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An on-going exploration of the evolution of the American idea (inside and outside)
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Harlem Hellfighters Video 369th Infantry New York National Guard - YouTube

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Placebo Buttons

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According to a 2008 article in the New Yorker, close buttons don’t close the elevator doors in many elevators built in the United States since the 1990s.
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The Secret Formula to Pass All Your Classes This Year by PowToon!

The Secret Formula to Pass All Your Classes This Year by PowToon! | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it
Hey ilya here, Powtoon?s Chief Renegade. I know it?s been a while since I last wrote, but I have a good excuse – I?ve been hard at work developing a formula that will help you pass all of you
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Les Américains à Paris - Blow Up - ARTE - YouTube

La télévision de rattrapage, ou « replay », d'ARTE. Séries, films, documentaires... revoyez les émissions de la chaîne TV ARTE gratuitement pendant les sep
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The Invisible Manuscript

The Invisible Manuscript | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it
"It's clear," says Callahan, "that the computer changed Ellison's habits. It may have contributed to his difficulties to finish the book. You can play that [rewriting] game on the computer, but not the typewriter."

It could go on forever, but Ellison could not. That was the crucial and grave mystery: how Ellison viewed time. It seemed not to bother him that his novel was taking so long. The historical touchstones of a century -- civil rights, Vietnam, Watergate -- zipped by in a flash compared with the eternal drift of his accumulating manuscript.

"Ellison," says Bradley, "was building a house, and there was rain falling through the roof. He didn't want to fix the roof in a normal way. He wanted to attend to a lot of other smaller details," such as the rewriting of scenes, the fuller shaping of characters. Bradley goes on: "By attending to those smaller details, it stopped him from making the novel whole."

He was a man drowning in his own words.
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"Good to Eat, Tastes like Chicken" • Rijksmuseum Brazilian animal drawings by Frans Post

"Good to Eat, Tastes like Chicken" • Rijksmuseum Brazilian animal drawings by Frans Post | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it

Le RijksMuseum (Amsterdam) présente les dessins des arrivants au Brésil... L'Amérique vaste et prodigue.

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RESTAURER : Statues des generaux Pershing et La Fayette a Versailles | Fondation du Patrimoine

RESTAURER : Statues des generaux Pershing et La Fayette a Versailles | Fondation du Patrimoine | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it
Erigé en 1937 sur les plans de jacques carlu (architecte du palais de chaillot 1937) le monument se compose en réalité de 2 monuments de part et d’autre de la route de versailles à saint cloud. construits hâtivement ils ont été réalisé
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The Philadelphia Story (1940)- "Oh C.K.Dexter Haven!"

Scene from "The Philadelphia Story" (1940) where a drunk Macaulay Connors (James Stewart) visits C.K.Dexter Haven (Cary Grant) in the middle of the night.
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http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA16/20160413/104766/HHRG-114-FA16-Wstate-ElbasriA-20160413.pdf - why studying French literature could help

http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA16/20160413/104766/HHRG-114-FA16-Wstate-ElbasriA-20160413.pdf - why studying French literature could help | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it
La France devrait perdre le poste le plus prestigieux des Nations unies, la direction du département des opérations de maintien de la paix, qu'elle occupe depuis une vingtaine d'années. À la manœuvre, les États-Unis, qui verraient le changement d'un bon œil et ont entamé une guerre de tranchées avec le responsable français Hervé Ladsous.
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Angels and Ages - The New Yorker

Angels and Ages - The New Yorker | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it
But Lincoln believed in legalism. One of his first public speeches, the Address Before the Young Men’s Lyceum, in Springfield in 1837, declared a radical insistence on “reason” to be the only acceptable form of public discourse; the cure for the prevalence and epidemic of violence in American life would be “hewn from the solid quarry of sober reason”: “Passion has helped us, but can do so no more. It will in future be our enemy. Reason—cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason—must furnish all the materials for our future support and defence.” Lincoln tempered but never really abandoned that conviction. His rhetorical genius lay in making closely reasoned argument ring with the sound of religious necessity.
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The Paris Review’s Interview Archives Online

The Paris Review’s Interview Archives Online | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it
The Paris Review has created a digital archive of its entire collection and every issue is available online for free.
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Minerva, l'université globale 3.0 - Educpros

Minerva, l'université globale 3.0 - Educpros | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it
Pas d'amphi, pas de gymnase, pas de bibliothèque mais des résidences universitaires partout dans le monde. Et, bien sûr, des cours en ligne. Minerva, la nouvelle universit&eacut...
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28-Year HOME Among Abandoned Places In The US Territories 

28-Year HOME Among Abandoned Places In The US Territories  | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it
Japan invaded Guam in December 1941, and occupied the island until the summer of 1944, when Uncle Sam came storming back. The Battle of Guam was the deadliest battle ever on American soil, and in its aftermath, many Japanese soldiers fled into the jungle, some of them hiding for years or even decades. This bamboo cave was the home of the last “holdout,” Sergeant Shoichi Yokoi, who was found on Guam in 1972, after hiding here for twenty-eight years.
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The data behind Hollywood's sexism

The data behind Hollywood's sexism | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it
Where are all the women and girls in film? Social scientist Stacy Smith analyzes how the media underrepresents and portrays women -- and the potentially destructive effects those portrayals have on viewers. She shares hard data behind gender bias in Hollywood, where on-screen males outnumber females three to one (and behind-the-camera workers fare even worse.)
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Global Trouble

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I think there is also a backlash against [Barack] Obama, there’s a white backlash, and also against Obama’s elegance, his education, his capacity to write and speak in paragraph form, which is nearly a lost art in the United States. I have lots of difficulty with Obama’s politics, but he did and he still does have enormous personal dignity and intelligence. I think there is an attack on that. People say, “Oh, Trump is so vulgar. How could anybody vote for him, he has no chance of winning.” The truth is that it is precisely because he is vulgar that he has a chance at winning. People want the vulgarity. They want the unbridled sadism. They want to be able to make terrible jokes about women again. They want to be able to say how much they hate Muslims. It is a reckless and sadistic kind of unleashing.
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The Invisible Manuscript

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He realized that Ellison had jotted notes everywhere, so he gathered them all up and studied them like an archaeologist.

That kind of deductive mind-set led to another realization. From the beginning, Callahan and Bradley had been staring at three main forms of Ellison material: the handwritten pages, the pages produced on a typewriter and more than 80 floppy disks. The computer material struck Callahan as bewildering. Bradley, then 19, raised in a computer era, was fascinated by it. Immediately he wanted to find the make of Ellison's first computer. It was something called an Osborne 1. Ellison bought it in 1982. It weighed about 25 pounds. Bradley searched throughout the country for someone who might still have one, the better to understand how using it may have effected Ellison's writing. Finally, he found a science fiction writer in Canada who still used that model. "He said it was the closest thing to actual writing by hand," explains Bradley.

Callahan had long been mystified by something they discovered going through the endless files of Ellison's work. Scenes written to near perfection in the '50s and '60s would be revisited, and rewritten, 25 years later. If only Ellison had just gone forward instead of obsessing about sections that had already been polished, Callahan reasoned, "I believe he could have finished the novel in the 1970s. It's really sad."

But Bradley began to think he knew the answer: Ellison -- who had a lifelong fascination with technology and compulsively took apart radios and put them back together -- became seduced by the new machine, by the way he could move paragraphs up and down the screen, insert new words and delete old ones instantaneously. As he transferred his earlier work to the new medium, the words exploded. The shifting and shaping of his second novel became a new kind of mania.

Bradley went back over disks containing certain scenes, spreading out the printouts again and even painstakingly color-coding them in comparison with scenes that had been written on a manual typewriter.
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Big Jake (1971) - John Wayne Western Movie

Big Jake (1971) - John Wayne Western Movie. Directed by George Sherman, John Wayne. With John Wayne, Richard Boone, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne. In 1909
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What America’s immigrants looked like when they arrived on Ellis Island

What America’s immigrants looked like when they arrived on Ellis Island | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it
America's diversity captured in photos of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island
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Emmanuel Hocquard "Taches blanches"

Emmanuel Hocquard "Taches blanches" | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it
Quand je parle de la traduction en français de poésie américaine d'aujourd'hui comme d'une contribution à la littérature française d'aujourd'hui, quelle est à mes yeux la nature de cette contribution ? Je suis tenté de répondre : une déchirure. Ou un trou. Ou encore une « tache blanche ».
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Middle-Aged Man In Gym Locker Room Puts Shirt On Before Underwear

Middle-Aged Man In Gym Locker Room Puts Shirt On Before Underwear | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it
The Onion, America's Finest News Source.
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Why is he not translated? Serge Daney

Why is he not translated? Serge Daney | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it

In this insightful essay, Rosenbaum pays tribute to the late, great Serge Daney.

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