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Independent Australia. AFEW - Atlas for the End? The Theatrum Lauded for its unprecedented rigor and organization, Abraham Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Epitome of the Theater of the World), the world's first modern atlas, was published in 1570 in Antwerp and quickly became a best seller. Giving Europeans a definitive shape to an otherwise anecdotal and imaginary new world, the Theatrum drew its power and authority from mapping's implicit association with accuracy and objectivity, in a word, truth. But as history attests, maps are notorious liars. In any event, the Theatrum's frontispiece gives the game away. Five female figures make up the scene: civilized Christian Europa sits atop, Africa and Asia seductively decorate the flanks, and the naked Americas is reclining in relative darkness below, holding the cannibal's trophy, a decapitated head.

A bust of a 5th figure representing ('virgin') lands not yet discovered is to Americas' right. The Civitates And one needs to appreciate the scale of this imminent urban growth. Nature? LION Publishers: Local Independent Online News. Where the Left Went Wrong—and How It Can Win Again - The Atlantic. Twenty years ago, in a series of lectures on the history of American civilization, the philosopher Richard Rorty offered a prediction. His words languished in relative obscurity until the unexpected rise of Donald Trump made them seem prescient. Labor unions and unskilled workers will sooner or later realize that “their government is not even trying to prevent wages from sinking or to prevent jobs from being exported,” he posited.

And they will further realize that “suburban white-collar workers, themselves desperately afraid of being downsized, are not going to let themselves be taxed to provide social benefits for anyone else.” At that point, “something will crack,” he warned. That passage, considered from the vantage of November 9, 2016, caused a spike of interest in Achieving Our Country, the compilation of Rorty’s lectures. What is wrong with its current incarnation? Yet framing the public debate in that manner plays to the strengths of the political right. It is too abstract: Yevgeny Dzhugashvili, Stalin's grandson – obituary. Washington Times - Politics, Breaking News, US and World News. The Baffler—The Journal That Blunts the Cutting Edge. AHCJ. Latest News, Today's Paper and Daily ePaper – The Nation. In These Times. Best of Antiques, Vintage, Collecting.

Women & Girls — News coverage and community engagement focused on women and. The free encyclopedia. Newsletter Archives | OpEdNews. TOP LIFE NEWS: Chomsky on Reading in the Digital Ageby Ron Madden Was Ernest Chausson's Death in 1899 an Accident or a Suicide? Let His Poeme for Violin and Orchestra "Enter Your Heart"by Stephen Fox The 99% Citizen Memorialby Mark Biskeborn Create Your Reality: Practical Tipsby Joan Brunwasser Happy birthday to me, Dylan and JFKby Bob Gaydos Trump, turmeric and Taoismby Bob Gaydos Jean Sibelius, Symphony No. 4, The Finnish Symphony about Existentialism and Psychoanalysisby Stephen Fox Troubling War Reports: "Do you see what I see? "by Gary Lindorff Sorry, You're Not Invitedby Edward Curtin This is what it takes to stand up: the essence of courageby New Internationalist Still Revolutionary!

What We’re Reading » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism. We keep an eye out for the most interesting stories about Labby subjects: digital media, startups, the web, journalism, strategy, and more. Here’s some of what we’ve seen lately. May 31, 2017 “Data GIF Maker, launched on 25 May, is a free online tool that can be used to create visual representations comparing data on two different subjects, for example. / Madalina Ciobanu / May 31 “People watched, read, listened, streamed and posted more media than ever in 2016, but that consumption plateaued this year,” according to research firm Zenith “If we tell them…’This is Alissa Rubin. “We’re saying, let’s figure this out now and bridge the gap for people interested in using the technology, and when people have headsets, we’ll see more adoption and we’ll already have our legs under us Digiday / Lucia Moses / May 31 Stratechery by Ben Thompson / Ben Thompson / May 31 “In some of our smaller areas we see social platforms as an effective way to stay connected to our readers.

May 30, 2017. PsyPost - Psychology news, neuroscience news, and more. BGR – Tech and entertainment news, reviews, opinions and insights. Pulitzer Center | International Journalism Grants & Education Outreach. PBS: Public Broadcasting Service. PBS: FRONTLINE Videos. Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS: You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later. But first, we need you to sign-in to PBS using one of the services below. You’ll be able to manage videos in your Watchlist, keep track of your favorite shows, watch PBS in high definition, and much more! You've just tried to select this program as one of your favorites. But first, we need you to sign-in to PBS using one of the services below. To get you watching PBS in high definition we need you to sign-in to PBS using one of the services below.

You'll be able to manage videos in your Watchlist, keep track of your favorite shows, watch PBS in high definition, and much more! Don’t have a PBS Account? Creating an account is free and gets you: Access to High-Definition streamingA personal area on the site where you can access: Favorite ShowsWatchlistViewing HistoryEarly access to exciting new features. Donald Trump's 36-year-old son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is now in charge of a long list of critical issues — Quartz. Recently, I picked up a few pounds of mussels at the grocery store on a whim. On Sunday night, my husband and I hovered over a large pot, peering down at the shiny shells in a broth of white wine, garlic, parsley, and butter.

I made a salad with a simple vinaigrette and sliced a loaf of good bread. It took us only 20 minutes to get dinner on the table, and the shellfish had clocked in at just $3 a pound. Sopping up the garlicky, buttery sauce with crusts of our bread, my husband proposed, “From now on, let’s have mussels every Sunday.” Challenge accepted. It’s not an exaggeration to call mussels a culinary miracle. The reason that mussels are so sustainable has everything to do with how they grow. That said, farmed mussels do get a better rating on the highly respected Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch than wild mussels. Mussel farms are also very simple to set up, and because mussels consume toxins and bacteria along with plankton, aquaculture practitioners farm in very clean water. El Chapo Speaks. Disclosure: Some names have had to be changed, locations not named, and an understanding was brokered with the subject that this piece would be submitted for the subject’s approval before publication.

The subject did not ask for any changes. “The laws of conscience, which we pretend to be derived from nature, proceed from custom.” —Montaigne It’s September 28th, 2015. Espinoza and I have traveled many roads together, but none as unpredictable as the one we are now approaching. Popular on Rolling Stone Matt Taibbi Visits a Massive Bernie Sanders Event Before Super Tuesday | Useful Idiots Is the world’s biggest political road show enough to win an election? Volume 0% Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcuts Play/PauseSPACE Increase Volume↑ Decrease Volume↓ Seek Forward→ Seek Backward← Captions On/Offc Fullscreen/Exit Fullscreenf Mute/Unmutem Seek %0-9 Jeff Goldblum Goes Birdwatching | Birding With Charles Flash frame: Why is this a paradox? They call him El Chapo. Why? El Chapo? Northern Territory Elections.

(Update 17 September - the redistribution has now been finalised and details of the new boundaries can be found in this updated post.) This morning the Northern Territory Redistribution Committee released its draft electoral boundaries for the NT Legislative Assembly. Once finalised, the new boundaries will apply for the next NT election due for August 2016. The public are now invited to comment on the draft boundaries. After considering the comments, final boundaries will be released later this year. Details of the boundaries and how to make a submission can be found at the NT Electoral Commission's website.

The Committee has had to deal with the three Alice Springs seats being well under quota, as well as a rapid decline in enrolment in Nhulunbuy since the closure of the bauxite processing plant. The new seat of Spillett has been created covering the northern parts of Darwin's satellite city, the rapidly growing Palmerston local government area. Ethnography as Improv — How To Anthropology. Improvising Theory's greatest strength is its portrayal - in real time - of the year-long process of ethnographic fieldwork. It illustrates not only the tempo of fieldwork but its many temporalities. As Malkki writes in her concluding chapter to the book, "ethnography as process demands a critical awareness of the invisible social fact that multiple, different temporalities might be at play simultaneously...

[There are] quotidian routines, events that become Events (see Malkki 1997), the panic time of deadlines, the elongated time of boredom, the cyclical time of the return of the expected, the spiral time of returns to the recognizable or the remembered, and so on" (2007: 177). In their email exchange, we read about Cerwoncka's uncertainties, her successes, as well as her false starts and trails gone cold. It's a messy process through which Malkki's advice offers perspective and rhythm: some situations require action and attention, others call for patience and meditation. Show Turnbull how it's done: make your own tax reforms – interactive | Australia news. Putting Time In Perspective - UPDATED. Humans are good at a lot of things, but putting time in perspective is not one of them. It’s not our fault—the spans of time in human history, and even more so in natural history, are so vast compared to the span of our life and recent history that it’s almost impossible to get a handle on it.

If the Earth formed at midnight and the present moment is the next midnight, 24 hours later, modern humans have been around since 11:59:59pm—1 second. And if human history itself spans 24 hours from one midnight to the next, 14 minutes represents the time since Christ. To try to grasp some perspective, I mapped out the history of time as a series of growing timelines—each timeline contains all the previous timelines (colors will help you see which timelines are which). All timeline lengths are exactly accurate to the amount of time they’re expressing. A note on dates: When it comes to the far-back past, most of the dates we know are the subject of ongoing debate. The Acid Genius of Robert Hughes. Fart-machine touting protesters faced off with right-to-carry activists at the University of Texas.

AUSTIN – Murdoch Pizgatti drove home to Dallas quite pleased with himself on Saturday night. That’s quite the turnaround from earlier in the day. Starting with his event’s scheduled noon start and for the first hour that followed, the co-founder of the Texas gun rights activist organizations Come And Take It America and Don’t Comply had, from an objective standpoint, been pretty badly embarrassed by the circumstances surrounding his group’s scheduled mock mass shooting event at the University of Texas. With Pizgatti leading them, some 80 gun rights activists were expected to descend on the UT campus on Saturday to prove a point about how gun freedoms should be increased on college campuses in Texas and beyond. Only, that's not how things went. Earlier in the week, things looked pretty good, actually. It wasn’t good. “[This wasn’t the plan] at the beginning of the week, no,” Horton said.