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“..7 Trilogies That Are As Good As ‘Lord Of The Rings’..”

“..Peter Jackson took The Hobbit – - (which would have made a fine two and a half – possibly three hour movie) – - and created a cinematic trilogy padded with action scenes destined to become amusement park theme rides..” … Continue reading

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“..Playboy’s Shockingly Astute Guide to How to Avoid Harassing Women on the Street..”

“..Wait – what? Playboy? Feminist-y?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Playboy’s Shockingly Astute Guide to How to Avoid Harassing Women on the Street | Alternet.

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“..The 6 Strangest Libertarian Ideas..”

“..We must challenge libertarians – - on the extreme nature of their ideology..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The 6 Strangest Libertarian Ideas | Alternet.

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“..Robert Frank: the beauty and horror of 1950s America – in pictures..”

“..Master photographer Robert Frank uncovered the extraordinary in everyday life – - on his travels around the US in the 1950s..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Robert Frank: the beauty and horror of 1950s America – in pictures | Artanddesign | … Continue reading

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“..Inside the Lego factory in Billund – Denmark – in pictures..”

“..see how the Danish company produces the enduring plastic building blocks..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Inside the Lego factory in Billund, Denmark – in pictures | Lifeandstyle | The Guardian.

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“..Dynamo: ‘Magic makes you feel like a kid again’..”

“..We watch bamboozled with the locals in Mumbai – - as the Bradford conjuror takes Magician Impossible on the road – - and hear how he’s abandoning TV magic – - for something more ‘interactive’..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Dynamo: … Continue reading

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“..How Amy Winehouse made ‘To Know Him is to Love Him’ her own..”

“..When Amy Winehouse sang it in 2006 – her music curled around Spector’s – his curled around her – - until she found her way back to the beginning of his career – - and redeemed it..” (cont..) go to … Continue reading

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“..Nigel Latta: Ten things I’ve learned..”

“..As his hard-hitting TV series about New Zealand’s biggest challenges draws to a close – - Nigel Latta reflects on what he knows now..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Nigel Latta: Ten things I’ve learned – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..Extreme close-ups of bug eyes transform them into psychedelic wonderlands..”

“..incredible macro photography..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Extreme close-ups of bug eyes transform them into psychedelic wonderlands – Boing Boing.

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“..Genius cut-paper sculpture..”

“..She uses acid-free paper and glue – - and nothing more..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Genius cut-paper sculpture by Elsa Mora – Boing Boing.

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“..trippy GIFs..”

“..graceful and immersive worlds – - within the limitations of the animated GIF..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The trippy GIFs of Zolloc – Boing Boing.

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“..Here’s the trailer for ‘Rosewater’ – Jon Stewart’s directorial debut..”

“..Gael García Bernal stars as London-based journalist Maziar Bahari – - whose week-long trip to report on the Iranian elections turned into a 118-day stay – - during which he was interrogated – tortured – – and accused of being … Continue reading

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“..Fox News is tearing us apart: Race baiting and divisiveness hits disgusting new low..”

“..Night after night – Fox News doubles down on hate. Whether George Zimmerman – Bundy – or Ferguson – - it just gets worse..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Fox News is tearing us apart: Race baiting and divisiveness hits disgusting … Continue reading

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“..The Evolution of Diet..”

“..A look at how our diets have evolved from the Stone Age – - and what our modern menus are doing to us..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Evolution of Diet – National Geographic.

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“..The Glue…”

“..Inside the creative genius of one of Saturday Night Live’s most import cast members – - the late Phil Hartman..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Glue «.

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“..When algorithms rule our news – should we be worried or relieved?..”

“..Facebook and Google use systems to curate what appears on our screens – – but sociologists call this ‘algorithmic censorship’..” (cont..) go to source/story>> When algorithms rule our news, should we be worried or relieved? | Technology | The Guardian.

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“..Brewing better beer than the pros..”

“..In the 70s it was all about making cheap beer and saving money. But Britain’s new wave of homebrewing aficionados are giving professional breweries a run for their money..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Brewing better beer than the pros | … Continue reading

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“..Leaders’ debate: Cunliffe the majority winner..”

“..commentators deliver their verdicts on who won the first leaders’ debate between Prime Minister John Key – - and Labour leader David Cunliffe..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Leaders’ debate: Cunliffe the majority winner – Election 2014 – NZ Herald News.

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“..Leaders’ debate: Dirty Politics drowned out..”

“..Mr Cunliffe went into last night’s debate on the back of two dispiriting poll results – which showed support for his party slipping – - but gave a confident performance against an initially nervous looking Mr Key..” (cont..) go to … Continue reading

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“..John Key is rattled..”

“..That much was clear in last night’s televised leaders debate – the first head-to-head clash of the campaign. As the debate got under way Labour leader David Cunliffe was composed – on top of the issues after a lacklustre campaign … Continue reading

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the key/cunnliffe debate..

“..Key was put on the ropes about reports a Judith Collins loyalist approached NZ First leader Winston Peters – - about working with her..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Debate turns slug-fest – politics – national | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Tony Jordan: ‘I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times – then I found a kindred spirit’..”

“..The man behind ‘EastEnders’ and ‘Life on Mars’ was convinced that as writers – - he and Dickens had absolutely nothing in common. How very wrong he was…” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Tony Jordan: ‘I turned down the chance to … Continue reading

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“..Report finds English children among the unhappiest in world..”

“..English children are among the most unhappy in the western world – - according to a new report published today..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Report finds English children among the unhappiest in world – Health News – Health & Families … Continue reading

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“..Berlin named most family-friendly city in Europe..”

“..The German capital boasts low pollution and crime levels – - and a large number of museums – galleries – and theatres..” (cont..) (ed:..my half-german son has spent time in berlin..while visiting rellos over there.. ..he tells me it is … Continue reading

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“..Author Insults That Actually Raise Insults To An Art Form..”

“..When these wordsmiths turn their talents to literary burns – - the results can be truly lyrical..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Amazing Author Insults That Actually Raise Insults To An Art Form.

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“..Megyn Kelly Schools Bill O’Reilly About White Privilege – No – Really..!..) (video..)

“..Kelly – well-known as White Santa’s most famous advocate – - was actually reeling off statistics about everything from poverty to police harassment..” (cont..) (ed:..this from kelly is quite a surprise.. ..a local equivalent wd be hosking coming out arguing … Continue reading

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“..The 10 Best (and Worst) Drug Scenes in Movie History..”

“..These druggy depictions — rated for realism — – will stay with you forever..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The 10 Best (and Worst) Drug Scenes in Movie History | Alternet.

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“..A Fairytale Kingdom and Beloved Dragon – Explain the Failure of the War on Drugs..” (animation..)

“..War on Drugo was released by the Global Commission on Drug Policy (GCDP) – - and is a direct analogy to the current war on drugs..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> A Fairytale Kingdom and Beloved Dragon Explain the Failure of … Continue reading

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“..11 Signs You’re With The Person You Should Marry..”

“..This checklist of positive signs will help you evaluate in a realistic manner..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 11 Signs You’re With The Person You Should Marry | Alternet.

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“..Kate Bush back on stage after 35 years – in pictures..”

“..Singer kicks off 22-show run at the Hammersmith Apollo in west London..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Kate Bush back on stage after 35 years – in pictures | Music | The Guardian.

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“..Rainbow world: the most colourful places on Earth – in pictures..”

“..The world is full of landscapes that are so surreal – and so intensely coloured – - that it’s hard to believe they really exist. Take a look at some of the strangest and most vibrant views in the world … Continue reading

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“..Jeff Buckley: ‘Either cursed – or the luckiest man alive’..”

“..Twenty years ago – Ted Kessler interviewed Jeff Buckley for the NME – - as his seminal debut Grace was released. Three years later – Buckley would drown in Memphis..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Jeff Buckley: ‘Either cursed, or the … Continue reading

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“..LG G3 review: the best phablet to date..”

“..Balancing size with power – with laser autofocus for quick snaps – - LG’s G3 makes large-screened phones usable..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> LG G3 review: the best phablet to date | Technology | The Guardian.

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lightbox-review..

“..Lightbox gets the two most important things right: – an excellent interface and a great selection of shows. If they continue feeding quality content – and get enough people to sign up – - this could be a game-changer for … Continue reading

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“..Book Review: Men Explain Things to Me..”

“..seven essays lead us through what it means when half of the world’s population is silenced..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Book Review: Men Explain Things to Me.

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“..Bob Dylan – the Hurricane (1975 – live)

(enjoy..!..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Bob Dylan, the Hurricane (1975, live) – Boing Boing.

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“..Tiny Homes on the Move – nomadic houses that offer an adventurous yet simpler way of life..”

“..90 nomadic homes made from trailers – school buses – vans – trucks – boats – – and even a tricycle..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Tiny Homes on the Move – nomadic houses that offer an adventurous yet simpler way … Continue reading

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“..Jonathan Franzen interviews Daniel Kehlmann: ‘Germans and humor: It’s a complex problem! – Detecting humor is not our strong side..”

“..Jonathan Franzen talks with Daniel Kehlmann – - whose new novel ‘F’ is deeply philosophical – - and very very funny..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Jonathan Franzen interviews Daniel Kehlmann: “Germans and humor: It’s a complex problem! Detecting humor is … Continue reading

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“..Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling..”

“..An independent Scotland’s future currency – - and its reliance on oil revenue – - dominated the second televised debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising … Continue reading

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“..11 Quotes To Remember Jorge Luis Borges On His Birthday..”

“..One of the most unique literary figures of the twentieth century – - Jorge Luis Borges was born in Buenos Aires – Argentina – on this day in 1899. As a master craftsman of the short story – Borges penned … Continue reading

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