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Happy Friday! This Easter weekend has really brought us some true miracles, like Jaime Lannister regrowing his hand and Miley Cyrus growing a dash of common sense. But just a dash. Let’s not get crazy. … Read More As much as I secretly love the Pharrell-Johnny Marr-Hans Zimmer salute to Celine Dion, otherwise known as their Amazing Spider-Man 2 song, there’s better stuff for your ears this week. Some options: … Read More

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Ink Tank - Make words not war The ten greatest short story writers of the twenty-first century? What, we scoff, only ten? After all, the century’s fourteen already – that’s enough time to compile a list twice as long as this one! Dangerous idiots: how the liberal media elite failed working-class Americans Last March, my 71-year-old grandmother, Betty, waited in line for three hours to caucus for Bernie Sanders. The wait to be able to cast her first-ever vote in a primary election was punishing, but nothing could have deterred her. Betty – a white woman who left school after ninth grade, had her first child at age 16 and spent much of her life in severe poverty – wanted to vote. So she waited with busted knees that once stood on factory lines. She waited with smoking-induced emphysema and the false teeth she’s had since her late 20s – both markers of our class. She waited with a womb that in the 1960s, before Roe v Wade, she paid a stranger to thrust a wire hanger inside after she discovered she was pregnant by a man she’d fled after he broke her jaw.

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SEAN WILENTZ Yesterday, Columbia Records announced the publication in October of SW’s new book, 360 Sound. Advance order Amazon, B&N July 30, 2012, New York, NY – Columbia Records will celebrate its 125th anniversary with the release of a book titled 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story on the great American record label and its role in initiating recorded music, cultivating great artists, and igniting cultural change. Written by Pulitzer Prize-and Grammy nominated author and historian Sean Wilentz, the book provides a journey through Columbia Records’ storied past and its contributions to entertainment from the invention of commercial recording through the present day.

PrairieMod I recently received a copy of a book to review that piqued my interest the moment I opened the shipping box. Drawing Ideas: A Hand-Drawn Approach for Better Design by Mark Baskinger and William Bardel and published by Watson-Guptill is a sumptuous and informative read from cover-to-cover. More after the jump... Continue reading "Book Review: Drawing Ideas" » Email this • AddThis! I recently found out that the John S. Digital Diplomacy At Google, and later at YouTube’s headquarters, Ross and Cohen stressed the political power of viral videos and the potential for mobile phones to become widespread public tools for education, banking and election monitoring (an idea borrowed from Sierra Leone and Montenegro, where volunteers used S.M.S. to report on voting irregularities). It is fair to say that Ross and Cohen are obsessed with mobile phones; they speak at length about telemedicine, tele-education and something called telejustice (the details of which they haven’t quite worked out yet). At an early-morning meeting in Palo Alto with mobile-banking experts, they looked for ways to expand a successful pilot program used to pay policemen via mobile phones in Afghanistan to another conflict zone in Congo.

Everyone Calls Themselves An Ally Until It Is Time To Do Some Real Ally Shit By Xhopakelxhit, Ancestral Pride [PDF]: Every single time we speak publicly, or put ourselves out there we are always asked by other Indigenous Nations, settlers, and settlers of color: what can we do. We then go on to outline all the ways those who want to be potential allies can help us out in a tangible way, in a targeted way, and in a general way. Everyone takes notes, asks more questions, and seems really earnest. Magazine Keizo Shimizu by Megumi Sakaguchi Mark Borthwick by Dave Potes Buy online INVENTORY Volume 04 Number 08 Spring-Summer 2013 FEATURES Gottlund Verlag Cone Mills Raif Adelberg

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