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“..This startup lets you create a button on your phone that does (almost) anything you want..”

“..new suite of apps that includes Do Button – Do Camera – and Do Note – - all of feature a simple button that can be customized into a time-saving shortcut..” (cont..) go to source/story>> This startup lets you create … Continue reading

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“..Broadcast television losing the plot?..” (ed:..short answer:..yes..)

“..the choice of shows – the intrusiveness of adverts – - (seriously – I’m still not over how the last season of The Sopranos was ruined by this) – - and the lack of quality Kiwi shows – - has … Continue reading

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“..Revealed: the countries with the best and worst diets in the world..”

“..A rise in healthy diets – - is being outpaced by people eating more junk food..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Revealed: the countries with the best and worst diets in the world – Health News – Health & Families – … Continue reading

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“..Malcolm X: Spike Lee’s biopic is still absolutely necessary..”

“..The film starring Denzel Washington almost didn’t happen over opposition from the Nation of Islam – - and a lack of financial backing. It overcame to become the most vital civil rights biopic – - argues Ashley Clark..” (cont..) go … Continue reading

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“..Top 20 best video games for beginners..”

“..Want to get into gaming but don’t know where to start? Here are some great smartphone – console – and PC titles- – to kick off your collection..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Top 20 best video games for beginners | … Continue reading

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“..The great awards whitewash..”

“..Industry insiders on awards – racism – - and business as usual on the red carpet..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The great awards whitewash | Culture | The Guardian.

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“..Blur announce The Magic Whip – their first new album for 12 years..”

“..The Magic Whip features the full Blur lineup of Albarn – Coxon – Rowntree – and James..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Blur announce The Magic Whip, their first new album for 12 years | Music | The Guardian.

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“..Kazuo Ishiguro’s turn to fantasy..”

“..Behind the turn to fantasy however – lies his familar fascination with the past and individual moral choices. He talks to Alex Clark about film – memory – – and his taste for tea and cake..” (cont..) go to source/story>> … Continue reading

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“..Reddit exodus illustrates state of free speech online..”

“..To prevent censorship – - censor the would-be censors first..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Reddit exodus illustrates state of free speech online | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Our embarrassing servile media..”

“..wars are fought now with computer programs – - with money — and with information..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Our embarrassing, servile media: Does the New York Times just print everything the government tells it? – Salon.com.

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“..According to Hollywood – the Future of Sex Is Super Awkward..”

“..filmmakers have made sex terrifying — – but not for the reasons they wanted to..” (cont..) go to source/story>> According to Hollywood, the Future of Sex Is Super Awkward | WIRED.

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“..Matthew Parris and Jon Snow on the skunk? – That’s the way to turn kids off drugs..”

“..Don’t have an MRI scan while stoned out of your skull: – that seems to be the one lesson we can safely draw from Channel 4’s Cannabis on Trial..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Matthew Parris and Jon Snow on the … Continue reading

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“..This is the age of consent around the world..”

“..The age of consent and the rates of adolescent pregnancies vary across the globe – - as these figures show..” (cont..) go to source/story>> This is the age of consent around the world.

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“..6 Coolest Houses in the World..”

“..#6 The Trassenheide Upside-Down House..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 6 Coolest Houses in the WorldWowICantBelieveIt.

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“..7 Badass Comedians – Who Refused to Sell Out..”

“..These funny folks changed their lives for progressivism – - and made us laugh in the process..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 7 Badass Comedians Who Refused to Sell Out | Alternet.

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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 | Art and design | The Guardian.

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“..I’ve Always Kept a Unicorn: The Biography of Sandy Denny..”

“..Who knows where the time goes? This affectionate biography tackles the sadness at the heart of the folk star’s music – - and her life..” (cont..) (ed:..i am/have been a longtime sandy denny fanboy.. ..and if you have not yet … Continue reading

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“..The Impossibles: amazing bodily feats from the past – in pictures..”

“..A man stuck in an elephant’s mouth – - an upside-down surfer – - and a car parked on a stuntman’s stomach … – meet the daredevils who stretched the limits of human endurance – - with these mind-boggling acts..” … Continue reading

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“..Why There’s No Conservative Jon Stewart..”

“..A unified theory of why political satire is biased toward – - and talk radio is biased against – - liberals in America..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Why There’s No Conservative Jon Stewart – The Atlantic.

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“..Ink-credible: do tattoos count as art?..”

“..Writing on the body is as old as time. But perhaps because it was adopted by popular culture first – – every sailor had a tattoo – – it hasn’t been classed as art..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Ink-credible: do … Continue reading

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“..Raspberry Pi becomes best selling British computer..”

“..Sales of cheap credit card-sized units top 5m – - says company – - eclipsing the Sinclair ZX Spectrum in the 1980s..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Raspberry Pi becomes best selling British computer | Technology | The Guardian.

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“..Evolve review: a unique mix of monster hunting and fighting..”

“..Creators of zombie survival classic Left 4 Dead are back – - with a thunderous multiplayer shooter that pits one player against four..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Evolve review: a unique mix of monster hunting and fighting | Technology | … Continue reading

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“..Lou Reed hated the Doors – disparaged the Beatles..”

“..Pretentious? Well yes – but then what’s wrong with that? Not only were the Velvet Underground one of the most influential – if little heard in their own lifetime – bands of all time – - but Reed’s solo career … Continue reading

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“..Noel Gallagher talks about ‘roaring drunk’ night out with ‘f**king mental’ Morrissey and Russell Brand..”

“..Noel Gallagher has spoken about a night out in Los Angeles with Russell Brand and Morrissey – - who was branded ‘f**king mental’ Speaking to the Quietus Gallagher spoke about getting ‘roaring drunk’ with the Smiths frontman – – leaving … Continue reading

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“..Is Cable TV’s Rip-off Tyranny Coming to an End?..”

“..À la carte TV is finally here – - but is it all that it’s cracked up to be?..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Is Cable TV’s Rip-off Tyranny Coming to an End? | Alternet.

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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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“..Have you had a better night out in Manchester than Noel Gallagher?..”

“..The former Oasis songwriter says a night out in Manchester – - is like ‘getting out of the van in a safari park – - when they’re telling you – - ‘Don’t fucking feed the animals’..”‘ (cont..) go to source/story>> … Continue reading

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“..To hum is to be human: the power of polyphonic song..”

“..Songs of Lear and Verity Standen’s MmmHmmm – - prove that choral compositions can be emotional – political – - and dizzyingly intimate..” (cont..) go to source/story>> To hum is to be human: the power of polyphonic song | Stage … Continue reading

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“..Boyhood: we were selfish heartless kids – and we never even knew it..”

“..The reviews of Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age film have so far focused on parenthood – – but what does it mean to the younger generation?..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Boyhood: we were selfish, heartless kids and we never even knew it … Continue reading

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“..Could we please not forgive Sarah Palin? – She is an unrepentant nightmare..”

“..Palin’s SNL cameo might have been a joke – - but her oppressive political tactics aren’t. Laughter is a powerful weapon: – we should be laughing at her – not with her..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Could we please not … Continue reading

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“..John Oliver Eviscerates Tobacco Industry Giants..”

(ed:..this just confirms that it’s ok that jon stewart has gone/is retiring.. ..his space in the pantheon is guaranteed.. ..but it’s ok.. ..’cos now we have john oliver..) (cont..) go to source/story>> WATCH: John Oliver Eviscerates Tobacco Industry Giants | … 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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“..When did the comic-book universe become so banal?..”

“..From Chris Ware’s studied melancholia – - to Scott McCloud’s serviceable strips – - graphic novelists need to go back to the sketchpad and become artists again..” (cont..) go to source/story>> When did the comic-book universe become so banal? | … Continue reading

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“..Zoolander’s greatest fashion predictions: onesies – fancy coffees – and adults on scooters..”

“..Ben Stiller’s model movie saw style trends 15 years into the future..” (cont..) (ed:..heh..!..) go to source/story>> Zoolander’s greatest fashion predictions: onesies, fancy coffees and adults on scooters | Fashion | The Guardian.

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“..Witness the Death of the ’60s in Ken Light’s Era-Defining Photos..”

“..The documentary photographer’s early work captures protests – politicians – - and everyday life in the early ’70s.,” (cont..) Witness the Death of the ’60s in Ken Light’s Era-Defining Photos | Mother Jones.

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“..An Ode To The Aesthetic Of Psychedelic Sex..”

“..take a trip down memory lane with the images below. Just a warning – you may never be able to look at your parents the same way again..” (cont..) go to source/story>> An Ode To The Aesthetic Of Psychedelic Sex … Continue reading

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“..5 Insane Right-Wing Moments This Week..”

“..a Faux Newsian tells us ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ – - is proof the sky is falling..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 5 Insane Right-Wing Moments This Week: Rush Doles Out Idiotic Advice | Alternet.

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“..Poetry Notebook 2006-2014 review – Clive James’s absorbing thoughts on verse..”

“..The great critic champions the poems that have given him most pleasure – - in this provocative collection of essays..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Poetry Notebook 2006-2014 review – Clive James’s absorbing thoughts on verse | Books | The Guardian.

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“..How Björk broke the sound barrier..”

“..her musical journey from child prodigy – - to genre-defying queen of the avant garde..” (cont..) go to source/story>> How Björk broke the sound barrier | Music | The Guardian.

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“..The Utopia Experiment review – paradise lost..”

“..Dylan Evans’s account of his doomed attempt to set up a self-sufficient community – - should be mandatory reading for anyone tempted to follow suit..” (cont..) (ed:..this author was interviewed by kim hill on nat-rad on sat. morn.. ..and the … Continue reading

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