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“..How I switched sides in the technology wars..”

“..My slow painful transition from cheerleader to critic- – all at one online magazine..” (cont..) go to source/story>> How I switched sides in the technology wars – Salon.com.

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“..’We can’t strain the entire ocean’: The horrifying truth about where our plastic ends up..”

“..Angela Sun tells Salon about her frightening new documentary – - and reports from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch..” (cont..) go to source/story>> “We can’t strain the entire ocean”: The horrifying truth about where our plastic ends up – Salon.com.

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“..12 Secluded Homes That’ll Make Living In The Middle Of Nowhere Look Beautiful..”

“..they’re about as secluded as it gets..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 12 Secluded Homes That’ll Make Living In The Middle Of Nowhere Look Beautiful.

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“..5 Right-Wing Doozies This Week: The Sarah Palin Apology Tour..”

“..Plus – Rush Limbaugh’s football dreams lie in ruin..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 5 Right-Wing Doozies This Week: The Sarah Palin Apology Tour | Alternet.

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“..Stop whining about the free U2 album – Hating Bono is way more annoying..”

“..People who think Bono should get over himself – - should get over themselves..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Stop whining about the free U2 album. Hating Bono is way more annoying | Martin Pengelly | Comment is free | The … Continue reading

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“..Chrissie Hynde: ‘I don’t have to worry like women who were known for their beauty and then get freaked out as they get older’..”

“..The singer (62) on playing a horse – – being a single mother – - and why she loves Jeremy Paxman..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Chrissie Hynde: ‘I don’t have to worry like women who were known for their beauty … Continue reading

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“..Destiny Is Great – if You Can Ignore Your Life..”

“..Destiny is a polished interesting experience. I just don’t know how much more of it I can play..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Destiny Is Great, if You Can Ignore Your Life | WIRED.

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“..My Air Supply nightmare: Soft rock – brain death – and making art out of nothing at all..”

“..I know that great culture should challenge and unsettle us. So why do I crave the comfort of ‘All Out of Love’?..” (cont..) go to source/story>> My Air Supply nightmare: Soft rock, brain death and making art out of nothing … Continue reading

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“..Reddit hits peak irony..”

“..Never mind the celebrity nude selfie fiasco – - Silicon Valley venture capitalists love the site more than ever..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Reddit hits peak irony – Salon.com.

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“..The Surreal Fine-Art Spectacle in Laguna Beach..”

“..A visit to the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach Calif. – - an annual spectacle where performers reenact classic works of art..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The Surreal Fine-Art Spectacle in Laguna Beach – NYTimes.com.

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“..10 Nonfiction Books..”

“..a crop of intriguing nonfiction books are making us take notice..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 10 Nonfiction Books You’ll Be Reading About This Fall.

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“..Bill Maher’s Pretty Sure Fox News Is Why America Is So Polarized – Jerry Seinfeld & Haley Barbour Disagree..”

(..ed:..seinfield comes across as a bit of an unthinking dickhead.. ..the lite-weight of the group.. ..taking his clown-role a bit too close to heart..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Bill Maher’s Pretty Sure Fox News Is Why America Is So Polarized, … Continue reading

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“..11 Inappropriate Words That Wouldn’t Exist Without ‘South Park’..” (ed:..heh..!..)

“..8. Snuke: A nuclear bomb in a vagina. Government Agent: ‘Mrs. Clinton – it appears that terrorists have snuck a snuke up your snizz’..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 11 Inappropriate Words That Wouldn’t Exist Without ‘South Park’.

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“..Peter Lorre: master of the macabre..”

“..Fifty years after Peter Lorre’s death – - a season at the BFI celebrates an actor who flourished in the uneasy territory between the silly and the sinister..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Peter Lorre: master of the macabre | Film … Continue reading

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“..Haruki Murakami: ‘I’m an outcast of the Japanese literary world. Critics – writers – many of them don’t like me’..”

“..The cult novelist talks to Steven Poole about mystery and music in his fiction..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Haruki Murakami: ‘I’m an outcast of the Japanese literary world. Critics, writers, many of them don’t like me’ | Books | The … Continue reading

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“..Grammy winner Jemaine Clement says some of his earliest New Zealand TV roles left him ‘ashamed’ after ‘running down’ his Maori culture..”

“..In an interview with British paper the Guardian – Clement talks of his embarrassment at playing a series of characters on the Skitz TV comedy show – which ran between 1993-97. Although the gags might have caused laughter from the … Continue reading

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“..The Slippery Colonial Slope of Travel Journalism..”

“..Media empires like Vice – and celebrities like Anthony Bourdain – - are reporting from the world’s most misunderstood countries. Is their brand of travel journalism just repackaged sensationalism?..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The Slippery Colonial Slope of Travel Journalism … Continue reading

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“..Peeling Back the Label..”

“..Behind the Brands ranks the ‘Big 10’ food companies – - based on seven different categories..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Peeling Back the Label.

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“..10 Fascinating Ideas That Changed The Internet..” 

“..1. The idea of the Internet was born in Belgium. In 1891 Belgian bibliophile Paul Otlet – conceived the Mundaneum – - a comprehensive collection of the world’s published knowledge – all linked through index cards. As the Mundaneum grew … Continue reading

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“..How To Tell If You Need The New iPhone – In 1 Simple Flowchart..”

“..We’ve made a simple flowchart to help you decide..” (cont..) go to source/story>> How To Tell If You Need The New iPhone, In 1 Simple Flowchart.

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“..Orgasm Contests? – 15 Most Bizarre Sex Tips from the Victorian Era..”

“..Did you know that eating bland food will curb men’s need to masturbate?..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Orgasm Contests? 15 Most Bizarre Sex Tips from the Victorian Era | Alternet.

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“..’Atlas Shrugged III’: Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck in a Bizarre Ayn Rand Fever Dream..”

“..’Who Is John Galt?’ – - is a lurid pageant of right-wing propaganda — – and proof of Rand’s weirdly enduring influence..” (cont..) go to source/story>> ‘Atlas Shrugged III’: Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck in a Bizarre Ayn Rand Fever … Continue reading

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“..Tosh! Twaddle! Guff! – Grayson Perry’s comic take on the art world – in pictures..”

“..In these new works – Grayson Perry is an artist action figure – - wearing a helmet of mischief and swiping his blade of cynicism at Jackson Pollock – Damien Hirst – and gentrification..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Tosh! Twaddle! … Continue reading

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“..I am Ali: rolling with the punches of Muhammad Ali’s life and myth..”

“..Film by Claire Lewins tells story of Cassius Clay’s transformation into a living legend – - in his own words – and shadowed by his struggle with Parkinson’s.” (cont..) go to source/story>>> I am Ali: rolling with the punches of … Continue reading

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“..Leonard Cohen opens up about new album Popular Problems..”

“..Singer reveals that eight of the album’s songs were co-writes – – and his only solo effort is the track he is least sure about..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Leonard Cohen opens up about new album Popular Problems | Music … Continue reading

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“..The American novels that should have won the Booker prize..”

“..We asked writers and critics – including Martin Amis – Julian Barnes – Curtis Sittenfeld – Edna O’Brien – and Joshua Ferris – - which novels should have won – - had US authors been eligible throughout the prize’s history..” … Continue reading

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“..Musical Connections..”

“..Two projects redefine the randomness and connectivity that music creates..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Musical Connections.

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“..Art That Changed the World..”

“..Informative new book on history of art movements – - makes a loaded subject an easy and enjoyable read..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Read It: Art That Changed the World.

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“..What Life Is Like When You’re Born on a Commune..”

“..Erika Anderson on her early years at ‘the Farm’ – - and what the ultimately shattered promise of a utopian community meant to her family..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> What Life Is Like When You’re Born on a Commune | … Continue reading

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“..Tintin: A very European hero..”

“..The Economist explores the origins and evolution of Tintin..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Tintin: A very European hero | The Economist.

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“..11 Conditions Required to Achieve Simultaneous Orgasms..”

“..Be warned: coming together isn’t easy..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 11 Conditions Required to Achieve Simultaneous Orgasms | Alternet.

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“..New York fashion week: the 10 key shows – in pictures..”

“..the 10 best collections at New York fashion week..” (cont..) go to source/story>> New York fashion week: the 10 key shows – in pictures | Fashion | The Guardian.

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“..Primal Scream and Robert ‘Throb’ Young’s most rocking moments..”

“..In honour of Primal Scream’s guitarist – who has sadly died- – we revisit the band’s dirtiest riffs..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Primal Scream and Robert ‘Throb’ Young’s most rocking moments | Music | The Guardian.

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“..So your a pedant? – It’s nothing to be proud of..”

“..Is there anything more tedious than grammar keyboard warriors? I doubt it..” (cont..) go to source/story>> So your a pedant? It’s nothing to be proud of | Bridie Jabour | Comment is free | The Guardian.

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“..22 tips for newly qualified social workers..”

“..Starting your first job as a social worker can be terrifying – - so we asked for advice from people in the profession..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 22 tips for newly qualified social workers | Social Care Network | The … Continue reading

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“..‘You become an arse overnight’: the pitfalls of having a hit novelty single..”

“..We love them (for about five minutes). Then we hate them (for ever). But what do the people who made such classics as Kung Fu Fighting and the Crazy Frog – - think of them now?..” (cont..) go to source/story>> … Continue reading

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“..Destiny review: the future of games remains locked in the past..”

“..Bungie has reached for the stars with its gigantic space opera – - but much of the experience is rooted in long established conventions..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Destiny review: the future of games remains locked in the past | … Continue reading

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“..Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: a direct iPhone 6 competitor..”

“..Samsung’s first metal-framed phone is a massive leap in design quality – - and small enough to use comfortably with one hand..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: a direct iPhone 6 competitor | Technology | The Guardian.

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“..Smartwatches: from Apple Watch to the Moto 360 – what’s on offer?..”

“..The Apple Watch launches into a crowded market with dozens of rivals – – but are any of them worth buying?..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Smartwatches: from Apple Watch to the Moto 360, what’s on offer? | Technology | The … Continue reading

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“..From Apple I to the Apple Watch: a two-minute history of Apple’s biggest hits and misses – video..”

“..curiosities like Lisa – – and duds – like the 20th Anniversary Macintosh..” (cont..) go to source/story>> From Apple I to the Apple Watch: a two-minute history of Apple’s biggest hits and misses – video | Technology | The Guardian.

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