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“..Photo highlights of the day..”

“..a selection of the best photographs from around the world..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Photo highlights of the day | News | The Guardian.

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“..I Am Ali: clip from the forthcoming Muhammad Ali documentary..”

“..Here former Cleveland Browns running-back Jim Brown gives his memories of Muhammad Ali..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> I Am Ali: Exclusive clip from the forthcoming Muhammad Ali documentary | Sport | The Guardian.

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“..Donald Sutherland compares Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence to Jesus..”

“..Sutherland – who has already said he hopes to see the blockbuster science fiction saga spark a new epoch of rebellious youth in America. ‘..When I worked with her – I realised the child was a genius’ said Sutherland. ‘..She’s … Continue reading

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“..Get On Up: five reasons James Brown was a style god in the 1960s..”

“..As the biopic Get On Up hits cinemas – - we pay our respects to James Brown’s style in the 1960s- – quiff and all..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Get On Up: five reasons James Brown was a style god … Continue reading

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ed:..there is a cool gig on in auckland tonite..(aside from the rolling stones..)..

ed:….the jubilation choir are performing in a church in ponsonby.. here are the relevant details: “..on Saturday the 22nd of November we’d love you to join us for some gospel and a drink or two. Doors open at 7.30 and … Continue reading

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“..Toyota hopes to recreate Prius success with hydrogen-powered Mirai..”

“..Toyota is betting on its hydrogen fuel cell Mirai as the next generation of green car – - but they face a hard sell to replicate popularity of their top-selling Prius..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Toyota hopes to recreate Prius … Continue reading

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“..The 10 best works by William Blake..”

“..On the eve of a major exhibition on the printmaker – painter – and poet..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The 10 best works by William Blake | Culture | The Guardian.

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“..Notes to self: from Philip Roth to Gillian Flynn – authors look back at their work..”

“..Writers from Philip Roth to Gillian Flynn – and from Toni Morrison to Richard Ford – - have returned to their own work – - to annotate a selection of first editions..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Notes to self: from … Continue reading

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“..What We Do in the Shadows review – best comedy of the year..”

(ed:..it gets five stars..) (cont..) go to source/story>> What We Do in the Shadows review | Film | The Guardian.

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john clarke unpacks the ‘growth’ bullshit-meme abbott and key both push..

(ed:.watch this..and you will never again be able to watch with a straight face.. ..john key pushing hust this bullshit..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Mr John Clarke — Media.

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“..Stunning 1954 contortionist routine..”

(ed:..i think i’m in love..with a contortionist from the past..) (cont..) go to source/story>> WATCH: Stunning 1954 contortionist routine – Boing Boing.

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“..Hacker – Hoaxer – Whistleblower – Spy: why only an anthropologist can tell the story of Anonymous..”

“..an anthropological recounting of the glories and disasters of Anonymous..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: why only an anthropologist can tell the story of Anonymous – Boing Boing.

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“..Why canned soup tastes like goop..”

“..It never tastes quite as good as homemade. Dan Lewis blames the carrots..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Why canned soup tastes like goop – Boing Boing.

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“..Love’s New Album Is Finally Released – 40 Years Late..”

“..Fans have been waiting a long long time for this one..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Love’s New Album Is Finally Released—40 Years Late | Mother Jones.

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“..’Truly absurd’: New Web series skewers San Francisco’s tech culture..”

“..’Tech Boom!’ parodies the fog of cluelessness engulfing the Bay Area..” (cont..) go to source/story>> “Truly absurd”: New Web series skewers San Francisco’s tech culture – Salon.com.

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“..Mike Nichols’ best scenes: From the ‘Graduate’ seduction – to the monologues of ‘Angels in America’..”

“..Nichols – who died at age 83 – directed some of the most iconic performances in history..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Mike Nichols’ best scenes: From the “Graduate” seduction to the monologues of “Angels in America” – Salon.com.

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“..Photo highlights of the day..”

“..a selection of the best photographs from around the world..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Photo highlights of the day | News | The Guardian.

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“..Joy of Sex illustrations go on display..”

“..The Wellcome Collection’s Institute of Sexology exhibition – - displays the original drawings for Alex Comfort’s bestselling book..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Hairs and graces: Joy of Sex illustrations go on display | Art and design | The Guardian.

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“..Fantastically Wrong: Unicorns Dig Virgin Women, and Other Lessons From Medieval Bestiaries..”

“..The fable of the unicorn was one of the more famous passages in what are known as bestiaries – - gorgeous compendiums of creatures both real and imagined that sold like mad – - second only to the Bible itself. … Continue reading

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“..The Three Podcast Episodes You Can’t Miss This Week..”

“..If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the options – - we humbly offer our weekly guide to shows you should check out..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Three Podcast Episodes You Can’t Miss This Week | WIRED.

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“..10 Memorable ‘SpongeBob’ Quotes That’ll Make You Wish You Lived In Bikini Bottom..”

(ed:..heh..!..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> 10 Memorable ‘SpongeBob’ Quotes That’ll Make You Wish You Lived In Bikini Bottom.

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“..Photo highlights of the day..”

“..a selection of the best photographs from around the world..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Photo highlights of the day | News | The Guardian.

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“..The meme-ification of Ayn Rand: How the grumpy author became an Internet superstar..”

“..’Feminist’ T-shirts are her latest viral sensation. Why the objectivist’s writings lend themselves to the Web..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The meme-ification of Ayn Rand: How the grumpy author became an Internet superstar – Salon.com.

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“..David Brooks’ latest embarrassment: When a ‘reasonable’ conservative – is just a right-wing hack..”

“..The columnist’s latest work is a spectacular display of intellectual dishonesty – and cheap analysis..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> David Brooks’ latest embarrassment: When a “reasonable” conservative is just a right-wing hack – Salon.com.

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“..Fox News misleads about Jon Stewart: Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly – and the insane new partisanship..”

“..In new interviews – Stewart explains difference between Hannity and O’Reilly..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Fox News misleads about Jon Stewart: Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly and the insane new partisanship – Salon.com.

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“..The Father of Disco Meets Some Whippersnappers – in This Week’s Playlist..”

“..News of a new Giorgio Moroder album got us thinking how disco’s daddy would feel about today’s music..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Father of Disco Meets Some Whippersnappers in This Week’s Playlist | WIRED.

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“..John Oliver Totally Smacks Down Idea That He Is Doing Real ‘Journalism’..”

“..Turns out pretty much everyone thinks John Oliver is a real journalist – - except for John Oliver..” (cont..) go to source/story>> John Oliver Totally Smacks Down Idea That He Is Doing Real ‘Journalism’.

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“..Photo highlights of the day..”

“..a selection of the best photographs from around the world..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Photo highlights of the day | News | The Guardian.

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“..Nineteen Eighty-four: bad good or good bad fiction?..”

“..You don’t need to be Will Self to find fault with Orwell’s novel. But are its huge faults also essential to its virtues?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Nineteen Eighty-four: bad good or good bad fiction? | Books | The Guardian.

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“..Get on Up star Chadwick Boseman: ‘James Brown understood his audience’ – video interview..”

“..Chadwick Boseman plays James Brown in new biopic Get On Up. He tells Ben Beaumont-Thomas how he got to the soul of the troubled singer..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Get on Up star Chadwick Boseman: ‘James Brown understood his audience’ … Continue reading

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“..Apocalypse now: horrifying scenes from our ravaged planet..”

“..Nightmare droughts – landfill in unimaginably idyllic places – - and rivers suffocating with sewage. Six photographers have taken on the theme of scarcity or waste for the Syngenta photography award – – and their results are chilling..” (cont..) go … Continue reading

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“..The frog with kaleidoscope eyes: psychedelic close-ups of nature..”

“..Nature photographer Michael Kern turns reptiles – insects – and creepy-crawlies – - into strange psychedelic creations..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The frog with kaleidoscope eyes: psychedelic close-ups of nature | Art and design | The Guardian.

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“..5 Ways Antidepressants Might Impact Your Sex Life..”

“..It’s no secret that anti-depressants can come with sexual side effects. Between 30 and 70 percent of patients managing depression with medication – - report experiencing some kind of sexual problem..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 5 Ways Antidepressants Might Impact … Continue reading

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“.. Jon Stewart Compares CNN to Evil Chucky Doll – While Being Interviewed on CNN..” (video..)

“..and compared CNN to the Chucky doll of the horror movie franchise of the same name..” (cont..) go to source/story>> WATCH: Jon Stewart Compares CNN to Evil Chucky Doll While Being Interviewed on CNN | Alternet.

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“..6 Ways Religion Does More Bad Than Good..”

“..Surprisingly – even among those who describe themselves as ‘very religious’ – - 20 percent say that religion is harmful to society. For that we can probably thank the internet – - which broadcasts everything from Isis beheadings – - … Continue reading

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“..Photo highlights of the day..”

“..a selection of the best photographs from around the world..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Photo highlights of the day | News | The Guardian.

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“..Amazon book of the year winner Celeste Ng: ‘Writing’s like shouting into the world’..”

“..She has beaten Hilary Mantel and Stephen King to win Amazon book of the year. Celeste Ng – the biggest writer you’ve never heard of – - explains why she feels conflicted about her prize..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Amazon … Continue reading

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“..From Johnny Depp to Hunter S Thompson: no such thing as a glamorous drunk..”

“..The actor’s half-cut appearance at an awards show – - turns back the clock to the glory days of the Hollywood hellraiser. But was it really that much fun?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> From Johnny Depp to Hunter S Thompson: … Continue reading

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“..Writers’ rock: what happens when authors become lyricists..”

“..The recent partnership of Mark Ronson and Michael Chabon belongs to an illustrious history of collaboration between authors – poets – and pop stars. But who should be getting the credits?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Writers’ rock: what happens when … Continue reading

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“..The best optical illusions to bend your eyes and blow your mind – in pictures..”

“..Clive Gifford’s book Eye Benders: The Science of Seeing and Believing – - has just been crowned winner of the Royal Society Young People’s book prize 2014 – - which is judged by young people..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The … Continue reading

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