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‘We followed instinctively
moving to the
spelling flight
between hands
projecting faster so
the distances
throbbing plains
Tattoo Love …’~ Catherine La Rose © 2010 ~
from “dance and origami”
‘My hips
elevated anger
and swinging shadows
is languid sigh pores
biting your grip
and your hands light up
and are filled
with soft blood pasta …’~ Catherine La Rose © 2010 ~
from “Madness Love tramp ”
And I hear you
Yup…
I feel
jogging with your body
in riccioli passiflora
enveloped by the warm voice
of your skin … ‘

~ Catherine La Rose © 2010 ~
from “Fool for Love Tramp”

 

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How the Proust Questionnaire Went from Literary Curio to Prestige Personality Quiz – The New Yorker

In 1886, the teen-aged Marcel Proust answered a series of questions that, in due time, would inspire everyone from literary giants to sitcom stars.

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HOW THE PROUST QUESTIONNAIRE WENT FROM LITERARY CURIO TO PRESTIGE PERSONALITY QUIZ

In 1886, Antoinette Faure, the daughter of the future French President Félix Faure, asked her childhood friend Marcel Proust to fill out a questionnaire in a book titled “Confessions. An Album to Record Thoughts, Feelings, & c.” A fashionable parlor game originating among the Victorian literate classes, the “confession album,” as it was known, presented a formulaic set of queries on each page—“What is your distinguishing characteristic,” for instance, or “What virtue do you most esteem?” The album’s owner would pass the volume around among her friends, collecting their comments as a kind of souvenir, not unlike the notes that high-school students leave in one another’s yearbooks. Though Proust was only fourteen years old when he filled out Faure’s album, he responded to the questionnaire in precociously Proustian style. Beside the prompt “Your favorite virtue?,” he wrote, “All those that are not specific to any one sect; the universal ones.” To the rather pedestrian question “Where would you like to live?,” he answered, “In the realm of the ideal, or rather my ideal.” His “idea of misery,” true to form, was “to be separated from Maman.” And when asked, “For what fault have you most toleration?,” he replied, “For the private lives of geniuses.”

The young Proust wrote his answers in French, though Faure’s album, a British import, was printed in English. In his early twenties, Proust would fill out a second questionnaire, in a French album titled “Les Confidences de Salon.” He was far from the only significant cultural figure to participate in this ritual. In 1865, Karl Marx confessed that he considered his chief characteristic “singleness of purpose,” and that his favorite occupation was “bookworming.” Five years later, Oscar Wilde wrote in an album called “Mental Photographs, an Album for Confessions of Tastes, Habits, and Convictions” that his distinguishing feature was “inordinate self-esteem.” Arthur Conan Doyle, Stéphane Mallarmé, and Paul Cézanne all filled out similar forms. But while these other confessions are curios of their era, remembered only by historians, Proust’s questionnaires have had a far-reaching influence that their young author could scarcely have foreseen, becoming, over time, the template for one of the most widely administered personality quizzes in history.

This peculiar afterlife began in 1924, two years after Proust’s death, when Antoinette Faure’s son, the psychoanalyst André Berge, discovered his mother’s confession album in a pile of old volumes among her effects. He had Proust’s page published in the French literary journal Les Cahiers du Mois. In an article accompanying the document, titled “About a Lucky Find,” Berge offered a subtle psychoanalytic explication de texte—noting, for instance, that for the “idea of misery” question Proust had first written “to be away from Mother,” and then crossed it out and replaced “to be away” with “to be separated.” “With this cross-out,” Berge theorized, “we can surely recognize the everlasting unease of the great psychologist who, in his subtle turns of phrase, strived to reflect the most elusive nuances of thought no matter what.”

Berge was the first to celebrate the document that would soon become known as “le questionnaire de Proust.” (The second questionnaire had actually been published in the early eighteen-nineties, during Proust’s lifetime but prior to his fame, in the journal La Revue Illustrée.) But where Berge had denigrated the confession album’s “stupid questions” while praising Proust’s ingenious answers, it was the questions themselves that, in due time, began to take on a totemic significance. By the nineteen-fifties, versions of the questionnaire, usually addressed to writers and other literary intellectuals, began to appear regularly in upmarket French magazines, eventually becoming a staple of European middlebrow journalism. The German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung adopted a version in the nineteen-eighties, as did the English Sunday Correspondent magazine, on the advice of the novelist Gilbert Adair, who noted, shrewdly, that “the advantage of questionnaires, from a financial point of view, was that not one of the celebrities who agree to submit expect to be paid.” In 1993, Vanity Fair began running its regular back-pageProust Questionnaire feature, thus introducing the format to an American mass audience. Respondents included everyone from Norman Mailer, Fran Lebowitz, and Joan Didion to Julia Child, Karl Lagerfeld, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. (The latter’s response to the question about his “lowest depths of misery”: “Did you read the reviews for ‘Last Action Hero’?”)

Television had an even more powerful effect. In 1975, the French talk-show host Bernard Pivot adopted a version of the questionnaire as the signature closing segment of his literary-panel program “Apostrophes.” The show was astonishingly popular in France, at its height reaching an audience of 6.4 million, and the questionnaire featured at the end of each episode, where it was answered by the likes of Susan Sontag and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. (Though he invariably presented his version as an homage to Proust, Pivot’s list of ten questions—including “What is your favorite curse word?,” and “If God exists, what would you like to hear him say to you after your death?”—shared no items in common with the original.) James Lipton, of the American interview series “Inside the Actor’s Studio,” saw the survey administered on “Apostrophes” in the eighties and was entranced. In his 2007 autobiography, he declared Pivot’s questionnaire a “verbal Rorschach test that told the viewer more about the respondent than an hour of questioning.” Lipton adopted the device for his own show, which began airing on the cable network Bravo in 1994. “Apostrophes” had gone off the air in 1989, but Pivot’s next series, “Bouillon de Culture,” brought the feature back; on the show’s final broadcast, in 2001, Pivot and Lipton submitted to questioning themselves, for the first time, in tandem.

In each of these settings, being called upon to answer the so-called “Proust questionnaire” is presented as an honor—a way of signalling that an artist’s work stands above the humdrum promotional cycle. You are there to do more than hawk a product; the audience is interested, above all, in you. Where the typical journalistic interview tailors questions to the particular qualities of a subject, the Proust questionnaire’s unchanging ritual confers a special kind of prestige, granting the tastes, opinions, and preferences of celebrities a timeless, philosophical appeal. Whether you’re a philosopher or a sitcom actor, your value is affirmed by the mere fact that you’ve been asked the questions at all.

What would Proust have thought of the phenomenon he unwittingly inspired? One clue can be found in his unfinished critical work “Contre Sainte-Beuve,” in which he quotes this passage from the French literary critic Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve:

So long as one has not asked an author a certain number of questions and received answers to them, one cannot be certain of having a complete grasp of him, even though these questions might seem at the furthest remove from the nature of his writings. What were his religious views? How did he react to the sight of nature? How did he conduct himself in regard to women, in regard to money? Was he rich, was he poor? What governed his actions, what was his daily way of life? What was his vice, or his weakness? No answer to these questions is irrelevant in judging the author of a book, nor the book itself.

Proust had a different view. “Sainte-Beuve’s method ignores what a very slight degree of self-acquaintance teaches us,” he wrote. “That a book is the product of a different self from the self we manifest in our habits, in our social life, in our vices.” According to Proust, a writer’s authentic self could be accessed only through careful reading of the work, and the “true voice of the heart” found there should be sharply distinguished from mere “small-talk.” “It is the secretion of one’s innermost life, written in solitude and for oneself alone, that one gives to the public,” he wrote. “What one bestows on private life . . . is the product of a quite superficial self, not of the innermost self which one can only recover by putting aside the world and the self that frequents the world.”

It’s safe to say that, today, the Sainte-Beuvian paradigm has triumphed—if not among literary critics, then certainly in the culture at large. We are more accustomed than ever to evaluating one another’s personalities based on curated expressions of likes and dislikes; we submit to endless online quizzes and interrogations for the privilege of being known to our followers and our friends. In the arts, very few figures of any renown are allowed the luxury of separating their lives and opinions from their work. The private lives of geniuses are not a fault to be tolerated, as the young Proust supposed, but a resource to be extracted and packaged for public consumption. In 2003, the French fashion designer Gerard Darel purchased Antoinette Faure’s original confession album from Galignani, the oldest English bookstore in Paris, for a hundred and twenty thousand euros. “We totally espouse the cause of Proust: refinement, dandyism,” Darel told Libération at the time. A facsimile of the yellowed document now lives on the Web site of Darel’s company, Maison Gerard Darel, alongside a page devoted to two of the designer’s other prized possessions, a necklace once owned by Jackie Kennedy and a sweater worn by Marilyn Monroe in “How to Marry a Millionaire.” If you click a “zoom” button, you can make out the album’s questions, typed in small rows down the left side of the yellowing page—“Your favorite color and flower,” “Your favorite food and drink”—and, faint enough that you have to squint, the teen-aged Proust’s slanted cursive.

This text was adapted from the forthcoming book “Questionnaire,” by Evan Kindley, part of Bloomsbury Academic’s series Object Lessons.

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PS | Exhibition in Foam 3h

foam.org – Selected artists, Carlijn Jacobs, Elizaveta Porodina and Philippe Vogelenzang, each demonstrate a strong, unconventional visual language in both their commercial and autonomous work, reminiscent in…

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National borders exist to pen poor people into reservations of poverty | Giles Fraser: Loose canon

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Ankara’s Fight Against the Kurds

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Physicians for Human Rights – Deadly Aleppo Airstrikes Damage Two Syrian Hospitals

physiciansforhumanrights.org – Airstrikes in Syria damaged two hospitals in opposition-controlled areas of Aleppo today, killing and wounding dozens. Working with information from its partners on the ground, Physicians for Human…

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Top US and Saudi Officials responsible for Chemical Weapons in Syria

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Gangster’s Paradise – Roads & Kingdoms

roadsandkingdoms.com – Honduras’s problems are a complex blend of poor governance, limited economic development, and poverty. While many residents see crime as the problem and immigration as the solution, some observers …

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Saudi Arabia’s First Step Is Admitting It Has an Oil Problem

foreignpolicy.com – The Saudi royal family has gambled its prestige on a bold economic reform plan, meant to revive an economy battered by sharply lower oil revenues. But the prescriptions of “Saudi Vision 2030” are f…

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Living Dresses Move, Breathe, and Know How You’re Feeling | The Creators Project

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The Unusual Chemistry of an Experimental Master Artist | Conservation Lab | The Creators Project

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Incarcerated Young Adults Get a Gallery Show at NYU | The Creators Project

thecreatorsproject.vice.com – A community outreach organization committed to providing creative outlets for young adults involved in the juvenile justice system celebrates its 15-year anniversary with an exhibition of artwork m…

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How Leonardo DiCaprio became unlikely champion in Iran

al-monitor.com – Iranians were elated when they discovered that actor Leonardo DiCaprio had shared on his Instagram account a photo of Iran. DiCaprio, a champion environmentalist, republished The Weather Channel’s …

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The Genius of Jane Jacobs, Who Changed the Way We Think About Cities

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Falling for Fitzgerald

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A glimpse of conditions faced by Baha’i prisoners inside Iran’s Evin prison

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Social Media Is an Infinite Set of Virtual Portals | The Creators Project

thecreatorsproject.vice.com – Most people have imagined opening a door, or several, that leads to an unexpected place, real or virtual. In Doorcuts, filmmaker and visual effects artist Zak Tatham does just that, featuring an an…

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Collection search: You searched for

britishmuseum.org – The most common type of Museum number begins with the year of acquisition. The database standardises these numbers in the form, for example: 1887,0708.2427 (year: comma: block of four numbers – usu…

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‘Homeland’ actress: Iran, free jailed mother

cnn.com – Both of us are Iranian-born young women, sharing the same given name, who made Great Britain our home and philanthropy our life’s work. Yet she sits in a detention center, while I enjoy the comfort…

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undp.org – New York – The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Helen Clark said today that ensuring the success of the 2030 Agenda, an ambitious plan which includes the Sustainable Developm…

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Filmmakers Meld With Their Iconic Characters’ Wooden Sculptures | The Creators Project

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Protesters hack Iraqi parliament website: ‘Idiots are leading the country’

washingtonpost.com – Followers of Iraq’s Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr demonstrate at the parliament building after lawmakers failed to convene for a vote on overhauling the government in Iraq on April 30. (Ahmed Saad)…

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Temporary Freedom for Jailed Baha’i

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Witnesses describe Tel Aviv bloodbath as four dead victims are named

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Rewrite the Racial Rules: Building an Inclusive American Economy – Roosevelt Institute

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Nueva mezquita en Abu Dhabi – ARQA

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We must not allow our horror at the refugee crisis to be blunted by fatigue

independent.co.uk – Last week The Independent was awarded a prize by the International News Media Association for its #refugeeswelcome campaign. The campaign was launched back in September as debates raged about how B…

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World Environment Week: Our choices of today will define the future of humanity and the planet

riopluscentre.org – As we celebrate the first World Environment Week since the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were put into effect, we take a step back to reflect on the significance of the n…

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Generative Portraits Made from Your Voice and Webcam Photos | The Creators Project

thecreatorsproject.vice.com – Barcelona-based artist Sergio Albiac is adding some literary and philosophical meaning to the average selfie in his latest project I am Portraits. The project is based on his installation from the …

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Iran hails Japan’s collaboration to help restore Lake Urmia

tehrantimes.com – TEHRAN — Iran hailed Japan’s collaboration in restoration of Lake Urmia through empowering rural women and optimizing water consumption patterns and agricultural methods around the lake. The two na…

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Rome the conqueror

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Italy Provides More Funding for Stabilization Activities

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This Trippy “Unzipped Wall” Is the Perfect Place to Party | The Creators Project

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Global Premiere: “Thirty Million” a documentary on climate change

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eventbrite.com – THIRTY MILLION “Bangladesh, the land of water, the nation on the frontline of climate change.” Thirty Million, the number of expected people displaced, in Bangladesh by the end of the century, from…

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Sephardic Baking from Nona and More Favorites by Linda Capeloto Sendowski

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Harry Reid Wants Elizabeth Warren To Be Vice President

huffingtonpost.com – Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) is among the lawmakers to have questioned whether the country would be ready to elect an all-woman ticket. Reporters asked Reid about Tester’s open question on Tuesday — …

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Kalengo Kamwendo, Zambia’s youngest pilot clocks 1000 hours

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Top 10 Things To Do In Charlotte This Weekend

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charlottestories.com – This weekend is going to be truly incredible! There will be tons of food trucks, live music, and the Taste of Charlotte! Here are the top 10 things happening around the Charlotte region this weeken…

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Iran’s judiciary to deal harshly with breaking fast in public

orient-news.net – The Iranian regime’s notorious prosecutor in Golestan Province, northern Iran, threatened with imprisonment and flogging anyone who publicly violates the fast during daylight hours in the Islamic h…

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Modi and Obama Shake Hands, but India’s Path to Clean Energy Remains Long

technologyreview.com – Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and U.S. president Barack Obama this week reached agreements on energy and climate change that include $60 million in seed financing for renewable-energy and mic…

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Nasdaq back near 5,000. Tech rebound? Not exactly

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money.cnn.com – It was hovering around 4,975 Wednesday afternoon. The Nasdaq has surged nearly 20% since hitting a 52-week low right around 4,200 back in February. But the recent rebound in the Nasdaq has less to …

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Eric Bolling: If You Have a Problem With Trump, You Have a Problem with Justice Sotomayor

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mediaite.com – Fox’s Eric Bolling compared Donald Trump’s incendiary remarks attempting to discredit the judge in the Trump University’s case based on his ethnicity to comments Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomay…

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GeneaPress: Ancestry Launches Dutch Records Online Following Agreement with the Netherlands Centre for Family History

geneapress.com – Ancestry has signed a ground-breaking agreement with CBG, the Netherlands Centre for Family History 100 million Dutch records published online at Ancestry from June Collection include Birth, Marria…

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The Thursday Interview: Linda Naseem.

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the-thursday-interview.blogspot.com – Today, I’d like to welcome Linda Naseem, author of “Nothing” to The Thursday Interview. Before we get started, a quick intro!   I was born an Army brat in California. (I’m still pretty much of a br…

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Les inégalités salariales femmes-hommes commencent dès 8 ans avec l’argent de poche

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Congress’ Puerto Rico Proposal Could Trigger Chaos

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Entering British Scandinavia – Part 1

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D.L. Hughley perfectly sums up the GOP’s dilemma with Trump: “What [they are] saying is that a racist is better than a liberal”

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salon.com – Comedian D.L. Hughley bluntly called out Republican leaders for their seemingly unconditional support of Donald Trump even while he repeatedly makes racist attacks on a federal judge, calling House…

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Online platforms are not enough. Artists need affordable space. – CREATIVZ.US

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creativz.us – In 2008, a bunch of friends and I built out and managed a studio space in Brooklyn. We signed a five-year lease with a three-year option, and hoped for the best. We wanted to make our work and to i…

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White Rabbit by Darren Fisher

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STORIES

The Fantasy of the Deathbed Conversion – The New Yorker

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newyorker.com – Earlier this spring, a prominent evangelical Christian named Larry Taunton published a book alleging that Christopher Hitchens, an outspoken atheist, had been, during the last years of his life, “t…

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Trump’s Campaign Is Already An Absolute Garbage Fire

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Press release: Over a quarter of local investigations into stillbirths, neonatal deaths and severe brain injuries are not good enough, says RCOG report

rcog.org.uk – More robust and comprehensive local reviews are urgently needed to ensure lessons can be learnt and improvements made The quality of local investigations into cases of stillbirth, early neonatal de…

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Landscapes

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Uncertainty for UK trade outside EU, says WTO chief – BBC News

bbc.co.uk – The UK outside the European Union would face uncertain trade relations, according to the World Trade Organization (WTO). In a BBC interview, the WTO’s director general, Roberto Azevedo, said Britai…

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A Powerful 3 Step Social Media Lead Generation Strategy – Social Quant – Twitter Growth Done Right

socialquant.net – Social media lead generation is still a mystery for most business owners and marketing agencies. Much of the confusion is based around the assumption that leads should be generated in an automated …

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UN Admits Extortion Behind Removal of Saudi Arabia From Child Killer Blacklist

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theantimedia.org – (ANTIMEDIA) United States — U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon admitted Thursday Saudi Arabia had been removed from a blacklist for maiming and killing children as a result of unnamed sources’ thre…

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Iran Spends $1.7 Billion in U.S. Taxpayer Funds to Boost Its Military

freebeacon.com – BY: Adam Kredo Follow @Kredo0 June 9, 2016 2:33 pm The State Department is staying silent after Iranian officials disclosed that the Islamic Republic spent a recent payment by the United States of …

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‘Undeclared Civil War:’ Black Youths Under Threat of ‘Genocide’ in Brazil, 1 Killed Every 23 Minutes Per Report  – Atlanta Black Star

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atlantablackstar.com – Afro-Brazilians have led many social rebellions over the course of their history in the South American country. From the indomitable quilombo communities established by fugitive enslaved Africans d…

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28th Annual Lammy Award Winners Announced

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lambdaliterary.org – The winners of the 28th Annual Lambda Literary Awards (the “Lammys”) were announced last night in a gala ceremony hosted by comedienne Kate Clinton at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. T…

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Black Males Represent Just 2 Percent of Teachers. That’s Bad for Students and for Black Men.

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slate.com – PITTSBURGH— Ron Porter Jr. had a rude awakening during his senior year at Millersville University in central Pennsylvania more than two decades ago. A student-athlete at the central Pennsylvania co…

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Paul Ryan’s promise to stick with regular order in the House was really more of a suggestion

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dailykos.com – The idea of “regular order” seems simple enough. It means that the legislature agrees to operate by its own standing rules. That would seem to be the bare minimum you can ask of any group engaged i…

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Parents Let Daughters Stay Up to See Historic Clinton Speech

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time.com – As Hillary Clinton declared victory Tuesday night as the first female major-party nominee, she sought to position the achievement within history, connecting the moment to generations of women in th…

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Developing a tech-savvy, adaptable mindset | Article

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army.mil – WEST POINT, N.Y. — It’s not just about shooting down drones. During this year’s cadet summer training, the Army Cyber Institute (ACI) at West Point has assisted West Point’s Department of Military…

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Today is the Anniversary of Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s Fall

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People Retracting Support For Trump: Did They Really Think He’d Change? | RedState

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redstate.com – There has been a mini movement of late by Republicans both in government and outside who were at a time supportive of Donald Trump, or at the very least were willing to see how he’d do, who are now…

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Beautiful Drugs Ads from 1930s France (Ridendo Magazine) – Flashbak

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A Warning To The West: A Voice From The Heart Of The Islamic World

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nocompulsion.com – The following article is not written with “hatred” or “Islamophobia” or “ignorance” as many will prejudge. The same accusions Muslims, and their western leftist “useful idiots” usually accuse false…

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Phoenix BioTech, BioNovelus, To Tour Central America and Mexico This Summer

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accesswire.com – PHOENIX, AZ / ACCESSWIRE / June 9, 2016 / BioNovelus, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ONOV) is pleased to announce the creation of BioNovelus-CostaRica, a legal entity that will register BioNovelus products for …

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Why You Should Focus On Trust, Not Traffic

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jeffbullas.com – One of the most intoxicating measurements in all of marketing is “web traffic.” It’s measurable. It’s binary. We can actually do something to affect the results. It makes us feel good to see the “h…

TECHNOLOGY

Twitter Tips for Authors

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Taliban gains in Afghanistan threaten costly U.S. reconstruction effort

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reuters.com – WASHINGTON The United States has wasted billions of dollars in reconstruction aid to Afghanistan over the past decade, and now a renewed Taliban insurgency is threatening the gains that have been m…

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Wanted: #Bookreviews for The Revenge of Excalibur – Readers’ Junction

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Grover Norquist: Trump Would Be Most Fiscally Conservative

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Case made for ‘ninth planet’ – BBC News

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Sanders, Clinton and, er, President Trump?

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Clinton-Related Record Requests At State Department Often Delayed Past Presidential Election

ibtimes.com – As the election season accelerates, requests for public information from the State Department surrounding communications from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have hit speed bumps. A revie…

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Robots are infiltrating retail

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Porsche-Museum – museums & galleries – Stuttgart Marketing GmbH

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The Great Barrier Reef: a catastrophe laid bare

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theguardian.com – It was the smell that really got to diver Richard Vevers. The smell of death on the reef. “I can’t even tell you how bad I smelt after the dive – the smell of millions of rotting animals.” Vevers i…

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World’s wealthiest people just got 5.2% wealthier

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Marketer’s Guide to using Tribes to Grow Your Business – Startup Remarkable

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Bloqueo de Alemania a importaciones de maíz chileno enciende alarmas por presencia de transgénicos

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Glenn Soucy

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Instagram’s Algorithm Goes Live for All Users

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Breaking: Al-Shabab claims to have killed scores of Ethiopian soldiers in Somalia

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europe.newsweek.com – Updated | Al-Shabab militants claim to have killed scores of Ethiopian soldiers in its latest attack on an African Union military base in Somalia. A spokesman for the Somali militant group, Abdiasi…

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Dispatches: The Shocking Legal Gap for California’s Detained Immigrants

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Wisconsin Inmates Plan Hunger Strike To Protest Indefinite Solitary Confinement

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Ebola’s Lingering Legacy: New Research Shows Epidemic’s Emotional and Social Toll on Frontline Health Workers

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White House, citing long list of objections, threatens veto of defense bill

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Papua New Guinea: Police Shoot Student Protesters

hrw.org – Papua New Guinea authorities should carry out an effective and transparent investigation into the shooting of student protesters by police in Port Moresby, Human Rights Watch said today. The govern…

EDUCATION

Ecuador Earthquake

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UNDP: in 2016 Italy will give +19% more to core budget

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A new Global Alliance to ‘think urban’ in humanitarian response

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undp.org – In this blog series leading up to the World Humanitarian Summit, UNDP experts and practitioners share their experiences and views on responding to conflict and disasters. The humanitarian situation…

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In boost to Paris climate pact, India says it aims to join this year

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United Nations Country Team- Bhutan » Their Majesties The King and Queen of Sweden to visit UN projects during State visit to BhutanUnited Nations Country Team- Bhutan

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ENVIRONMENT

Pan-European Region Makes High-Level Commitments towards Greening Economies – UNEP

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unep.org – Batumi, Georgia 9 June 2016 – Countries and stakeholders from the pan-European region have today agreed on a roadmap to speed up the transition to a green economy between now and 2030 and made an a…

WORLD

Dispatches: UK’s Failed Efforts to Curb Saudi Torture

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UN: Return Saudi-led Coalition to ‘List of Shame’

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WORLD

This startup helps Syrian refugees earn a living. All they need is a laptop.

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Syrian refugees admitted to U.S. spike

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POLITICS

France poised to become first G20 country to ratify Paris Agreement

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ENVIRONMENT

GEF steps up efforts to combat wildlife crime with additional $40 million to expand program

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thegef.org – GEF Steps Up Efforts to Combat Wildlife Crime with Additional $40 Million to Expand Program Washington DC, June 9, 2016 – The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council today approved an additional …

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UN News – ‘This is not yet the moment’ for tangible peace talks – UN envoy for Syria

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Diego Rivera (Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez) (1887-1957), the son of a school teacher, as a child he was considered a child prodigy. Teenager is dedicated to artistic studies feeling attracted by traditional pre-Columbian, at the age of twenty-one with a bag of three-year studies travels to Spain, Italy, Belgium, Holland, England, when in France approaches the cubism, to Fauvism, Futurism and then return home where, tied by common social ideals but from different artistic expressions, in Siqueiros and Orozco, will create what will be considered the greatest muralist expression of ‘era, frescoing kilometers and kilometers of walls.
1886 was born in Guanajuato, capital of the rich state in the north of the country.
1892 with his family, he moved to Mexico City.
1896 begins to follow evening classes at the Academy of San Carlos.
1898 he enrolled in an official way to ‘ san Carlos Academy, where he became a student of José Maria Velasco, landscape artist of the late nineteenth century.
1906 participates with twenty-six at the annual works of the students.
1907- 1908 a scholarship from the Mexican government makes possible the departure for the ‘ Europe. The first European country visited is Spain.
Rivera 1909 continues the journey visiting France and Belgium. He then moved to Paris.
1910 exhibition at the Salon des Indipendants in Paris. A few months later Rivera returned to Mexico, where he exhibited at the Academy San Carlos and sees start the revolution.
1911- 1912 new start for Europe. After a short stay in Catalonia, Rivera moved to Paris.
1913 first Cubist works. He exhibited at the Salon d’Automne.
1914 Berthe Weill gallery organizes an exhibition of works by Rivera. He goes after Barcelona and Madrid, where he learned of the beginning of World War II.
1915- 1918 return to Paris where he settled and made contact for an exhibition at the Modern Gallery in New York, held in 1916. Leonce Rosenberg (director galleri of L’Effort Moderne “becomes his art dealer. Clash with the writer-critic pierre Reverdy after which returns to figurative painting.
1919 meeting with Siqueiros which discusses the need to transform Mexican art.
1920- 1921 trip Italy. Rivera visit Rome, Florence, Ravenna bringing with it numerous sketches and sketches. back in Paris, is preparing to return definitively in Mexico.
1922 Creacion, first mural painting in the ‘Bolivar Amphitheatre of the Preparatory National School of Mexico City. Towards September Rivera is dedicated aggli frescoes of the Secretaria de l’Educaion Pública. it meanwhile joined the Communist party and a member of the founding group of the Union of Painters, Sculptors and Engravers Revolutionaries.
1925 continues the work in the Secretaría de la Educacion Publica and began at the same time National School of Agriculture of Chapingo.
1927 trip to the USSR invited as a member.

 

Diego Rivera (Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez) (1887-1957), the son of a school teacher, as a child he was considered a child prodigy. Teenager is dedicated to artistic studies feeling attracted by traditional pre-Columbian, at the age of twenty-one with a bag of three-year studies travels to Spain, Italy, Belgium, Holland, England, when in France approaches the cubism, to Fauvism, Futurism and then return home where, tied by common social ideals but from different artistic expressions, in Siqueiros and Orozco, will create what will be considered the greatest muralist expression of ‘era, frescoing kilometers and kilometers of walls.
1886 was born in Guanajuato, capital of the rich state in the north of the country.
1892 with his family, he moved to Mexico City.
1896 begins to follow evening classes at the Academy of San Carlos.
1898 he enrolled in an official way to ‘ san Carlos Academy, where he became a student of José Maria Velasco, landscape artist of the late nineteenth century.
1906 participates with twenty-six at the annual works of the students.
1907- 1908 a scholarship from the Mexican government makes possible the departure for the ‘ Europe. The first European country visited is Spain.
Rivera 1909 continues the journey visiting France and Belgium. He then moved to Paris.
1910 exhibition at the Salon des Indipendants in Paris. A few months later Rivera returned to Mexico, where he exhibited at the Academy San Carlos and sees start the revolution.
1911- 1912 new start for Europe. After a short stay in Catalonia, Rivera moved to Paris.
1913 first Cubist works. He exhibited at the Salon d’Automne.
1914 Berthe Weill gallery organizes an exhibition of works by Rivera. He goes after Barcelona and Madrid, where he learned of the beginning of World War II.
1915- 1918 return to Paris where he settled and made contact for an exhibition at the Modern Gallery in New York, held in 1916. Leonce Rosenberg (director galleri of L’Effort Moderne “becomes his art dealer. Clash with the writer-critic pierre Reverdy after which returns to figurative painting.
1919 meeting with Siqueiros which discusses the need to transform Mexican art.
1920- 1921 trip Italy. Rivera visit Rome, Florence, Ravenna bringing with it numerous sketches and sketches. back in Paris, is preparing to return definitively in Mexico.
1922 Creacion, first mural painting in the ‘Bolivar Amphitheatre of the Preparatory National School of Mexico City. Towards September Rivera is dedicated aggli frescoes of the Secretaria de l’Educaion Pública. it meanwhile joined the Communist party and a member of the founding group of the Union of Painters, Sculptors and Engravers Revolutionaries.
1925 continues the work in the Secretaría de la Educacion Publica and began at the same time National School of Agriculture of Chapingo.
1927 trip to the USSR invited as a member.

 

 

 

Source: Diego RIVERA (1887-1957) – Catherine La Rose Poetry and Art

In 1929 he met and married the young painter Frida Kahlo . Rivera murals realizes part of the main staircase of the National Palace on the Zocalo of Mexico City. The theme of the entire cycle, which will be completed between 1934 and 1935, is the Mexican history. In this first part of the work the artist realizes the ancient Indian world and part of the Historia de Mexico: from the conquest in 1930. The US ambassador in Mexico commissioned Rivera decoration Cortes Palace in Cuernavaca. Becomes simultaneously Director of ‘Academy San Carlos but was forced to resign for political reasons: it is sharply criticized by the PCM for agreeing to work towards a totalitarian dictatorship (that of Plutarco Calles), but also from the academic world itself for membership of the Communist Party .
1930- 1931 start of the stay in the US. In San Francisco de Rivera achieves Alegoria California for the Luncheon Club of the Pacific Stock Exchange Tower. Subsequently he is engaged in the California School of Fine Arts where he completed the fresco The Elaboración de cool. The Museum of Modern Art in New York, opened in 1929, invited him to exhibit in a solo in 1931. Rivera in 1932 she took up theater creating the sets and costumes for the ballet HP – Horse Power of Carlos Chávez. At the same time begins the murals for the Detroit Institute of Art, grandiose decorations series entitled Detroit Industry or The Man and the Machine commissioned by the President of the municipal committee for art Edsel Ford.
1933 Rivera, who is still working on the frescoes of the Detroit Institute of Arts, is called to new York to make a large mural in the RCA (Radio Corporation of America), in Rockefeller Center still under construction. The fresco, whose theme is the man architect and builder of his journey includes a portrait of Lenin that causes the interruption of the work.
1934 Rivera returned to Mexico City (fall of the dictatorship Plutarco Calles, Mexico is headed until 1939 by the democratic government of Lazaro Cardenas). In the Palacio de Bellas Artes reproduces, with some variations, the fresco destroyed Rockefeller Center, entitling El hombre controladore the Universe.
1935 jobs are taken up in the Palacio Naciona, interrupted since 1930.
1936 Rivera painted for a downtown cafe, Ciro’s, four panels in which targets of Mexican politicians. The paintings will be deleted and destroyed.
1937 Leon Trotsky and his Natalya Sedova are greeted by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Mexico City. The hosts Kahlo spouses Trotsky in his family home, the Blue House in the suburb of Coyoacán.
1938 arrival of andré Breton and Jacqueline Lamba who during their stay in Mexico City are guests of Rivera.
In 1939 as a result of conflict d ‘ opinion, Trotsky comes off Rivera, going to live in a house near the Blue house, now Museo Casa de Leon Totskij- Instituto del Derecho de Asilo, unique museum dedicated to him.Frida Kahlo and Rivera divorced.
1940 seconds trip to San Francisco to create 10 mural panels for the Golden Gate International Exposition.Second marriage with Kahlo.
1941- 1942 Rivera continues to work at the Palacio Naconal, taking the work of the balcony of central courtyard decoration. Start in the meantime to devote himself to easel painting. Begin the construction work for the Anahuacalli, its museum-studio built as an Aztec temple, designed for the collection of his collection of pre-Columbian art.
1943-46 frescoes for the National Institute of Cardiology. Lecture series on art held in the major cultural institutions of the country. He began working for the decoration of the Hotel Prado in Mexico City.
1947, Orozco and Siqueiros form the Commission for the Mural of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA).
1949 large retrospective on Rivera at the Palacio de Bellas Artes at the fiftieth anniversary of his artistic activities.
1950 illustrates the limited edition of the Canto General of Pablo Neruda and is the author of the theater piece set design by José Revueltas El dial de la soledad. He won the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas.Rivera is present at the Venice Biennale together with Orozco, Siqueiros and Tamayo representing Mexico.
1951 project and realization of the mural decoration and a mosaic fountain Building of Chapultepec Park, the central park in Mexico City.
1952 creation of a transportable fresco that was to be presented in a traveling exhibition for Europe entitled Twenty Centuries of Mexican art. Refused on the portraits of Stalin and Mao, it was donated to China.
1953 murals for the Teatro Insurgentes in Mexico City and the main facade of the campus of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México Olympic Stadium. Mural for the building of the Raza of the Mexican Institute of Social Security.
1954 Frida Kahlo’s death. Rivera manages to be readmitted to the Communist Party after several attempts.
1955 donation of the Blue House in Coyoacan and dell’Anahuacalli the Mexican state (including all popular art collections and pre Hispanic containing). Journey to the Soviet Union. 1957 Rivera death that is buried in the Rotunda of Illustrious Men in the Civil Pantheon of Mexico City.

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abc.net.au – The future of a key Antarctic climate change research project appears to have been thrown into further doubt, according to emails obtained by the ABC. On top of that, dozens of CSIRO scientists aro…

‘Dismay’: top NASA scientist appeals to CSIRO not to cut global climate efforts

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smh.com.au – Modern aerial mapping is made possible by removing atmospheric distortions caused by fine particles called ‘aerosols’, NASA scientist Brent Holben explains. A top scientist from US space agency NAS…

A Huge Unnamed Dwarf Planet, Almost the Size of Pluto, Has Been Hiding in Our Solar System

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gizmodo.com – In a universe full of planets, 2007 OR10 is something special. It’s big, just slightly smaller than the size of Pluto. And it’s close, within our very own solar system. So how did it still manage t…

Rare whale found on Australian beach believed to be evolutionary throwback

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theguardian.com – Scientists believe they have an uncovered an evolutionary throwback in a rare deep ocean whale that washed ashore on a South Australian beach. The beaked whale, found dead on Waitpinga beach in Feb…

‘Thrown on the scrapheap’: Global sea-level expert John Church made to walk the plank by CSIRO

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smh.com.au – Election 2016: Heckler interrupts Bill Shorten’s speech Australian security contractor dies at Baghdad embassy Federal election 2016: On the campaign trail Election 2016: Heckler interrupts Bill Sh…

The pressure to publish pushes down quality

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Fender’s new in-ear headphones aren’t just for stage musicians

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theverge.com – Earlier this year, Fender announced a new line of in-ear headphones, marking its first entry into the consumer electronics world. The company is best known for its classic guitars and amps, which w…

TECHNOLOGY

Manifesto

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Nefertiti Still Missing: King Tut’s Tomb Shows No Hidden Chambers

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Apple’s $1 Billion Bet on Didi Chuxing, & 12 Big Questions About What’s Next for Cars

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#343 The GPS Voice, Cybersecurity, Board Games, Sales Tools, Twitter Tips – Barry Moltz

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Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News

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#SocialSkim: Amazon Debuts YouTube Competitor, Plus 14 More Stories in This Week’s Roundup

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9 Twitter Etiquette Tips for Business : Starting Out on Twitter

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Facebook news selection is in hands of editors not algorithms, documents show

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theguardian.com – Leaked documents show how Facebook, now the biggest news distributor on the planet, relies on old-fashioned news values on top of its algorithms to determine what the hottest stories will be for th…

Privacy Awareness Week disquiet over Census decision | The Mandarin

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themandarin.com.au – Australian jurisdictions are highlighting privacy and data control this month, but disquiet remains about ABS’ recent reversal of a longstanding policy. Victoria’s privacy chief tells The Mandarin …

The ‘impossible’ is now a reality

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Is someone stealing your Wi-Fi? How to tell, and what you can do about it

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BUSINESS

German government plans to spend 93.6 billion euros on refugees by end 2020: Spiegel

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reuters.com – BERLIN Germany’s government expects to spend around 93.6 billion euros by the end of 2020 on costs related to the refugee crisis, a magazine said on Saturday, citing a draft from the federal financ…

Report: Trump tariffs would be ‘catastrophic’ for poor

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Tax havens have no economic justification, say top economists

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Improving access to agricultural land for the internally displaced

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House GOP wins Obamacare lawsuit

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Netherlands claimed more than £500,000 from refugees in four years

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Closing the door of corruption opens a door to prosperity

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Seventh Queensland miner diagnosed with black lung disease

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Achieving women’s economic empowerment: what will it take?

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UN DESA | DPAD | World Economic Situation and Prospects

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Jobs, careers on the line as ‘Black Friday’ cuts hit arts sector

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abc.net.au – More than 60 Australian arts companies that previously received Federal Government support have had their latest funding applications rejected, leaving a lot of them facing uncertain futures. Sixty…

Turnbull has made a powerful enemy

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news.com.au – PM Malcolm Turnbull responds to Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s question about government plans to privatise Medicare and the PBS. GPs have launched a scathing attack on the Government’s changes t…

Real estate industry unleashes campaign against Labor’s negative gearing policy

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abc.net.au – The Federal Opposition insists it is not concerned about the real estate industry’s threat to unleash a campaign against Labor’s negative gearing policy. More than 20 real estate chains and industr…

Will the real “new economy” please stand up?

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Closing – Communicate to Win

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How to Improve Project Management through Evaluation

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The zombie budget cuts to make the poor poorer

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smh.com.au – Independent modelling shows lower income families will be least well-off under current budget plans. Australia’s poorest families will be hardest hit when all the measures factored into last week’s…

How the Coalition has failed on three key economic promises | Stephen Koukoulas

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Labor braves some dark AAA questions • Inside Story

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insidestory.org.au – The Turnbull government was courageous indeed to put a big company tax cut at the centre of its economic policy. And shadow treasurer Chris Bowen was equally courageous this week in pledging that L…

Roy Morgan Image of Professions Survey 2015 – Nurses still easily most highly regarded – followed by Doctors, Pharmacists & School Teachers

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roymorgan.com – A very large majority, 92% (up 1% to its highest since 2003) of Australians aged 14 and over rate Nurses as the most ethical and honest profession – the 21st year in a row since Nurses were first i…

Aurora, Colorado is giving $1.5 million of its weed tax dollars to the homeless

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Le système bancaire mondial Swift victime d’une cyber attaque sophistiquée

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How Turnbull’s Siberian gold play ended up in the Panama Papers

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Scott Santens – A Guide to Basic Income: Frequently Asked Questions about UBI

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Ending Tax Break for Ultrawealthy May Not Take Act of Congress

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IBM – Amplify

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Increase Your Return on Failure

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Armed clashes drive growing displacement in western Colombia

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UNHCR appeals to Kenya over decision to end refugee hosting

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Switzerland votes on expelling foreigners for minor crimes

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Rebuilding post-earthquake Nepal with the strength of its volunteers

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UN rights experts urge Cambodia to stop attacks against civil society and human rights defenders

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Queen Rania: The Syrian refugees I met are experiencing something worse than death

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Cheney, Unlike GOP Leaders, Tells Ugly Truth On Iran

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Donald Trump kisses Vladimir Putin on wall of Lithuanian restaurant

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African rhinos to be flown to Australia to escape poachers

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Landmark ruling in Guatemala a victory against sexual violence in armed conflict

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Workshop teaches Tuareg artisans new skills in exile

unhcr.org – OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, May 4 (UNHCR) – Taking a sheaf of palm fronds in her hand, Tuareg artisan Bintou starts to weave a decorative mat to be fixed on a newly designed desk lamp that may one d…

Rich Refugees Saving Sad Switzerland

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These Twitter Accounts Nail The Absurdity Of Denmark And Switzerland’s Refugee Policies

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Unicef denuncia la elevada cifra de menores palestinos abatidos por fuerzas israelíes

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Russia Warns Of ‘Ending’ NATO Missile ‘Threat’

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Panama’s ex-dictator Noriega has brain tumor: doctor

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Poland’s president on NATO, his critics and the burden of history – Macleans.ca

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macleans.ca – Andrzej Duda, it turns out, gives as good as he gets. Poland’s president was in Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Ottawa this week to meet with business leaders, members of Canada’s substantial Poli…

Syria: armed opposition group committing war crimes in Aleppo – new evidence

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Is there a leadership gap in humanitarian relief?

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Top Hezbollah Commander Badreddine Killed in Syria

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voanews.com – The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah buried a top military commander Friday after he was killed in an attack in Syria, where the group has deployed thousands of fighters. Hezbollah fighters carrie…

Frontline Club

frontlineclub.com – As one of the world’s deadliest yet least reported conflicts escalates into its second year – and following recent announcements that US military troops are allegedly assisting Yemeni forces on the…

On the Ground in Yemen: Six Questions with Safa Al Ahmad

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Iran: Teenager tortured into ‘confessing’ days away from execution

amnesty.org – The Iranian authorities must urgently halt the scheduled execution this Sunday of a teenager who was just 15 years old at the time of his arrest, said Amnesty International. Alireza Tajiki, now 19 …

Diala Brisly: Paintings of hope for Syria’s children – BBC News

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Danish imam urges govt to accept child marriages among refugees

rt.com – Imam Oussama El-Saadi, of the Aarhus mosque in Denmark, said that child brides should be looked at from a “different perspective.” “It is an extraordinary humanitarian situation, and I think you ha…

Giving Global Citizens Confidence in the UN

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Greece / Migrant crisis: UN expert launches follow-up visit to assess impact on human rights

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ohchr.org – GENEVA (9 May 2016) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, will visit Greece from 12 to 16 May 2016 to gather information on the complex manageme…

The Missing Men in Violence Against Women

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worldbank.org – The time has come to shift our thinking and approach.  We need to turn our attention to the behavior and motivations of the men and ask a different set of questions. What is going on with the men w…

The UNDP’s take on the humanitarian-development nexus and #WHS16

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devex.com – Questions about how best to shrink the gap between humanitarian relief and development are nothing new. Twenty years ago, when Izumi Nakamitsu, who is now the director of the United Nations Develop…

French leaders backtrack on support for UNESCO resolution on Temple Mount – Jewish World News

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haaretz.com – French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday lamented his country’s vote in favor of a controversial UNESCO resolution on the Temple Mount, saying its wording was “unfortunate and clumsy” and shou…

ISIS’s Unprecedented Campaign Promoting Sinai

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huffingtonpost.com – In an unprecedented move, the Islamic State launched an extensive coordinated campaign in which 14 of its “provinces” (regional divisions) released propaganda videos promoting Egyptian affiliate Wi…

Let The Fire Burn, And Ferguson

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Here’s How a Trump Presidency Could Actually Happen

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theatlantic.com – Elections are always clearer in retrospect than they appeared in prospect. So I thought it might be interesting to imagine the column a pundit like me might write next year, to explain an upset vic…

Gen. Lori Robinson becomes first woman to lead top-tier U.S. combat command

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Wikileaks revela supuestas reuniones de Temer con funcionarios de EU en Brasil

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La justicia mexicana afirma que los 43 normalistas fueron ejecutados

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internacional.elpais.com – Los 43 normalistas del Estado mexicano de Guerrero desaparecidos desde el 26 de septiembre de 2014 no fueron víctimas de desaparición forzada sino ejecutados, afirmaron jueces federales en una seri…

‘Lesser evil is not a solution’: Green Party candidates debate on RT America

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rt.com – Three out of five candidates for the party’s presidential nomination – Jill Stein, Kent Mesplay and Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry – joined RT America’s Tyrel Ventura, Tabetha Wallace an…

Gaza red carpet event ‘mirrors Cannes Film Festival’ – AJE News

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Iran Sends Afghan Refugees Off to Jihad in Syria | Clarion Project

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David Miliband wants work rights for refugees – BBC News

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Almost 200 refugees on Nauru arrested as police crack down on peaceful protests

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theguardian.com – Almost 200 refugees, including several children, have been arrested on Nauru for protesting in the island’s capital, as video has emerged showing refugees being assaulted as they protested peaceful…

Poland Refuses To Accept Any Refugees “As They Pose A Threat To Security”, Will Not Comply With European “Blackmail”

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zerohedge.com – Seemingly unfazed by the recent European Commission proposal to punish countries which refuse to comply with “fair” refugee allocation quotas with fines as high as €250,000 per asylum seeker, the h…

Up in smoke: 45 arson attacks carried out on refugee centers in Germany in 2016

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rt.com – Holger Munch, president of the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), revealed the alarming statistics.  “This year there have already been 45 arson cases at refugee centers,” Munch said in a…

The Palestinians of Yarmouk and the shameful silence when Israel is not to blame | Mehdi Hasan

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Life as a North Korean Refugee

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Mission accomplished for refugees? Think again

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Palestinian refugees mark 68th Nakba Day in Haifa – Days of Palestine

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Burundi Refugees Tell of New Horrors

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Hackers, lawmaker put reporters at risk in Ukraine

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UN News – UN refugee agency reports some 1,000 refugees and migrants rescued off Italian coast

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Palestinian Refugees in Gaza Recall, ‘Torn Bodies’ and Long for Return – Palestine Chronicle

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Odilon Redon – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Egypt’s Atlantis: Amazing artifacts from ancient underwater world go on display (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

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Edward Hopper: Realismo americano del siglo XX y Escuela Ashcan – Trianarts

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5 Signs You Need to Hire a Social Media Manager

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No 3-D Printer? Try This Compact Machine, Powered By Your Own Vacuum

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Hemingway’s Advice on Writing, Ambition, the Art of Revision, and His Reading List of Essential Books for Aspiring Writers

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VOTE for HEROES – Bournemouth

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America’s Best Cities for Italian Food

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‘The Buddha Said All Were Equal’: Thailand’s Female Monks Fight for Recognition | Broadly

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Psycho-social assessments help address needs of women and girls in Fiji

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Zoe Saldana: Why Our Children Need Us to Rally for Change – Global Moms Challenge

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globalmomschallenge.org – Every time you ‘like’ and share this post, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 (per social action), up to $350,000, via the Global Moms Relay, to help improve the health and well-being of families wor…

Period Shaming in India Must Stop

huffingtonpost.com – Author of “Menstrupedia Comic,” Aditi Gupta, discusses how her children’s book will end the humiliation girls and women in India are faced with for menstruating. Growing up in India is far tougher …

(Not So) Fearsome Two-Headed Dragon

ripleys.com – Back in March, we introduced you to Toby the Two-Nosed Dog. He was the latest find of Todd Ray with the Venice Beach Freakshow. Toby’s doing great, but it looks like his status as the newest additi…

How patience can be a better balm for trauma than resilience – Samira Thomas | Aeon Essays

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aeon.co – In the Gardens of Babur in the Afghan city of Kabul stands a tree. It is now a bullet-riddled trunk in a garden originally built by the founder of the Mughal Empire. When the Taliban ruled Kabul, m…

The air is teeming with Picasso’s molecules

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architectsjournal.co.uk – MONDAY An international meta-competition exploring the perception of human imagination has been announced by the World Federation of Plasmic Artistry. Thank God I renewed my subscription last month…

Crazy Tokyo: 5 of The Best Theme Restaurants In Tokyo!

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notquitenigella.com – Some of my favourite ever memories are of living in Tokyo. If a city were to be a map of my mind it would probably reflect Tokyo with burrows, people and stories lodged in every crevice. It is a ci…

Food in Your City: Exploring Tokyo’s Culinary Scene

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foodabletv.com – On the opposite side, in terms of the finished product, is Japan’s uprise of more modern approaches to culinary consumption, interpretation, and presentation. Take Le Musée, for example. While this…

The Debate: Is NAS whisky the enemy? | Scotch Whisky

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scotchwhisky.com – Six years ago, the message from the Scotch whisky industry – or at least from Chivas Brothers – was that ‘Age Matters… Look for the number. Know the age. Know whisky.’ Today, with warehouses runnin…

The Very First Color Photographs of the United States

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mymodernmet.com – You’re looking at some of the very first color photographs of North America! A fascinating new photography book called An American Odyssey opens the archive of the Detroit Photographic Company to r…

Carsten WITTEN

catherinelarosepoesiaearte.blogspot.com – ‘Io ho te Fandango leccata di piacere falena sospesa della notte in randagio sospetto…’ ~  Catherine La Rose ~ Carsten Witte born in Hamburg Germany in 1964, Studies of Visual Arts and Photograph…

22 ways to spot a Californian in NYC

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timeout.com – New York City is full of transplants who hail from all parts of the country and the world. It’s easy to spot the noobs, but even once they learn the lingo, there are a few kinds of non-natives that…

“El socialismo no es una idea mala; la mala era la versión rusa”: Svetlana Alexiévich

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elespectador.com – Dice estar cansada de sí misma después de viajar mucho, tras obtener el Premio Nobel de Literatura en 2015. Sin embargo, la bielorrusa Svetlana Alexiévich ofreció este viernes en Barcelona una larg…

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Cuban refugees arriving in El Paso getting lost

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drudgetoday.com – The first wave of what could become thousands of Cuban refugees have begun arriving in El Paso. Four thousand expected in the next two weeks. KFOX14 discovered refugees are arriving confused and lo…

Here’s How To Use Social Media At Each Stage Of Your Career

fastcompany.com – You already know social media is a handy job-search tool. You dutifully update your LinkedIn account and scrub your Facebook profile of incriminating photos. But what you might not realize is that …

steampunktendencies

steampunktendencies.com – 2 311 notes Reblog This tielilyan-blog a reblogué ce billet depuis off-with-the-faeries prettygrowlface a ajouté ce billet à ses coups de cœur redligar a ajouté ce billet à ses coups de cœur blind-…

To Paint Is to Love Again: Henry Miller on Art, How Hobbies Enrich Us, and Why Good Friends Are Essential for Creative Work

brainpickings.org – One particularly icy winter day not too long ago, I reluctantly retired my bike, took the subway into Manhattan, and gave up my seat to a kindly woman a few decades my senior. We struck up a conver…

20 Minuten – «Flüchtlinge, spendet für arme Schweizer Kinder» – News

20min.ch – Die Regelung, dass Flüchtlingen in der Schweiz Geld und Wertsachen abgenommen werden, welche einen Wert von 1000 Franken übersteigen, hat international für Aufsehen gesorgt. Unter anderem berichtet…

The Badass Thing *Game of Thrones*’ Daenerys Targaryen Wears Under Every. Single. Dress.

glamour.com – When watching Game of Thrones from a fashion perspective, it’s easy to get swept up in the glam—the sweeping gowns, the rich fabrics, the capes. Costume director Michele Clapton is the one tasked w…

NACCHO Women’s Health News Alert : Aboriginal women’s lives really do matter

nacchocommunique.com – “Lynette was battered, bruised and ultimately destroyed by men’s violence. It was ended by the most obscene disregard for her humanity. The system did not protect her and justice has not been done….

More than 20 latin superstars perfom in Miami for Ecuador Earthquake survivors

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latinamerica.undp.org – Miami, May 12, 2016 – For the first time ever, more than 20 Latin music artists gathered in Miami yesterday to perform in a star-studded benefit concert to support the earthquake-affected in Ecuado…

The deeper meaning of things: Does Everything Really Happen For A Reason – Magnificent Truths

magnificenttruths.com – We hear it all the time, that catch-all spiritual cliché that’s supposed to provide consolation when things go terribly wrong in our lives: “I know it sucks that your home just went up in flames, b…

✿ George TSUI ✿

catherinelarosepoesiaearte.blogspot.com – ‘Inutile celi i tuoi occhi dietro i miei ti copri d’inganno ogni volta è solo affanno… Farmi notare e lanciarti cupidi sguardi di tormento mentre fuori c’è un vento che strappa le foglie folla l’…

Here’s a list of 245 movies directed by women, on Netflix right now

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qz.com – If you’re looking for a way to help combat gender discrimination in Hollywood, try watching movies directed by women. A network of female filmmakers called Film Fatales has compiled a list of all o…

Summer Reading Recommendations: a Dive Into Young Adult Fiction

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edutopia.org – If you’re looking for some good summer reads, consider diving into the world of young adult fiction. For those of you who teach grades six to nine, these novels will equip you with reading recommen…

Fempads Bring Freedom to Women and Girls in Rural DR Congo

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asafeworldforwomen.org – FEMpads are made and sent by a generous UK citizen named Sharon Multani-colebrook. “Sharon has been a good mother for all of us…  she is making our hearts feel at peace, feel loved.” – COFAPRI me…

Q&A: Ex-Mayor Michael Nutter recalls the night Amtrak 188 derailed in Philly

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billypenn.com – In many ways Michael Nutter became the face of the Amtrak 188 crash. The train derailed a year ago tonight at Frankford Junction, late in his second term as mayor. Hours after the crash, Nutter rac…

The forgotten philosophers

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kjonnsforskning.no – “It is often thought that feminist philosophy emerged in the 1960s, but we can see a connection from the anonymous philosopher ‘Sophia’ in the 1770s, via Mary Wollstonecraft, Harriet Taylor and Sim…

Ronan Farrow escribe columna contra su padre Woody Allen por abusar de su hermana

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sinembargo.mx – Cannes (Francia), 14 de mayo (EFE).- Aprovechando que Woody Allen inauguraba el Festival de Cannes con su nueva película, su hijo Ronan Farrow cargó de nuevo contra él por los supuestos abusos come…

Sapulpa senior denied request to wear traditional Native American moccasins to graduation

kjrh.com – SAPULPA, Okla. – Many are confused after a senior’s request to wear cultural clothing to her graduation was denied. Liseanne Yazzie is a senior at Sapulpa High School and instead of wearing heels o…

From Yirrkala to catwalks: Meet NT’s entrant for Miss World

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abc.net.au – When a model manager spotted Yirrkala-born Maminydjama Maymuru getting cash out of a Darwin city ATM in 2014, it was almost a cliché opening from a plucked-from-obscurity supermodel success story. …

Cannes Review: ‘American Honey’ Proves Andrea Arnold is One of the Best Working Filmmakers and Finds a Breakout Star in Sasha Lane

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indiewire.com – With only four movies in 10 years, director Andrea Arnold has developed a rich filmography that other filmmakers spend decades trying to accumulate. The former actor has made her name with a delica…

Theater Listings for May 13-19

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nytimes.com – ★ ‘Bright Star’ Steve Martin (yes, that one) and Edie Brickell provide the gorgeous bluegrass score for this gentle-spirited, romantic musical about love, loss and redemption in the South of the 19…

James Corden Needed Carpool Karaoke as His Late-Night Staple

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variety.com – James Corden doesn’t need a script or a set of writers to impress audience members — his natural charisma and humor shined during his “The Late Late Show with James Corden” FYC panel at the El Port…

New President of Brazil, Michel Temer, Signals More Conservative Shift

nytimes.com – The contrasts could not be more glaring. Ms. Rousseff, 68, was a former operative in an urban guerrilla group. She was tortured during the military dictatorship and eventually rose to lead the boar…

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