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November 17, 2011

Keith Gessen Arrested 0

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n+1 co-editor Keith Gessen was arrested in the midst of today’s Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. This video depicts part of the scene; he is the first seated man to be pulled away by police. This video depicts him making a statement (in handcuffs) at the 5:05 mark. (via)

November 17, 2011

Ask a Grown Woman 0

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High school girls “Ask a Grown Woman” what it’s like to date someone of the same gender. The answer is surprisingly honest.

November 17, 2011

Advice from a Man-Bear 0

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Gary Socquet over at The Nervous Breakdown has published an online advice column, answered by a part-man, part-bear. (via)

November 17, 2011

Wollstonecraft Image Beamed onto Palace 1

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Mary Wollstonecraft’s image was beamed onto the Palace of Westminster during Wednesday’s rush hour to raise money for another image – the first ever statue of the author of A Vindication of the Rights of Women.

November 17, 2011

Outrage 0

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Barry Ritholtz, the godfather of financial blogging (and not your typical Occupy Wall Street protester) calls the U.S. a “corporate monarchy” and wonders “Why have the Europeans figured out they are getting screwed, and we haven’t?“

November 17, 2011

The Truth About ‘The Truth About Marie’ 0

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There’s a lesson in this that might be too awful for us to want to learn, which is that death takes from us not just our lives, but also our right to insist upon a particular version of those lives.

November 16, 2011

2011 National Book Award Winners Announced 1

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A novel that’s “gritty, loamy and alive” takes home the fiction prize.

November 16, 2011

The True Face of the Earth 0

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As Le Petit Prince author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said, “The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth.” Perhaps that can be extrapolated for satellites, too. Either way, if this incredible, orbital HD Vimeo footage doesn’t move you, then I don’t know what could.

November 16, 2011

NowTrends Now Digital 0

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Karl Taro Greenfeld‘s story collection, NowTrends, is out this week. For a sample of Greenfeld’s writing, I recommend checking out “Tincture — Part One” at Five Chapters. It’s also worth noting that several other Short Flight / Long Drive books, such as Adam Novy‘s excellent Avian Gospels, are now available as e-books for the first […]

November 16, 2011

Back to the Future 1

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Photographer Irina Werning‘s “Back to the Future” series recreated and updated various childhood portraits. Its sequel, “Back to the Future II“, is just as awesome. (Note: One or two images per series are NSFW)