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“..10 best smartphones..”

“..With a number of new smartphones on the market – - we round up the best around..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 10 best smartphones – Gadgets & Tech – IndyBest – The Independent.

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“..The concept album makes surprise top ten return – with neolithic opus from Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson..”

“..Jethro Tull frontman leads ‘prog rock’ revival..” (cont..) (ed:..will it soon be ok to say you actually liked some of those (early) ‘yes’ albums.. ..to confess that you may have owned one..or two..?..) (cont..) go to source/story>> The concept album … Continue reading

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“..Most Ridiculous Sex Acts Ever?..”

“..The Frisky has compiled a list of sex acts it deems to be ‘ridiculous’..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Most Ridiculous Sex Acts Ever?.

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“..Wall Street has gone insane..”

“..Flash Boys – an exposé of the murky world of ‘rigged’ high-frequency trading – - has sold 130,000 copies in its first week – - and is already being turned into a film. Its author Michael Lewis – explains why … Continue reading

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“..The Guardian’s top 100: which articles have been most popular?..”

“..To celebrate theguardian.com breaking through the 100 million monthly unique browser barrier for the first time – - we’ve compiled a list of the top 100 most viewed Guardian pieces of content – - since 2010..” (cont..) (ed:..heh..!..you could get … Continue reading

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“..Beverley Martyn: ‘Otis Redding thought I was a high-class hooker’..”

“..The long-lost British roots singer is back – aged 67 – - with a new album – and a new lust for life. She looks back on a past filled with dark drama..” (cont..) (ed:..i am a beverley martin fanboy..) … Continue reading

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“..Ronnie Spector: ‘When I hear applause – it’s like I’m having an orgasm’..”

“..The lead singer of the Ronettes on being the bad girl with big hair – – the glass coffin in her basement – - and whether she should have married John Lennon instead of Phil Spector..” (cont..) go to source/story>> … Continue reading

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“..Drones – monkeys – and psychedelia: Sigmar Polke at MoMA – in pictures..”

“..Sigmar Polke – the experimental trickster of German art – - is the focus of one of the largest ever exhibitions at MoMA..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Drones, monkeys and psychedelia: Sigmar Polke at MoMA – in pictures | Art … Continue reading

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“..Pixies: Indie Cindy review – ‘They no longer seem strange’..”

“..Pixies’ first album since 1991 sounds like it could have easily have followed Trompe Le Monde – – and that’s the whole problem..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 3 out of 5 via Pixies: Indie Cindy review – ‘They no longer … Continue reading

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“..The Amazing Spider-Man 2 review – appealing leads – and zappy scraps – but a sense of deja vu..”

“..The webslinger and his conspicuously male adversaries – - have some zappy scraps in this reboot sequel – - but the most intriguing clashes here are between Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Amazing Spider-Man 2 … Continue reading

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“..Why is Good Housekeeping’s ‘intimate test’ on vibrators so shocking?..”

“..Vibrators became mainstream with Sex and the City in 1998 – – but some people still seem confused about women using them..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Why is Good Housekeeping’s ‘intimate test’ on vibrators so shocking? | Fay Schopen | … Continue reading

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“..Sharknado was daft fun – but celebrities will kill the sequel | Film | The Guardian

“..Everyone in Sharknado was a nobody or a would-be has-been – - and it worked because they played it straight. The self-conscious follow-up is bound to jump the shark..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Sharknado was daft fun but celebrities will … Continue reading

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“..Google’s New Modular Phone May Be the Last You’ll Need to Buy..”

“..Google’s initial objective is to ramp up a hardware ecosystem – - that moves at the same pace as the software it runs..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Google’s New Modular Phone May Be the Last You’ll Need to Buy | … Continue reading

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“..Beyond Fargo: 10 Movies That Would Make Great TV Shows..”

“..Now that FX has turned a Coen Brothers cult hit into a TV series with Fargo – - here are a few other flicks that deserve their time on the small screen..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Beyond Fargo: 10 Movies … Continue reading

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“..People Like Their Music Served Medium Funky..”

“..what is it about a catchy tune that makes us groove? Scientists think they’ve figured out at least part of the recipe: – just the right mix of regular rhythms – - and unexpected beats..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> People … Continue reading

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“..Maya Rudolph’s 11 most memorable TV moments..”

“..we present her best impersonations – - from Maya Angelou – to Oprah..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Maya Rudolph’s 11 most memorable TV moments – Salon.com.

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“..Japan copies – improves Western culture..”

“..the best examples of Japanese Americana don’t just replicate our culture. They strike out – on their own – - into levels of appreciation and refinement rarely found in America. They give us an opportunity to consider our culture as … Continue reading

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“..Pulp magazine and pinup auction preview..” – Boing Boing

“..Heritage’s Pin-up – Pulp – & Advertising Art Signature Auction..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Pulp magazine and pinup auction preview – Boing Boing.

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“..The Truth About Google X: An Exclusive Look Behind The Secretive Lab’s Closed Doors..”

“..If there’s a master plan behind X – - it’s that a frictional arrangement of ragtag intellects is the best hope for creating products that can solve the world’s most intractable issues. Yet Google X – as Teller describes it … Continue reading

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a new vespa:..the primavera..

“..The Vespa has been a style icon since the 1950s – - and the release this month of its latest model confirms it has lost little of its lustre..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Vespa rides on with launch of Primavera: … Continue reading

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“..Here Are 6 Countries – That Are Experimenting How to Make Workers’ Lives Better..”

“..France curbs after-work emails – - while a Swedish city experiments with six-hour work days..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Unlike the US, Here Are 6 Countries That Are Experimenting How to Make Workers’ Lives Better | Alternet.

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“..Matt Taibbi: The SuperRich in America Have Become ‘Untouchables’ – Who Don’t Go to Prison..”

“..Taibbi discusses his new book – - The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Matt Taibbi: The SuperRich in America Have Become ‘Untouchables’ Who Don’t Go to Prison | Alternet.

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“..’Thrilling and prophetic’: why film-maker Chris Marker’s radical images influenced so many artists..”

“..From experimental sci-fi to cartoon cats – - Chris Marker’s work was profound – prophetic – and hugely influential. Ahead of a new exhibition – - some of those he inspired examine his cult appeal..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> ‘Thrilling … Continue reading

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“..Five perfect books for men who never read..”

“..Here are five man-friendly page-turners they might enjoy anyway..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Five perfect books for men who never read | Books | The Guardian.

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“..The 100 best novels: Help!..”

“..Whom should I choose?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The 100 best novels: Help! | Books | theguardian.com.

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“..2014 New York International Auto Show – in pictures..”

(..pics of new cars.. ..that little toyota thingy looks interesting..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> 2014 New York International Auto Show – in pictures | Business | theguardian.com.

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“..Irvine Welsh: You know when a writer’s a drug user..”

“..The author on ‘Trainspotting’s’ long-awaited prequel – - what makes good drug lit – - and the forthcoming film ‘Filth’..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Irvine Welsh: You know when a writer’s a drug user – Salon.com.

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“..I was a liberal mole at Fox News: From Bill O’Reilly to Roger Ailes – here’s all the inside dope..”

“..Inside the beast: O’Reilly hates Hannity. Producers know what’s acceptable. Everyone fears a call from Roger Ailes..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> I was a liberal mole at Fox News: From Bill O’Reilly to Roger Ailes, here’s all the inside dope … Continue reading

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“..Push – the devious puzzle game – that will eat your next half hour..”

“..Arrow keys to move – and you can push one block one space. That’s pretty much it for this perfectly absorbing browser game!..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Push, the devious puzzle game that will eat your next half hour – … Continue reading

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“..Beautiful steam-powered mechanical models on auction block..”

“..Check out the preview photos – - for this Heritage auction of magnificent mechanical models..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Beautiful steam-powered mechanical models on auction block – Boing Boing.

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“..This Is Everything You Need To Know About Understanding Art – In One Hilarious Video..”

“..this wise gentlemen uploaded a video explaining how to pretend you understand art – - so nobody will doubt your education..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> This Is Everything You Need To Know About Understanding Art In One Hilarious Video.

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“..First Photos Of Amazon’s Alleged 3-D Phone Leaked..”

“..If the photos are legit – - this much-anticipated gadget will sport not one – - not two – but six cameras – - that may be used to produce 3-D images..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> First Photos Of Amazon’s … Continue reading

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“..The top five corporate Twitter fails..”

“..we’ve rounded up some more corporate Twitter fails – – including #susanalbumparty..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The top five corporate Twitter fails | Technology | theguardian.com.

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“..The top 10 female nudes in art..”

“..From the ravishing Venus of Urbino – - past Ingres’s sensual Odalisque – - to the feminist riposte of the Guerrilla Girls – - the female nude has inspired – enraptured – - and enraged..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The … Continue reading

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“..Novelty songs: where did all the class acts go?..”

“..a short guide to the acts who nailed the art form..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Novelty songs: where did all the class acts go? | Music | theguardian.com.

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“..How Mad Men changed the way men dress..”

“..Jonathan Heaf describes how Don Draper helped a generation of ageing hipsters – - grow up gracefully..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> How Mad Men changed the way men dress | Fashion | The Guardian.

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“..Paul Casserly: Do ratings even matter?..”

“..Consider this. A staggering 376,000 kiwis tune in to redden their necks on ZB every week – - while a staggering 454,000 debase themselves with mindless tunes and tabloid sleaze on The Edge. Worst of all – some 315,000 slip … Continue reading

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“..Kickstarting Storium: turn writing into a multiplayer game..”

“..”This week – Storium launched its Kickstarter and reached funding ($25000) in the first day. Storium is a web-based online game that you play with friends. It works by turning writing into a multiplayer game.” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Kickstarting … Continue reading

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“..Letters of Note finally in print..”

“..This spectacular collection of more than 125 letters – - offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history — – the brightest and best – the most notorious – - and the endearingly everyday..” (cont..) go to … Continue reading

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“..Windows Phone 8.1 review: A magnificent smartphone platform..”

“..Windows Phone 8 was a disappointment. But the first major point version is a big surprise – - packing all the new features expected in its predecessor..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Windows Phone 8.1 review: A magnificent smartphone platform | … Continue reading

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