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How George Orwell Predicted the Challenge of Writing Today

<i>The following is adapted from a lecture delivered in Barcelona at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona on June 6, 2018, in honor of Orwell Day.</i><p>Some essays are letters into the future. “The Prevention of Literature” is one such essay, and today I’d like to respond to it from 2018.<p>Orwell …

The people making money from Fortnite

<b>Video game Fortnite has attracted millions of fans worldwide, including Canadian musician Drake and England footballer Dele Alli.</b><p>Free to play, it involves 100 players in a battle royale situation, where combatants fight until one person is left standing.<p>The last figures released showed 45 million …

Senators express concern over Trump's decision to scrap top cyber post

A bipartisan pair of senators wrote to President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand urges opposition to Kavanaugh: Fight for abortion rights 'is now or …

Ineffective Treatment Often Prescribed For Lower Back Pain, Report Says

Chances are, you — or someone you know — has suffered from lower back pain.<p>It can be debilitating. It's a leading cause of disability globally.<p>And the number of people with the often-chronic condition is likely to increase.<p>This warning comes via a series of articles published in the medical journal</i> …

Pain

A New Course for Economic Liberalism

GENEVA – Since the Agrarian Revolution, technological progress has always fueled opposing forces of diffusion and concentration. Diffusion occurs as …

Disciplining a Disrespectful Child Doesn't Work, But This Does

At the park one day, I watched a mom get angry at her children. Her toddler handed her a cheese stick and said, “Eat.” Mom unwrapped it. All hell …

Why Are Drug Prices So High? We’re Curious, Too

This much is clear: The public is angry about the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs. Surveys have shown that high drug prices rank near the top of consumers’ health care concerns, and politicians in both parties — including President Trump — have vowed to do something about it.<p>What’s not as …

How We Know The So-Called “Civil War” Was Not Over Slavery

How We Know The So-Called “Civil War” Was Not Over SlaveryPaul Craig RobertsWhen I read Professor Thomas DiLorenzo’s article ( …

Bannon Firing Proves Trump is Winging It

In the wake of Stephen Bannon’s firing, it has become almost inconceivable that President Trump can avoid a one-term fate. This isn’t because he …

The Rise and Fall of Steve Bannon

In March, I went to the White House to visit Steve Bannon, who today was fired by President Trump. After Bannon showed off his office and his famous whiteboard, we sat down at a wooden conference table in the large corner office of Reince Priebus, who was then the White House chief of staff. …

Two-year-olds should learn to code, says computing pioneer

Early start would encourage women to become programmers and reduce gender stereotyping, argues Stephanie Shirley<p>Children as young as two should be introduced to the basics of coding, according to one of Britain’s most eminent computing pioneers.<p>Dame Stephanie Shirley, whose company was one of the …

Stereotypes

Trump's support is cratering — and that leaves him open to a primary challenger in 2020

With 15 months to go before the mid-terms, the White House still has time to recover, but it is not too soon for Trump's political advisors — if they can pull themselves away from their backstabbing and infighting— to ask a painful question: how vulnerable is Trump to being "primaried"?<p>No sitting …

Julian Assange, a Man Without a Country

From his tiny sanctum in London, the founder of WikiLeaks has interfered with the world’s most powerful institutions.<p>I.<p>The Ecuadorian Embassy in London is situated at the end of a wide brick lane, next to the Harrods department store, in Knightsbridge. Sometimes plainclothes police officers, or …

The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

120. Anita Baker<i><br>Rapture</i> <b>(Elektra, 1986)</b><p>To put it succinctly, Anita Baker's third album, <i>Rapture,</i> is akin to good home cooking. In fact, my earliest memories of this album include it being used as a soundtrack to my mom's kitchen escapades. The luscious tone of Baker's voice truly feels like soul food …

The Book That Predicted Trump’s Rise Offers the Left a Roadmap for Defeating Him

Twenty years ago, Richard Rorty warned that “a spectatorial, disgusted, mocking Left” would give rise to a populist demagogue. Is it ready now to take his advice?<p>Twenty years ago, in a series of lectures on the history of American civilization, the philosopher Richard Rorty offered a prediction. …

Political Science

Monsanto battle: California to add glyphosate to its cancer-causing chemicals list

The state of California has moved ahead in its ongoing legal battle with agribusiness giant Monsanto, announcing it is putting glyphosate, a key …

Meet the chef who’s debunking detox, diets and wellness

Anthony Warner – alias blogger turned author the Angry Chef – is on a mission to confront the ‘alternative facts’ surrounding nutritional fads and myths<p>A few minutes into my encounter with the Angry Chef, I begin to wonder if his moniker might be ironic, like the big guy whose friends call him …

"O que Moro fez com Dona Marisa é indescritível", disse o embaixador Pinheiro Guimarães

O jornal argentino <i>Página 12</i> traz em sua edição desta quarta-feira (15) uma entrevista com o embaixador Pinheiro Guimarães. Ele participou da missa do …

Alpine ski resorts plagued by lack of snow

A lack of snow in the European Alps has become a common theme in recent years because of climate change.<p>But the current shortage of "the white stuff" owes its origins to something rooted in day-to-day meteorology rather than long-term climatology, namely an anticyclone.<p>This area of high pressure …

Clientes do Bradesco têm dificuldade de acesso via celular e internet

Princípios Editoriais<p>Vídeos<br>• Jornal<p>2<p>Problema ocorre perto do quinto dia útil do mês; serviço voltou a ser normalizado no fim da tarde<p>Valor …

Texto de Juíza que desnuda os mitos da 'meritocracia' viraliza nas redes sociais

Redação Pragmatismo Editor(a)<p>Juíza usa sua própria história para desmascarar as falácias da tão propalada meritocracia. Entre os pontos abordados, …

Books to give you hope: The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa

This almost-autobiographical story tells of the ‘sombre majesty of splendours no one knows’ in the very private life of its hero – and offers consoling hymns to modest dreams<p>In The Book of Disquiet, Bernardo Soares, an assistant bookkeeper in a Lisbon fabrics firm, records impressions he doesn’t …

Rock stars go to war with YouTube at their peril | Eamonn Forde

More than 1,000 musicians have written to the European commission to demand it clips the wings of YouTube<p>Nothing in the music industry happens in a vacuum. Last month, notoriously bellicose artist manager Irving Azoff marshalled the support of 180 musicians to lobby policymakers in Washington to …

Music Industry

Stevie Nicks: A Rock Goddess Looks Back

Stevie Nicks got to sleep at home last night for once, her skinny, half-blind, half-hairless 16-year-old dog, Sulamith, snuggling at her feet, in a …