in boats and scrutinised as they pass by numbers of the visitors who assemble to see the arrival … Heligoland, which formerly appertained to Schleswig, was ceded to England in 1807 and still continues under English supremacy … Hotels: City of . . .
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In 1943, a farmer's cornfield suddenly sprouted a 1,300-foot volcano

In 1943, a farmer's cornfield suddenly sprouted a 1,300-foot volcano | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Dionisio Pulido was preparing his fields for the spring sowing. Then the rumbling began.
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How to Remember My Mother - Los Angeles Review of Books

How to Remember My Mother - Los Angeles Review of Books | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
This piece will appear in the LARB Print Quarterly Journal: No. 15,  Revolution Become a member to receive the LARB Quarterly Journal I SAW SOMETHING on my left cheek. I thought it was a scab. I pulled it off. It was a tick. Less than a 10th of an inch and very light in color, it …
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The 25 Greatest 'South Park' Moments – Updated

The 25 Greatest 'South Park' Moments – Updated | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
From singing poops to Scientologists – looking back on the hit Comedy Central show's most memorable (and memorably offensive) jokes
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The Poet From Lawyerland

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An account, in verse, of today’s world—from 9/11 to the financial crisis and beyond—with lower Manhattan as its vantage point. David Skeel reviews “So Where Are We?” by Lawrence Joseph.
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Fun, fierce and fantastical African art

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We're so used to narratives out of Africa being about war, poverty and devastation, says TED Fellow Wanuri Kahiu. Where's the fun? Introducing "AfroBubbleGum" -- African art that's vibrant, lighthearted and without a political agenda. Rethink the value of all that is unserious as Kahiu explains why we need art that captures the full range of human experiences to tell the stories of Africa.
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Bletchley Park staff who helped defeat Hitler meet 78 years after war’s outbreak

Bletchley Park staff who helped defeat Hitler meet 78 years after war’s outbreak | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
More than 100 veterans gathered where the German Enigma cipher was broken during the Second World War.
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The American Artist Who’s Been Drawing Interwar Berlin for 23 Years

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The first time Jason Lutes visited Berlin, in 2000, he expected to see crowded tenements and gray cobblestone streets. Instead, through the windows of a
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The Internet Is the Uncanniest Valley. Don’t Get Trapped in It

The Internet Is the Uncanniest Valley. Don’t Get Trapped in It | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Virginia Heffernan on why we all need to learn to read the internet, not live in it.
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FDA Approves First Gene Therapy For Leukemia

FDA Approves First Gene Therapy For Leukemia | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
The process modifies patients' immune cells to attack their own cancer cells. It was approved to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children and young adults — the most common childhood cancer.
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America's 'news deserts': the death of the great alt-weeklies

America's 'news deserts': the death of the great alt-weeklies | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
The Village Voice’s decision to end print publication is just the latest in an epidemic of free alternative newspaper closures in the US, which have left many cities with no local journalism at all. Is there hope for alt-weeklies?
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LRB · Marina Warner · Back from the Underworld: The Liveliness of the Dead

LRB · Marina Warner · Back from the Underworld: The Liveliness of the Dead | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
The work of the dead used to be intercession. It was a mutual striving; if we, who were still alive, prayed for them, they would do what they could for us. Chantries were established – and generously funded – to keep the work going on a daily basis, their members singing at the behest . . .
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Interview: D.A. Pennebaker - Film Comment

Interview: D.A. Pennebaker - Film Comment | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Public image unlimited: the Direct Cinema pioneer discusses the aesthetics and politics that underpin his documentaries (and working with Bob Dylan)
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101 Signals: These are the best reporters, writers, and thinkers on the Internet—the people who understand what’s happening. Compiled and annotated by WIRED staff.

101 Signals: These are the best reporters, writers, and thinkers on the Internet—the people who understand what’s happening. Compiled and annotated by WIRED staff. | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
The following 101 signals–blogs, feeds, podcasts, and more–provide everything you need to know and nothing you don’t. Packed with information, these sources serve up the core nutrients of your data diet, with no empty calories. We’ve focused on passionate and knowledgeable individuals, not massive media outlets that need to monetize content by the gigabit. These are the best reporters, writers, and thinkers on the Internet–people who understand what’s happening. So dive in.
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