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The multiplexed metropolis

EVEN thieves, it seems, now have a smartphone app. Makkie Klauwe (it means something like “easy pickings” in Amsterdam slang) reveals the city’s best …

London School of Economics

11 Debut Novels We Love (pg. 1)

Spider-Man lore is one layer of this superbly suspenseful first novel about two loners, improbable lawbreakers, on a mission to Chicago. Read full …

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Bernal Isle Resort: A Modest Proposal for the Future of Bernal Heights

This week, the New York Times reports that scientists believe global warming could cause up to three feet of sea-level rise by the year 2100.<p>With sea levels rising, we must look forward… many, many, many years forward, to envision a future in which the oceans have risen 200 feet and reclaimed much …

How Today's Computers Weaken Our Brain

At 10 <i>P.M.</i> on September 22, 1912, Franz Kafka, then a twenty-nine-year-old lawyer, sat down at his typewriter in Prague and began to write. He wrote and wrote, and eight hours later he had finished “Das Urteil” (“The Judgment”).<p>Kafka wrote in his diary, “I was hardly able to pull my legs out from …

How to be Alexa Chung

Model and fashionista, Alexa Chung, took over a Vogue website for a day – and used it in a very focused fashion<p>Tue, Sep 10, 2013, 00:00 Updated: Mon, …

Alexa Chung

Bee declines: MPs attack government for opposing pesticide ban

MPs have criticised the government for refusing to accept the scientific evidence for a ban on pesticides linked to bee declines.<p>Three neonicotinoid pesticides cannot be used on crops attractive to bees from December, after a decision by the European Union to introduce a moratorium on them amid …

Four Delhi gang rape suspects convicted

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In Sicily, a Lesson of Altruism as Syrian Refugees Arrive

BARI, Italy—Located on the Mediterranean Sea the island of Sicily has become a destination for Syrians fleeing the war-torn nation by boat.<p>Refugees …

Obama’s Weasel Words on Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters yesterday that an “unbelievably small, limited” attack on Syria will prevent Assad from using chemical …

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Daniel Goldhagen’s Book Bag: Five on Prejudice

by Gordon W. Allport.<p>The classic about prejudice that was the gold standard when published and remains so today. A comprehensive survey of the issues …