Eli Stephan Mendelek

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Like Cambridge Analytica, India's political parties mined voters' psychographic data

The Cambridge Analytica controversy is unlikely to die down soon as it touches a series of important democratic nerves. First, it concerns our ability to freely exercise our civic rights and duties. The fear of manipulation through data casts a cloud of suspicion over the sanctity of elections, …

Cambridge Analytica

Download These Free Apps to Watch Free Streaming Movies on the Go

9 Free Apps for Watching Streaming Movies<p>Access Free Streaming Movies With These Apps<p>Updated July 02, 2018<p>This list of free movie apps will put …

500-year-old secrets of boxwood miniatures unlocked - CNN Style

Written by Allyssia Alleyne, CNN<p>After hundreds of years, experts have solved one of the art world's great mysteries.<p>Since the early 1500s, miniature boxwood carvings have confounded viewers with their depictions of heaven, hell and life on Earth, sculpted in minute detail.<p>Coveted by the wealthiest …

Euan Ferguson: best television of 2016

From Victoria to Happy Valley, there was almost too much good drama to choose from, with comedies such as Fleabag and Mum providing equally rich pickings<p>What do you want first: the good news or the good news? The first is that this was a storming year for television, on both sides of the Atlantic …

Ten ways in which Shakespeare changed the world

This week marks 400 years since the death of our national poet. And yet his characters, the worlds he created, the thoughts he expressed – some raw, fashioned in fire, some exquisite and turned in silk – are for all people and all time<p>Back in 2012, the British Library displayed a rare book that …

The Conflicted Early Feminism of Louisa Catherine Adams

Louisa Catherine Adams’s thoughts about gender remained fraught as she tried to work through them. In her view, men and women were equal but …

Literature

Chloé Esposito 'bad twin' trilogy bags over £2m at London book fair

Thriller series Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know sets publishing showcase buzzing, but there’s cash left for a novel from Bake Off’s Nadiya Hussain, a Little Prince sequel and a pride of literary lions<p>West London has been filled in the past week with publishers offering first hints about new books …

Here's Why Writing Down Your Goals Really Does Work

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

Procrastination

A Watchfulness Routine for Writing

In her renowned book <i>The Death and Life of Great American Cities</i>, urban activist and researcher Jane Jacobs wrote that safe and successful cities must …

19 of literature’s best first lines

I recently reorganized my books.<p>As I took the titles off the shelves, dusted and reordered them, I was struck by how much I had loved reading them. …

Literature

Eudora Welty's Rules for Writing

The Pulitzer-winning Southern writer, a master of the short story, would have been 107 years old today. Welty was the author of nearly 20 books, a skilled photographer, and an avid gardener. <i>Humanities</i> magazine has a compelling sketch of her work:<p>APHer three avocations—gardening, current events, and …