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Inside the Lives of Two Young North Korean Defectors

Thousands of North Korean refugees live in South Korea<p>Kim Kyoung-ok still remembers chasing after the flyer balloons, alien care packages raining from the sky filled with Korean noodles and letters from children like her. She did not know yet that there could be a better life than the one she was …

Asia

The Dirtiest Parts of ‘Naked Lunch,’ for Your Record Collection

Near the end of his life, William S. Burroughs was recorded reading some of the most shocking sections of “Naked Lunch,” his 1959 fever dream of a novel, which follows the descent of a drug addict into the underworld, for a release that paired the passages with experimental music.<p>The world may not …

Entertainment

What's Olafur Eliasson got planned for Versailles? | Art | Agenda

The palace and gardens of Versailles was always meant to be more than a simple royal residence. As we explain in The Gardener’s Garden, these huge, …

"I Am Not Your Experiment" - Thousands Around The World Protest GMO Giant Monsanto

A little over a year ago, GMO giant Monsanto was furious at the World Health Organization for linking glypshophate, the chief ingredient in weed …

Monsanto

These Photo Fails Are Actually Perfect

"When everything is on autocorrect, there are no surprises on the journey, there's no leverage for a chance misadventure"<p>Erik Kessels lives a fairly unorthodox life. The founder of the 25-year-old advertising firm KesselsKramer, he works alongside 30 other creatives in a repurposed church in …

New York City

Apple deems Palestinian dev's game "not appropriate" for the App Store

Apple has asked a Palestinian developer to remove his game from the App Store's "Games" category on the basis of its political content.<p>Rasheed …

App Store

How The Deep State's Cronies Steal From You

<b>High on the Hog</b><p>Much of The Deep State's growth is recorded in the pages of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). <b>This tracks all the laws laid down</b> …

Foxes

UN Plots War On Free Speech To Stop "Extremism" Online

The United Nations Security Council wants <b>a global “framework” for censoring the Internet,</b> as well as for using government propaganda <b>to “counter” what</b> …

Extremism

Deutsche Bank Investigates How "Improper" Private Trades Made Six Employees $37 Million

Deutsche Bank is investigating a series of trades that may have improperly generated millions of dollars in <b>personal profits for a handful of current</b> …

Deutsche Bank

Meet AnBot: China's Tireless, Unquestioning, Taser-Wielding "Robocop"

<b>China is developing a robotic security officer that can sniff out bombs, grab suspects with a mechanical clamp and deliver a jolt of electricity to</b> …

Robots

CENTRAL BANKS HACKED, BUT WHAT AREN'T THEY SAYING?

Many readers sent various versions of the first article here, which formes the backdrop for the <i>second</i> article, and today's high octane speculations. …

The Shift To A Cashless Society Is Snowballing

<b>Love it or hate it, cash is playing an increasingly less important role in society.</b><p>In some ways this is great news for consumers. The rise of mobile …

Financial Technology

Little Known Lawsuit Exposes Yet Another Major Cyberheist In 'Secure' Global Payments System

A few months ago, we reported the incredible story of how hackers stole $100 million from Bangladesh Central Bank by way of the New York Federal …

Lawsuits

Tear Gas, Bullets Fired As Anti-Government Protesters Storm Baghdad Green Zone, Enter PM's Office

The situation in Iraq had already become very dangerous, as we reported in earlier in the month, after the Iraq PM ordered arrests in order to …

Green Zone

Protests, Strikes, Disruption: A New Operational Reality In Brazil

By Thomaz Favaro and Laura Coelho<p>São Paulo – Images of street protests in major cities across Brazil bring to mind the same Latin intensity of a packed stadium during a World Cup final. Ironically, this represents a change in behavior: while Brazilians have traditionally shied away from large-scale …

Dilma Rousseff

US intelligence: Foreign hackers spying on campaigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States sees evidence that hackers, possibly working for foreign governments, are snooping on the presidential candidates, the nation's intelligence chief said Wednesday. Government officials are working with the campaigns to tighten security as the race for the White …

Elections

The Delusion Of Democracy & Central Planners' "Fatal Deceit"

<b>Don’t Plan on Living in St. Petersburg…</b><p>When we left you last week, we were describing <b>why neither democracy nor planning works on a large scale</b>. …

Democracy

Welcome To 1984

<b>The artifice of corporate totalitarianism has been exposed.</b> The citizens, disgusted by the lies and manipulation, have turned on the political …

Political History

"There's A Crisis Coming" US Officials Increasingly Concerned At Venezuelan Meltdown

As Venezuela gives the world a first hand look at how socialism ends, the U.S. is growing more and more concerned about how everything is going to …

South America

Who Rules The World? Part 1

<i>[This piece, the first of two parts, is excerpted from Noam Chomsky’s new book, Who Rules the World? (Metropolitan Books).]</i><p><b>When we ask “Who rules the</b> …

Terrorism

Man meticulously documents affair with his secretary 1969-1970: Here are his records

The story would be dull—clichéd even—without the voyeuristic thrill that comes with the <i>intimate</i> details: a married German businessman and his married …

Into the Forest (part 1) | Conscientious Photography Magazine

Robert Frank gave us his vision of the United States with <i>The Americans</i>. Before, Walker Evans had done the same (<i>American Photographs</i>). William …

Photography

Clavarino's Castle and the Essential Paranoia of The Grid

The Castle by Federico Clavarino is a smart book that is a visual overview of the state of play in contemporary Europe that is told with layers of …

AI-AP | Pro Photo Daily » Books: Revisiting Robert Adams's "New West"

In 1974, Robert Adams changed how we think of landscapes.<p>That year, he brought out his book <i>The New West</i>, which renounced the mythology of the …

Nature Photography

Desigual celebretas the World Art Day 2015 with Alexa Meade

Staring at these illusions will make everything around you MELT

• DO NOT watch if you suffer from epilepsy or are sensitive to flashing lights<br>• Watch videos in full screen mode for 30 seconds while focusing on …

Optical Illusions

Why Are We So Bad At Solving Problems?

I am not very optimistic about the fate of mankind as it is, and that has a lot to do with what I cite here, that <b>while our problems tend to evolve in</b> …

Population

Snowden interview: Why the media isn't doing its job

Image by CJR<p><b>The Tow Center</b> <i>for Digital Journalism’s Emily Bell spoke to Edward Snowden over a secure channel about his experiences working with</i> …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Corruption and Cronies: A Popular Revolt Worldwide and a Tectonic Shift in the Making | Monty Guild

Around the world, a change that has been slowly gathering momentum seems to be accelerating: everywhere we look, we see the public revelation of …

Corruption

Raw Venezuela: Looter Burned Alive, While "Streets Filled With People Killing Animals For Food"

<b>The situation in Venezuela is reaching all out chaos,</b> as crippling socialist policies have resulted in a devastating power and food shortage, as well …

Nicolás Maduro