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“..Seven reasons why the iPad mini is toast..”

“..Seven signs that tell you that after just two years – - the iPad mini may be headed for the scrap heap..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Seven reasons why the iPad mini is toast | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..When Art Rocked: San Francisco Music Posters – 1966-1971..”

“..the history of the psychedelic rock poster..” (cont.) go to source/story>>> When Art Rocked: San Francisco Music Posters, 1966-1971 – Boing Boing.

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“..Prog rock: the sound of history’s future..”

“..In the 1970s a new wave of bands looked beyond the drugginess of psychedelia – - to classical music as the true guide. Peter Bebergal explores the occult roots of the prog-rock genre..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Prog rock: the … Continue reading

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“..Apple unveils world’s thinnest tablet – and highest-resolution PC..” –

“..At first these new models seem like gentle upgrades – - but in the flesh the lightweight thin iPad Air 2 – - is something of a revelation..” (cont..) (ed:..i must confess to some consumer-lust over the new imac-desktop..) go … Continue reading

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“..Architecture for bikes – in pictures..”

“..From Calgary’s space-age Peace bridge – - to Eindhoven’s floating roundabout – - and the Copenhagen apartments with a cycle path straight up to the 10th floor – - some of the world’s best cycling infrastructure..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> … Continue reading

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“..Cubism at the Met review – stupefying – heart-quickening – and overpowering..”

“..Consisting of a collection donated to the Met by the cosmetics magnate Leonard A Lauder – - this is the single most important exhibition of cubism since MoMA’s Picasso/Braque show in 1989..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Cubism at the Met … Continue reading

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“..Lady Gaga review – mother of all fightbacks..”

“..The unusually emotional Artpop-star defends her right to writhe around in PVC – – and don a giant squid costume – – all while turbocharging her biggest hits..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Lady Gaga review – mother of all fightbacks … Continue reading

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“..Kevin Rowland and Big Jim Paterson on their favourite Dexys songs..”

“..From rehearsals in a warehouse – to battles with record companies – lineup changes – and an attempt to write the new Bohemian Rhapsody – - the singer and his long-serving trombonist share the stories behind the hits..” (cont..) go … Continue reading

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“..Citizenfour review – gripping Snowden documentary offers portrait of power – paranoia – and one remarkable man..”

“..Laura Poitras’s film shows the first extensive interviews with Edward Snowden – - after he blew the whistle on NSA and government intrusion..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Citizenfour review – gripping Snowden documentary offers portrait of power, paranoia and one … Continue reading

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“..Sleater-Kinney: Start Together review – a seven-album box set of punk power..”

“..Sleater-Kinney began as an abrasive riot-grrrl side project – - but ended up as one of America’s most acclaimed rock bands – – and they still sound ferociously great today..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Sleater-Kinney: Start Together review – a … Continue reading

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“..’Game of Thrones’ should watch its back: Why this work of nonfiction is as riveting as the fantasy..”

“..The author of a page-turning new history of the Wars of the Roses – - talks Westeros – child kings – and George RR Martin.” (cont..) go to source/story>>> “Game of Thrones” should watch its back: Why this work of … Continue reading

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“..Check Out This Amazing Collection of Iconic Photos of the 1960s Haight Street Scene..”

“..Photographer Jim Marshall delivers the faces – the icons – - and the vibe of a unique moment in music history..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Check Out This Amazing Collection of Iconic Photos of the 1960s Haight Street Scene | … Continue reading

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“..Everything You Need To Know About Nut – Seed – And Grain Milks..”

“..Story continues below the infographic..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Everything You Need To Know About Nut, Seed And Grain Milks.

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“..Writers and Their Dachshunds..”

“..Literary types take note: if you’re thinking of acquiring a dog – consider the dachshund. No dog has been more widely loved by writers worldwide..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Writers and Their Dachshunds | Mikita Brottman.

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“..Apple Accidentally Leaks Photos Of – And Details On – New iPads..”

“..One day before its big October event – - the company seems to have accidentally released information about what will be unveiled – - namely an iPad Mini 3 and an iPad Air 2..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Apple Accidentally … 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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“..Mad for it: classic flyers from the golden age of the rave – in pictures..”

“..21k turbo soundsystems – bubble machines – lung burn-out – - and free ice poles. Here’s the finest (and the funniest) flyer artwork from the heady days of £5 warehouse parties..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Mad for it: classic flyers … Continue reading

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“..The top 10 modernisers in literature..”

“..From the architects who built the postwar world – - to the writers who predicted its horrors – - the books that best evoke the postwar pioneering spirit..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The top 10 modernisers in literature | Books … Continue reading

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“..Laura Poitras’s Closeup View of Edward Snowden..”

“..A profile of the filmmaker Laura Poitras – - whose new documentary ‘Citizenfour’ – - tells the inside story of the N.S.A. whistle-blower Edward Snowden..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Laura Poitras’s Closeup View of Edward Snowden.

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“..The Berlin Wall’s great human experiment..”

“..Twenty-five years later – - learning lessons on what happens when a country is split in half..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Berlin Wall’s great human experiment – Ideas – The Boston Globe.

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“..Bill Gates Thinks Thomas Piketty’s Attack On Inequality Is Right..”

“..Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates essentially concurs with French economist Thomas Piketty’s landmark book on income inequality – - according to a review Gates published on his own blog Monday..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Bill Gates Thinks Thomas Piketty’s Attack On … Continue reading

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“..20 Vile Quotes Against Women By Religious Leaders From St. Augustine to Pat Robertson..”

“..The media’s most unabashed misogynists are actually tame – - compared to their ideological ancestors..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 20 Vile Quotes Against Women By Religious Leaders From St. Augustine to Pat Robertson | Alternet.

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“..The U.S. Is Number One – But in What?..”

“..The country is tops when it comes to violence and weapons exports – - but ranks low in healthcare and education..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The U.S. Is Number One — But in What? | Alternet.

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“..10 Foods You’re Eating Wrong..”

“..Not all potatoes are created equal..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 10 Foods You’re Eating Wrong | Alternet.

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“..LFO’s Mark Bell: 10 essential tracks..”

“..The electronic-music producer – who died last week – was an innovator of electronic sound – - from his huge influence on the early club scene – - to Radiohead remixes – - and groundbreaking collaborations with Björk..” (cont..) go … Continue reading

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“..The 10 most deliciously ironic news stories of all time..”

“..You couldn’t make it up..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The 10 most deliciously ironic news stories of all time.

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“..Jon Stewart – and the Stories That Are Too True to Tell..” 

“..The real reason that people call funnyman Stewart ‘the most trusted news source in America’ – - is that he’s an outsider. He rarely worries about offending his journalistic colleagues – - or angering high-level news sources who won’t return … Continue reading

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“..Meet TIME Magazine’s 25 Most Influential Teens Of 2014..”..(ed:..yes..!..yes..!..of course she is there..)

“..Several of last year’s nominees qualified again – - including singer-songwriter Lorde – - actress Chloë Grace Moretz – - and recent Noble Prize winner Malala Yousafzai..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Meet TIME Magazine’s 25 Most Influential Teens Of 2014.

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“..’Birdman’ Is The Best Movie Of The New York Film Festival – And It May Be The Best Of The Year..”

“..a dramedy about washed-up Hollywood superhero star Riggan Thompson’s (Michael Keaton) comeback on Broadway..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> ‘Birdman’ Is The Best Movie Of The New York Film Festival, And It May Be The Best Of The Year.

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“..Remember The Fresh Promise Of Barack Obama? – What Happened To That Guy?..”

“..While traveling recently – I’ve been asked the same question in Beijing – Auckland – and Rome: ‘What happened to Barack Obama?’..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Remember The Fresh Promise Of Barack Obama? What Happened To That Guy?.

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“..How Apple Gets You To Buy New iPhones Over And Over Again..”

“..Ever wonder why your iPhone seems to slow down after a few years? Why the once-amazing device gets cranky – and struggles to perform basic tasks or load apps? The answer lies in Apple’s software – - and it’s a … Continue reading

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“..Iggy Pop: how he went from teen punk to BBC lecturer..”

“..On Monday night Iggy Pop delivers the BBC Music John Peel lecture. How does a trailer rat from Michigan end up speaking unto nations?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Iggy Pop: how he went from teen punk to BBC lecturer | … Continue reading

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“..The 100 best novels: No 56 – Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1932)..”

“..Aldous Huxley’s vision of a future human race controlled by global capitalism – - is every bit as prescient as Orwell’s more famous dystopia..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The 100 best novels: No 56 – Brave New World by Aldous … Continue reading

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“..Five of the best audio headsets..”

“..Up your game..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Five of the best audio headsets | Technology | The Guardian.

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“..Ben Flower’s punches – and 10 of the worst cheap shots in sport..”

“..By punching an opponent he had already knocked unconscious – - Ben Flower joined one of sport’s ugliest groups..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Ben Flower’s punches and 10 of the worst cheap shots in sport | Sport | The Guardian.

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“..What monkeys and the Queen taught me about inequality..”

“..We humans have an inherent sense of fairness. Deep down we don’t like inequality. In a second extract from his new book – - Russell Brand goes in search of ways to build a more just world..” (cont..) go to … Continue reading

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“..Simon Segars interview: Looking forward to the future and the ‘internet of things’..”

“..With 7.2bn active Sim cards predicted by the end of the year – - networked objects will outnumber the world’s humans..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Simon Segars interview: Looking forward to the future and the ‘internet of things’ – Profiles … Continue reading

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“..John Lydon breaks down in tears during Jon Snow interview: ‘My message is learn to love each other – You only get one go at it’..”

“..The Sex Pistols frontman showed a softer side – - as he discussed coming to terms with childhood illness- – and the death of his parents..” (cont..) go to source/story>> John Lydon breaks down in tears during Jon Snow interview: … Continue reading

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“..Snowden Vindicated—’Citizenfour’ Documentary Untangles the NSA Leak Saga..”

“..Laura Poitras unpacks a historic intel controversy..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Snowden Vindicated—’Citizenfour’ Documentary Untangles the NSA Leak Saga | Alternet.

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“..5 Right-Wing Outrages This Week: ‘Biblically Correct’ Sex Edition..”

“..Boy are some Christians having ‘biblically-correct’ sex going to be pissed if they come down with an STD. ‘Duck Dynasty’ patriarch Phil Robertson – - told them this would not happen..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 5 Right-Wing Outrages This Week: … Continue reading

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