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The Golden Quarter

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Some of our greatest cultural and technological achievements took place between 1945 and 1971. Why has progress stalled?

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Reddit and the Struggle to Detoxify the Internet

Reddit and the Struggle to Detoxify the Internet | Fictionalizing Frequencies | Scoop.it

The trolls are winning. How do we fix life online without limiting free speech? Andrew Marantz reports.

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The Glory Days of The Face, and the Magic of Old Magazines

The Glory Days of The Face, and the Magic of Old Magazines | Fictionalizing Frequencies | Scoop.it


Hua Hsu writes about “The Story of The Face: The Magazine That Changed Culture,” by Paul Gorman, which revisits the legacy of the British magazine.

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How to Build A Segregated City 

How to Build A Segregated City  | Fictionalizing Frequencies | Scoop.it

If you look at Baltimore from the sky, three adjacent neighborhoods appear as a dark green wedge on patchy beige. These three neighborhoods—Roland Park, Guilford, and Homeland—are in the north-central part of the city. And that green wedge is where the tree line thins, where you cross east on York Road or west on Falls Road or south on University Parkway into poorer, blacker neighborhoods.

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‘Partying runs through everything’: the roots of Manchester’s reggae scene

‘Partying runs through everything’: the roots of Manchester’s reggae scene | Fictionalizing Frequencies | Scoop.it

‘Partying runs through everything’: the roots of Manchester’s reggae scene

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Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow

Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow | Fictionalizing Frequencies | Scoop.it

Inside Elon Musk's world-changing plans to inhabit outer space, revolutionize high-speed transportation, reinvent cars – and find love along the way.

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The Rise and Fall of Rolling Stone

The Rise and Fall of Rolling Stone | Fictionalizing Frequencies | Scoop.it

What happened when Jann Wenner traded the hippie dream for pop-star friends and luxury

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'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia | Fictionalizing Frequencies | Scoop.it

the Google, Apple and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks who worry the race for human attention has created a world of perpetual distraction that could ultimately end in disaster

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Bowie, Bach and Bebop: How Music Powered Basquiat

Bowie, Bach and Bebop: How Music Powered Basquiat | Fictionalizing Frequencies | Scoop.it

Bowie, Bach and Bebop: How Music Powered Basquiat

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Race, power, money – the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Race, power, money – the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat | Fictionalizing Frequencies | Scoop.it

A Basquiat painting has been sold for more than $100m, but nearly 30 years after his death his art is as painfully relevant as ever

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Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Tackle the Vietnam War

Americans are still divided over the legacy of the Vietnam War. Can Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s 18-hour documentary help put the demons of that era — and of our own — to rest?

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George Lincoln Rockwell, father of American Nazis, still in vogue for some

George Lincoln Rockwell, father of American Nazis, still in vogue for some | Fictionalizing Frequencies | Scoop.it

A flamboyant, homophobic and antisemitic showman, Rockwell’s theatrics and oratory find an echo in movements on the modern far right

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Down the Breitbart Hole

Down the Breitbart Hole | Fictionalizing Frequencies | Scoop.it

Steve Bannon once said it was the platform for the alt-right. Its current editors disagree. Is the incendiary media company at the nerve center of Donald Trump’s America simply provocative — or dangerous?

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Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Postwar Britain by Clair Wills

Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Postwar Britain by Clair Wills | Fictionalizing Frequencies | Scoop.it

Migrants not only from the empire but from Latvia, Malta and especially Ireland changed the face of the UK after the second world war

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The Wire, 10 years on: ‘We tore the cover off a city and showed the American dream was dead’

The Wire, 10 years on: ‘We tore the cover off a city and showed the American dream was dead’ | Fictionalizing Frequencies | Scoop.it

David Simon’s ‘anti-cop show’ struggled to find an audience before being lauded as a classic and making stars of Idris Elba, Michael B Jordan and others. Here, some of its writers and stars look back at a series that changed TV for ever

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How Cardi B Achieved Stardom as an Old-School Hitmaker for New-School Hip-Hop

How Cardi B Achieved Stardom as an Old-School Hitmaker for New-School Hip-Hop | Fictionalizing Frequencies | Scoop.it

The hip-hop underdog is now living the dream as the people’s champ. And she’s done it with an old-school spirit that satisfies today’s hunger for relevance and authenticity.

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Trapped: The Story of the Grenfell Tower Fire

Trapped: The Story of the Grenfell Tower Fire | Fictionalizing Frequencies | Scoop.it

On June 14, 2017, London's Grenfell Tower started burning. Here, survivors and rescuers explain what it was like to fight a fire burning at 1,800 degrees—and to flee it.

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How colonial violence came home: the ugly truth of the first world war

How colonial violence came home: the ugly truth of the first world war | Fictionalizing Frequencies | Scoop.it

There is a notion that the Great War was a shocking rupture in civilisation that tore a peaceful world apart. But for millions who had long been living under imperialist rule, terror and degradation were not new

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Vietnam, Up Close and Personal

Vietnam, Up Close and Personal | Fictionalizing Frequencies | Scoop.it

The New-York Historical Society’s show on the Vietnam War highlights racial and class divisions, generational rifts and government mendacity.

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On ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ a Franchise Boldly Goes Into the Serial TV Era

On ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ a Franchise Boldly Goes Into the Serial TV Era | Fictionalizing Frequencies | Scoop.it

The first new “Star Trek” series in more than a decade deals with the demands of long-form storytelling and confronts earthbound production problems.

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'The Vietnam War': Inside Ken Burns' Definitive 18-Hour Documentary

'The Vietnam War': Inside Ken Burns' Definitive 18-Hour Documentary | Fictionalizing Frequencies | Scoop.it

Inside 'The Vietnam War': How Ken Burns' 10-episode, 18-hour, 360-degree docuseries will change the way you think about the Southeast Asian conflict.

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The Jean-Michel Basquiat I knew…

The Jean-Michel Basquiat I knew… | Fictionalizing Frequencies | Scoop.it

The graffiti artist turned painter became the star of the 1980s New York art scene. Since his death aged 27, his reputation has soared. On the eve of a major UK show, we speak to his friends

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The last Nazi hunters

Since 1958, a small department of Germany’s government has sought to bring members of the Third Reich to trial. A handful of prosecutors are still tracking down Nazis, but the world’s biggest cold-case investigation will soon be shut down.

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Ruby Ridge, 1992: the day the American militia movement was born

Ruby Ridge, 1992: the day the American militia movement was born | Fictionalizing Frequencies | Scoop.it

A firefight between six US marshals and two boys and their dog began a movement founded on anti-government ideology, such as fears over gun confiscation and grievances about federal land management practices

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Kathryn Bigelow on Detroit: ‘There’s a radical desire not to face the reality of race’

Kathryn Bigelow on Detroit: ‘There’s a radical desire not to face the reality of race’ | Fictionalizing Frequencies | Scoop.it

The latest film from the director of Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker follows the 1967 police killing of black teenagers amid a racially charged riot. It could be 2017’s most urgent movie

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