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King David

David Carr believed that, through the constant and forceful application of principle, a young knucklehead could bring the heavens to their knees.<p><i>Things have been hard since I got let go from TIME. Me and Kenyatta have been scrambling to hold everything together. Relationship is good</i>—<i>we've been in</i> …

'We're in Disarray': An Interview With Spike Lee

The filmmaker discusses Ferguson, getting tenure at NYU, and the eclecticism of his new movie, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus<p>For virtually his entire career, Spike Lee has attracted almost as much attention for his polemics as his films. “I know I have a reputation,” Lee told then-CNN anchor Piers Morgan …

'We thought Dresden was invincible': 70 years after the destruction of a city

13 February 1945 began as an ordinary day for 12-year-old Eberhard Renner.<p>He walked from his house in Canaletto Street to the Neustadt district of Dresden eager to buy some new equipment for his chemistry set.<p>“It was the carnival season and I remember seeing children on the streets dressed up and …

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Rudy Giuliani Goes Balls-Out Racist On Meet The Press

The former Mayor of America dropped the pretense that white police are protecting and serving black communities.<p>1.4K<p>SHARES<p>The decision by Governor …

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The Return Of "I'm Mitt Romney, Bitches"

It has been a while since I have donned my speechwriter's hat, which is a lovely fedora with a green feather in the band, to offer my help as crafter of winning narratives to Willard Romney, presidential place horse and <i>capo di tutti dweebi</i>. During the last campaign, I dropped in from time to time, …

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The Social Construction of Race

Two more posts on the topic that are worth reading<p>Here are two more posts worth checking out. One is from Razib Khan, on the biological basis of race. The other is a follow-up from Andrew which engages (with much sincerity and seriousness) with the commenters here.<p>From Razib:<p>Ta-Nehisi has used an …

Zanesville Times Recorder

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Five Manifestos for the Creative Life

Some days everyone needs a little extra encouragement. The words or lines or colors don’t want to come, or worse, we don’t even want to sit down to create. That’s when we turn to these inspiring manifestos, any one of which is guaranteed to give our uncooperative creativity a sharp kick in the …

Why High Schools Should Treat Computer Programming Like Algebra

And 5 other cool ideas from The Atlantic's Technologies In Education Forum.<p>The tech industry is officially out to remodel your kid's classroom -- and it feels like there's a good chance that it's going to succeed. After years of more or less resisting the pull of the web, both college and K-12 seem …

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Book your seat at a theatre club

Theatre is a communal activity, and sometimes the best fun in seeing a show is chatting about it afterwards in the bar or on the journey home. But …

Fail Safe: Debbie Millman’s Advice on Courage and the Creative Life

The seasonal trope of the commencement address is upon us as wisdom on life is being dispensed from graduation podiums around the world. After Greil Marcus’s meditation on the essence of art and Neil Gaiman’s counsel on the creative life, here comes a heartening speech by artist, strategist, and …

How to Make the U.S. a Better Place for Caregivers

An inventory of strategies that could improve the situation of America's working parents, from the beginning of their children's lives to their end of their own<p>Flickr / jencu<p>Breadwinning makes no sense without caregiving. Someone must transform income into the food, shelter, clothing, nurture, …

The Grandiloquent Gatsby

It's not that Gatsby can't be filmed. It's that it can't be filmed by this Hollywood.<p>Here on the homefront, Chris Orr takes on Baz Luhrmann's <i>The Great Gatsby</i>:<p>His colors are as bright as those in a detergent commercial; his musical choices as intrusive as the exit cues on an awards show. The camera …

Angelina Jolie Is Still a Woman

It's a big deal that the icon of modern femininity is talking about her double mastectomy.<p>"If I don't have breasts or a uterus anymore, am I still a woman?"<p>That's the question a character in <i>Erin Brockovich</i> asks as she recovers from a double mastectomy and hysterectomy. The answer, delivered by …

Cormac McCarthy's The Road May Have the Scariest Passage in All of Literature

Benjamin Percy, author of Red Moon, makes the case.<p>Doug McLean<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b><p>Masters of the horror genre know that monsters are scariest <i>before</i> they're seen.<p>This is why the makers of <i>Jaws</i>, according to co-writer …

How to Walk Away

The psychology of lost causes<p>Phineas H/Flickr<p>Most of us know what it's like to stay in a job or a relationship after it's stopped being satisfying, or to take on a project that's too big and be reluctant to admit it. CEOs have been known to allocate manpower and money to projects long after it …

Support for Same-Sex Marriage Has Doubled Since 1996

53 percent of U.S. adults now favor marriage equality.<p>In Gallup poll data out yesterday, 1,535 U.S. adults answered the question, "Do you think marriages between same-sex couples should or should not be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriage?" 53 percent …

Suicide Is Leading Cause Of Gun Deaths, But Largely Absent In Debate On Gun Violence

WASHINGTON -- When faith leaders sat down with Vice President Joe Biden last week to talk about the next steps in advancing gun control legislation, they discussed the usual issues like background checks and gun trafficking. But one aspect of gun violence came up that united the group in a deeper …

How Color-Coded Notes Make You A More Efficient Thinker

One problem with notes is that you never go back and read them. Coloring your notes to indicate people, actions, and to-dos can help.<p>It’s a tall order to take physical notes on actual paper with a real pen. Most people I know don’t do it, despite the clear benefits. It’s more stuff to lug around, …