Uroš Črnigoj

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An Interview With Hot Water Music's Chuck Ragan

We had a chat with Hot Water Music’s Chuck Ragan…<p>Wednesday, 9:45pm – A time where we’d normally be slobbing it out on our sofa, flicking through our …

Indie Music

Intensity of Illusion:a conversation with Barry Unsworth - Key West Literary Seminar

Barry Unsworth was born in 1930 in Durham, England. He is the author of fifteen published novels and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. …

Literature

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Time I

"Left Should Stop Equating Labour With Work" by Guy Standing

Guy StandingIt is intellectually excusable for those on the political right to want to restrict the meaning of work to labour, or income-earning …

Social Democrats

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

How Cambridge Analytica used your Facebook data to help the Donald Trump campaign in the 2016 election.<p><i>This article was originally published January 28, 2017.</i><p><i>Update: March 17, 2018:</i> <i>Facebook lawyer Paul Grewal announced in a blog post Friday that the company has suspended Strategic Communication</i> …

Cambridge Analytica

What You Need to Know about Joan Miró, Pioneer of Surrealism

Carl Van Vechten, <i>Portrait of Joan Miro, Barcelona</i>, 1935. Image via Wikimedia Commons.Woman before an Eclipse with Her Hair Disheveled by the Wind, …

Art

Interview: Denis D'Amour, Voivod

"As kids, we spent our childhood in the frozen wilderness of Upper Quebec," he recalls, "and we used to lie under the stars at night imagining aliens …

‘The wind makes Karst people stay in, and gives them character’: walker and author Nick Hunt

For the Stanford’s Travel Book of the Year nominee, the Bora wind influences every part of life on this wild plateau – straddling Italy and Slovenia – from the architecture to the inhabitants and their food<p><b>Trieste is the least Italian part of Italy – on a map it looks</b> <b>like it should belong to the</b> …

Literary Prizes

Vasily Grossman: Loser, Saint

There were two major acts in the life of Jewish-Russian writer Vasily Grossman, and in each he played a different role.<p>The first is bound up in the epochal events of the twentieth century: the battles of Stalingrad, Kursk, and Berlin; the genocides at Treblinka and Auschwitz. In the travel memoir …

The Last Word: George Clinton on Alien Encounters, Trump's Lack of Funk

The Parliament-Funkadelic legend also discusses the perils of LSD, the death of doo-wop and how to find great musicians<p>Parliament-Funkadelic founder …

Words and Music: Our 60 Favorite Music Books

There’s something especially daunting about preparing a feature on music books. There’s so much ground to cover in terms of time (a century-plus of recorded music), space (there’s writing on music from all over the world), sound (any genre is conceivably fair game), and format (biography, record …

Books

Richard Gere Has a Theory About Why Mainstream Hollywood Dumped Him

Not that he’s sweating it: “I’m not interested in playing the wizened Jedi in your tentpole.”<p>For two decades—between 1982’s <i>An Officer and a Gentleman</i> and 2002’s <i>Chicago</i>—<b>Richard Gere</b> was a hot box-office commodity, able to summon such crackling chemistry with <b>Julia Roberts</b> in <i>Pretty Woman</i> that …

Human Rights

Virtual Hep

Consumer Guide: <br>User's Guide <br>Grades 1990- <br>Grades 1969-89 <br>Expert Witness<p>Books: <br>Going Into the City <br>Consumer Guide: 90s <br>Grown Up All Wrong <br>Consumer …

25 Of The Most Under-Appreciated Albums In US Thrash History! - Page 2 of 25

Wargasm – Why Play Around (1988)<p>Source // img12.nnm.me<p>Fusing the sonic onslaught of all-out thrash with the melodic nous of the New Wave Of British …

Social Media Is Making Us Dumber. Here’s Exhibit A.

This week, a video surfaced of a Harvard professor, Steven Pinker, which appeared to show him lauding members of a racist movement. The clip, which was pulled from a November event at Harvard put on by Spiked magazine, showed Mr. Pinker referring to “the often highly literate, highly intelligent …

Social Media

Aziz Ansari and the Reductive Ways We Talk About Consent

After sexual misconduct allegations emerged against the actor, the Internet erupted in a debate over "mixed messages." But such arguments miss the larger question: Is it time to re-envision the way we conceive of consent?<p>On Saturday, sexual misconduct allegations emerged against <i>Master of None</i> …

Aziz Ansari

The Humiliation of Aziz Ansari

Allegations against the comedian are proof that women are angry, temporarily powerful—and very, very dangerous.<p>Sexual mores in the West have changed so rapidly over the past 100 years that by the time you reach 50, intimate accounts of commonplace sexual events of the young seem like science …

Aziz Ansari

The Importance of Having a Breakdown

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

The Evilness of Power (2008)

61 min The Staging Post follows two Afghan Hazara refugees, Muzafar and Khadim. Stuck in Indonesia after Australia 'stopped the boats' and facing …

Manhattan

The Other Tech Bubble

<b>In September,</b> I met with a prominent entrepreneur looking for positive press on his new project. Meetings like these are a common, usually formulaic, …

The collaboration curse

IN MODERN business, collaboration is next to godliness. Firms shove their staff into open-plan offices to encourage serendipitous encounters. …

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Yale psychologist John Bargh: ‘Politicians want us to be fearful. They’re manipulating us for their own interest'

Don’t make the mistake of thinking you have free will – a book by a US academic has analysed the unconscious, evolutionary instincts driving modern society and the results are a chilling indictment on how far we are yet to come<p>As the year’s end draws near, many of us look back and reflect on what …

Psychology

Google’s true origin partly lies in CIA and NSA research grants for mass surveillance

Two decades ago, the US intelligence community worked closely with Silicon Valley in an effort to track citizens in cyberspace. And Google is at the heart of that origin story. Some of the research that led to Google’s ambitious creation was funded and coordinated by a research group established by …

Fake news and botnets: how Russia weaponised the web

The digital attack that brought Estonia to a standstill 10 years ago was the first shot in a cyberwar that has been raging between Moscow and the west ever since<p>It began at exactly 10pm on 26 April, 2007, when a Russian-speaking mob began rioting in the streets of Tallinn, the capital city of …

Russia

Too Much Emotional Intelligence Is a Bad Thing

Recognizing when a friend or colleague feels sad, angry or surprised is key to getting along with others. But a new study suggests that a knack for …

Emotional Intelligence

Why Mental Health Disorders Emerge in Your Early 20s

Is the appearance of mental illness in young people a matter of environment or biology?<p>There's a reason the image of the floundering, scared, shaky post-teen struggling to enter adulthood is a cliché. Between moving out of your parent's home, going to college and getting a job, lack of sleep, …

Mental Health