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Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015

The New Republic

ESPN Pulled Its Kevin Johnson Documentary—But Not Before I Watched It

18 minutes ago

On Monday, ESPN postponed its new 30 for 30 documentary Down In The Valley, a recounting of the years-long fight by the city of Sacramento to keep its NBA t
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Orhan Pamuk’s Working-Class Flâneurs

1 hour, 45 minutes ago

Orhan Pamuk’s recent protagonists—sensitive, saturnine, stupid men—love as if their entire lives depend on it, and Mevlut Karataş is no exception. Mevlut, a street vendor whose life story animates Pamuk’s capacious new novel, A Strangeness in My Mind, is an incorrigible romantic. H
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Bird Boy

2 hours, 1 minute ago

                                                                    He—I am the one to notice—squats behind the can                  riotous with trash, and sings without abash-ment, as if his                    wants were laid upon the lid,
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Bernie Sanders Should Go Big on Foreign Policy in the Democratic Debate

3 hours, 29 minutes ago

Until recently, Bernie Sanders has been as timid on foreign policy as he has been bold on domestic issues. On the domestic front, his strong stand on income inequality has helped shift the Democratic Party to the left, with frontrunner Hillary Clinton often rushing in to adopt Sanders’s positions.
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Making Video Games from Art

3 hours, 44 minutes ago

It’s February 1466 and a fourteen-year-old bastard from the town of Vinci walks into your art studio looking for work. Times are tough and commissions are few; without enough florins to pay your expenses you’ve recently been forced to take a loan from the Medici family of bankers. Nevertheless,
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The Many Ways the Media Asks Hillary Clinton, "Why Do People Hate You?"

4 hours, 10 minutes ago

Hey Hillary Clinton, aren’t you a mean bitch that nobody likes? As hot-button issues explode and fade, this is the persistent question that Clinton has faced in her long career in public life. Sure, other candidates get asked about their personalities—a reporter once shouted at Mitt Romney, “W
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Will Tuesday's Democratic Debate Ignore the Political Reality in Washington?

4 hours, 36 minutes ago

The GOP primary debates in August and September were ratings blockbusters, in large part because the Republican Party has degenerated into a drunken circus. But notwithstanding the fact that three of the candidates
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Swimming Upstream

16 hours, 45 minutes ago

In literary orbits, to dub someone “academic” is just about the worst thing you can say about him—it means obscurantist and politicizer, an obfuscation expert blind to the beauty, wisdom, and pleasure of imaginative literature, but keen on social agendas, on the isms so in vogue in recent deca
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Everything You Need to Know About Tuesday's Democratic Debate

19 hours, 19 minutes ago

Move over, Donald Trump. It's time for the adults to take the stage. The first Democratic primary debate, hosted by CNN and Facebook at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel, begins
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Lawrence Lessig’s Attack Lines for Tuesday’s Debate—Had He Been Invited

21 hours, 28 minutes ago

Lawrence Lessig sounded irritated as he spoke by phone while on a train on Saturday morning. The Harvard professor turned political rabble-rouser, who launched his presidential camp
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Who Will Win the 2015 Man Booker Prize?

21 hours, 41 minutes ago

Two years ago, it seemed as if the the Man Booker Prize was out to conquer the world. In 2013, it was announced that the field of the world’s second most prestigious literary prize (the most
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Hollywood’s Tortured Tech Gurus

21 hours, 45 minutes ago

“It’s like, five minutes before a launch, everybody goes to a bar and gets drunk and tells me what they really think.”  It is 1998, and Apple is about to launch the iMac desktop computer to a rapturous reception, but CEO Steve Jobs is under assault.  Jobs (Michael Fassbender) has just left t
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Why Do Rich Kids Do Better Than Poor Kids in School? It's Not the "Word Gap."

22 hours, 22 minutes ago

Why do rich kids end up doing better than poor kids in school? Of late, one common explanation for this has been the “word gap,” or the idea that 
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The Adults Take the Stage in the Democratic Debate

22 hours, 37 minutes ago

Relative to the two Republican presidential primary debates already behind us, Tuesday night's Democratic primary debate is expected to draw a modest TV audience. Back on January 31, 2008, when candidate Barack Obama was still a political phenom, CNN logged the most-watched presidential primary deba
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Elvis Costello: Rock Music’s Biggest Fan

23 hours, 2 minutes ago

About halfway into Elvis Costello’s enthralling memoir Unfaithful Music, Invisible Ink, we’re flung back fifty years from a sodden and lascivious 1978 U.S. tour (groupies, pill
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El Greco

23 hours, 58 minutes ago

The world is flame; the red curls along its edgesNeed combed out to allow for: Men, gods, animals, monsters. If you would suck in that gold bib, Creased beneath swaying arches—grey, cool as paste—We would have gusts, not guests, for dinner; We would, while we eat, ever have musicians play; 
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The Housing Crisis Amid Denver’s Cannabis Boom

1 day, 1 hour ago

In 2012, when Colorado voted to legalize recreational marijuana, statehouse debates on the subject were mainly confined to enforcement, criminality, and addiction. How would the state avoid becoming a destination for drifters, addiction, and cannabis-related crime? And how would the budding industry
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Paul Thomas Anderson Has Made His Version of ‘The Last Waltz'

1 day, 1 hour ago

Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film Junun is an unexpected move for the director only if you think of him, as it seems many do after the one-two punch of his There Will Be Blood and The Master, as a high cinematic formalist meditating on grand American themes. Junun
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Hillary Clinton Doesn't Need to Be Likable or a "Real Person"

1 day, 3 hours ago

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has been obsessed over her likability over the last few weeks, spawning appearances on Ellen and awkward statements about being a “
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Why I Live Where I Live

1 day, 16 hours ago

The Southern writer Harry Crews once explained why he lived on three acres of uncleared land in the middle of a small university town 100 miles from the place in Georgia where he was born and raised:I’ve tried to work—that is, to write—in Georgia, but I could not. Even under the best of circum
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Ben Carson Is Wrong About the Holocaust: Jews Did Fight Back

3 days, 21 hours ago

Wolf Blitzer, the improbably named CNN personality, is no one’s idea of an adroit interviewer. His questions have a certain Dada quality, strings of declarative fragments that seem to have been cut and pasted at random. Ben Carson, the suddenly notable presidential candidate, is a slightly better
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Where Fantasy Sports Meets Stock Market Scams

3 days, 21 hours ago

The first month of the 2015 NFL season has been characterized by an onslaught of advertising for daily fantasy sports betting. Viewers have sat helplessly by as their normal football-watching experience (usually typified by beer and pizza advertisements, with occasional interruptions of extreme viol
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The Republican Party's Dysfunction Is an Embarrassment to Us All

3 days, 22 hours ago

The movement within the House Republican conference to make Paul Ryan the next speaker has evolved into a desperate clamor, with members from almost every faction practically begging him to enter the r
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Svetlana Alexievich, The Dostoevsky of Nonfiction

4 days ago

Svetlana Alexievich, a 67-year-old dissident writer who was born in Soviet Ukraine and grew up in Belarus, became the first female Russian-language writer to win
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