Monthly Archives: July 2013

In the Violent Favelas of Brazil by Suketu Mehta | The New York Review of Books

In the Violent Favelas of Brazil by Suketu Mehta | The New York Review of Books.

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On Shirley Jackson | Open Letters Monthly – an Arts and Literature Review

On Shirley Jackson | Open Letters Monthly – an Arts and Literature Review.

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The Persisting Vision: Reading the Language of Cinema by Martin Scorsese | The New York Review of Books

The Persisting Vision: Reading the Language of Cinema by Martin Scorsese | The New York Review of Books.

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The Charitable-Industrial Complex – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/27/opinion/the-charitable-industrial-complex.html?ref=opinion&_r=1&

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Gary Shteyngart: Confessions of a Google Glass Explorer : The New Yorker

Gary Shteyngart: Confessions of a Google Glass Explorer : The New Yorker.

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Lo Hsing Han | The Economist

Lo Hsing Han | The Economist.

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Recommended read from Salon.com: “I think she could have died”

“I think she could have died” July 29, 2013 10:50 AM | ERICA HELLERSTEIN View full article at Salon.com

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4 Pinocchios for Rep. Steve King’s claim on valedictorians and smugglers – The Washington Post

4 Pinocchios for Rep. Steve King’s claim on valedictorians and smugglers – The Washington Post.

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Glenn Greenwald: Americans Are Now More Worried About Civil Liberties Abuses Than Terrorism | Alternet

Glenn Greenwald: Americans Are Now More Worried About Civil Liberties Abuses Than Terrorism | Alternet.

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Article: Religion Scholar Demolishes Fox News Bigotry

Religion Scholar Demolishes Fox News Bigotry http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/fox-hosts-bigotry-exposed-reza-aslan (via AlterNet)

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Weiner Names New Campaign Manager : The New Yorker

Weiner Names New Campaign Manager : The New Yorker.

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Unicycle and Accordion

Unicycle Accordion Zelda Music is Basically the Nerdiest Thing on the Internet http://chzb.gr/13fkaUV

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Mark Kozelek on his Mom

“My mom has done more for me over the years than clean my ears and drop me off at drug rehabs.”

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A Love Song to Mom, From Me (and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy) – NYTimes.com

A Love Song to Mom, From Me (and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy) – NYTimes.com.

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Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung on Human Personality in Rare BBC Interview | Brain Pickings

Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung on Human Personality in Rare BBC Interview | Brain Pickings.

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How to Quit Your Job Like Sherwood Anderson: The Best Resignation Letter Ever Written | Brain Pickings

How to Quit Your Job Like Sherwood Anderson: The Best Resignation Letter Ever Written | Brain Pickings.

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Tomgram: Engelhardt, Luck Was a Lady Last Week | TomDispatch

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Luck Was a Lady Last Week | TomDispatch.

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Robeer Fly

From Brian Miller: Robeer fly here on the ranch eating a moth

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Ants Go Marching – Issue 3: In Transit – Nautilus

Ants Go Marching – Issue 3: In Transit – Nautilus.

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A monster in the garden

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Why Time Slows Down When We’re Afraid, Speeds Up as We Age, and Gets Warped on Vacation | Brain Pickings

Why Time Slows Down When We’re Afraid, Speeds Up as We Age, and Gets Warped on Vacation | Brain Pickings.

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How a secretive panel uses data that distorts doctors’ pay – The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/how-a-secretive-panel-uses-data-that-distorts-doctors-pay/2013/07/20/ee134e3a-eda8-11e2-9008-61e94a7ea20d_story.html?wpisrc=al_excl

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Keep orcas in the wild, not in aquaria

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
Blackfish is a 2013 documentary movie about captive orcas (killer whales) at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. It centers on Tilikum, the infamous orca who killed three people (including two trainers) and is still…

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Show me the way to the next merocenose – the anal pedicel of a phoretic uropodine

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
by Matthew Cobb What are these? Masters student Daniel Llavaneras spotted these odd structures on the back of a 3cm-long beetle he had captured in the Andes and preserved in alcohol. His initial…

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Preserved loaf of bread discovered at Pompeii

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