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If there is any justice in the world, this will revolutionize the way you consume Supreme Court news. Fed up with the Supreme Court's refusal to allow cameras at oral arguments, John Oliver has proposed an alternative to existing television coverage...
From: MetaFilter | By: heisenberg | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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"Hair work mourning jewelry served as a sentimental and tangible memorial to the deceased. In the late 1700s, hair work started to become professionalized, but tradesmen were soon deemed untrustworthy. Customers would send the hair of a loved one by...
From: MetaFilter | By: jessamyn | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Lydia is a black Canadian queer femme and in-betweeny who writes about fashion for Autostraddle. Rosariummm sews herself adorable crop tops and throws the cutest cat parties ever. Chelsea has a wicked sense of humor and gives dating advice....
From: MetaFilter | By: Juliet Banana | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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At 10AM Mountain Time on Tuesday, October 21, Wyoming began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The U.S. Supreme Court had announced its decision to "let stand appeals court rulings allowing same-sex marriage in five states," including Wyoming,...
From: MetaFilter | By: nicebookrack | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Ladies and gentleman, by way of introduction, this is a film about trickery, fraud, about lies. Tell it by the fireside or in a marketplace or in a movie, almost any story is almost certainly some kind of lie. But not this time. This is a promise. For...
From: MetaFilter | By: DirtyOldTown | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Russell Edson was a prose poet whose poetry had the "the sustained wackiness of old Warner Brothers cartoons." When he passed away this year Charles Simic wrote in appreciation of his work, as did J. Robert Lennon, whose article included two audio clips...
From: MetaFilter | By: Kattullus | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Louise Bourgeois Peels an Orange. A short film about her father, a little girl, and an orange....
From: MetaFilter | By: R. Mutt | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Playboy models from Miss March 1954 to Miss January 1979 on meeting the male gaze then—and now. (NSFW!) "There is, according to Playboy magazine's official style guide, no such thing as a former Playmate." At the invitation of New York magazine, Dolores...
From: MetaFilter | By: GrammarMoses | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The official full-length trailer for Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron has landed...
From: MetaFilter | By: The Whelk | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Over a period of 18 years, 3100 students at The University of North Carolina were afforded the opportunity to pad their GPA by taking classes that had no actual requirements, and never even met. Over 1/2 the students were athletes, who without the help...
From: MetaFilter | By: COD | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Antonio Gaudi [YouTube] a 1984 Japanese documentary film by Hiroshi Teshigahara about the works of Antoni Gaudi. In the film the director visits the buildings including houses in Barcelona and the Sagrada Família. The Village Voice wrote a review describing...
From: MetaFilter | By: Fizz | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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USB-to-serial chip manufacturer FTDI has deployed a new version of their Windows device driver, with a small bug: it doesn't work with many Arduinos and is damaging devices that used to work. Turns out that it isn't a bug -- FTDI's new driver is deliberately...
From: MetaFilter | By: autopilot | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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"Wonder why Atlantic City is failing? The better question, the one asked by people who know the town: Why did anyone think it would ever succeed?"...
From: MetaFilter | By: ActionPopulated | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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South African artist and activist Gabrielle Le Roux is in San Francisco for the first time to show the "Proudly African & Transgender" portrait and story series she co-created with trans* activists from Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana,...
From: MetaFilter | By: Lexica | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Blake Mills is a Venice Beach-based guitarist who combines lo-fi folk with smart pop-rock song craft. Described by Eric clapton as "the last guitarist I heard that I thought was phenomenal" Premier Guitar interview (long), Rolling Stone interview, soundcloud:...
From: MetaFilter | By: Lanark | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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A review of the uncomfortable, colonialist-islander RPG, Dog Eat Dog...
From: MetaFilter | By: michaelh | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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It's been a big couple of months for very large (and very strange) theropod dinosaurs. The eight-foot-long arms of Deinocheirus mirificus were discovered in the Gobi in 1965 and the animal has remained a source of speculation since then. Now a team of...
From: MetaFilter | By: brundlefly | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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How to peel an orange....
From: MetaFilter | By: Room 641-A | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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"A hypocrite knows right from wrong; they know they sin when they sin," Chmielarz said. "They find excuses for these sins just like we find excuses to mow down another hundred enemies in a video game. And even though they don't follow it, deep down they...
From: MetaFilter | By: jbickers | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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In the Billfold: a tale of a day-long tryout for an early stage startup, the author dubs The Start-up From Hell. The COO responds in Valleywag, "While it posted today (October 21), the article [...] relates to an experience she says she had 15 months...
From: MetaFilter | By: Potomac Avenue | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The APA Grapples with Its Torture Demons: Six Questions for Nathaniel Raymond Blowing the Whistle on Torture from Beyond the Grave Psychology Group Objects To Book's Portrayal Of Its Role In Post-9/11 Torture America's Torture Doctors...
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Joe Archibold, 12, is hunting for a specific polo shirt. He has a little less than a year to find it, and he needs your help. It has blue, white and gray stripes and a blue collar, and it's pretty much the best shirt ever. Joe has the same shirt in size...
From: MetaFilter | By: aka burlap | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Seven years after American security contractors killed 14 unarmed Iraqis by firing machine guns and grenades into a Baghdad traffic circle, a jury in Washington on Wednesday convicted all four Blackwater Worldwide guards charged in the incident on at...
From: MetaFilter | By: Johnny Wallflower | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The Canadian Parliament and several blocks of Downtown Ottawa are unlocked down following shootings inside Parliament Hill and at the War Memorial a block away. A soldier at the memorial was shot. One shooter is dead inside Centre Block of Parliament...
From: MetaFilter | By: dry white toast | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Tim Hauser, founder of the jazz vocal group The Manhattan Transfer, has died at the age of 72. He formed the first iteration of the band in 1973, assembled while he was driving a cab in New York City. Named for John Dos Passos' iconic novel Manhattan...
From: MetaFilter | By: PussKillian | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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After seven years of litigation, the New York Civil Liberties Union has announced a settlement in Hurrell-Harring v. New York, which will reform the way in which low income criminal defendants are represented in court. The class action lawsuit, which...
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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What It's Like To Be Stoned At The Grocery Store (Buzzfeed video)...
From: MetaFilter | By: Nevin | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Rhnull blood was first described in 1961, in an Aboriginal Australian woman. Until then, doctors had assumed that an embryo missing all Rh blood cell antigens would not survive, let alone grow into a normal, thriving adult. By 2010, nearly five decades...
From: MetaFilter | By: Chrysostom | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Getting a double G on Trumpet (SLYT, stupid trick)...
From: MetaFilter | By: plinth | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The BBC looks back on the Free Schools movement There would be no timetable, no compulsory lessons, no uniform, no hierarchy. Teachers would be called by their first names. The children would make up the rules and decide what they wanted to learn. There'd...
From: MetaFilter | By: frimble | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Hayley Campbell: nobody cares about you writing a novel....
From: MetaFilter | By: MartinWisse | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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It is easy to think of woodlands as wild places, but in the UK and Europe, most have been carefully managed for centuries. If you visit an ancient woodland in Europe at this time of year, you may well see small areas where the trees are being cut down...
From: MetaFilter | By: joseph conrad is fully awesome | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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While volunteering for the Peace Corps in Ukraine in 2010, I contracted a severe version of drug-resistant tuberculosis. Two years of painful, isolating treatment taught me the vital role social media may play in finally eradicating this disease. Inconspicuous...
From: MetaFilter | By: Joe in Australia | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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"But having survived myself, what I want to do now is help other victims of the shame game survive too. I want to put my suffering to good use and give purpose to my past." Monica Lewinsky gives her first major public speech to speak out against online...
From: MetaFilter | By: iamkimiam | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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OCTOBER 22 IS INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY!!! EVERY YEAR WE GET TOGETHER AND MAKE SALMON FOR TOAST, EVERY YEAR WE GET A CROCKETY BLOAT, EVERY YEAR WE GET DRUNK ON THE DOCKS, AND EVERY YEAR WE HAVE SEX WITH OUR CAPS LOCKS!!!!...
From: MetaFilter | By: eyeballkid | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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A Cool Book Review By A Hip Writer Who Has Definitely Had Sex...
From: MetaFilter | By: NoraReed | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Rëdrüm (some assembly required)...
From: MetaFilter | By: a lungful of dragon | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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I tend to spend months on a piece here and there, but once this one got in my blood, I couldn't stop. It all started with the Cyberdemon by Reaper Miniatures my friend Chris Fields gave be back in 2004. After doing a paint job on it back then I wanted...
From: MetaFilter | By: griphus | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Figuring out some of the more obscure references in an episode of MST3k is a labor of love for some devoted fans. The folks over at The Annotated MST3k (previously) have been at it for eleven years now and have 113 episodes completely annotated. But...
From: MetaFilter | By: AlonzoMosleyFBI | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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You may know Rob Cantor for his work with Tally Hall (previously), or for his hit meme-song Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf (also previously), for which a new, amazing video was released today, or for the time he faked a bunch of celebrity impressions (previously...
From: MetaFilter | By: Itaxpica | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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"Fireproof" is the new music video from San Francisco pop group The Tropics. It features an enjoyable, upbeat, punchy song with a vibrant vocal from lead vocalist Claire George. Lighthearted, smile-inducing bonus: The video is also a spirited, shot-by-shot...
From: MetaFilter | By: paleyellowwithorange | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Mystery photos from CERN's history...
From: MetaFilter | By: Confess, Fletch | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The entire 10 movie 'Halloween' series in two minutes....
From: MetaFilter | By: The Whelk | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Keene, New Hampshire tried to set a new world record for most pumpkins carved at their 2014 Pumpkin Festival, but failed to reach their goal. Instead, the news coverage of the Pumpkin Festival is for the vaguely related mayhem that erupted in neighborhoods...
From: MetaFilter | By: filthy light thief | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Legendary science fiction writer Ursula Le Guin blogs about her 85th birthday. For those who don't already know about her, here's a Wikipedia selected bibiography. For those who do, here's an Appreciation of Le Guin following her receiving the National...
From: MetaFilter | By: aught | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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For the upcoming digitally restored theatrical re-release of Kubrick's classic Sci-Fi film, 2001: A Space Odyssey (previously, and previously) a beautiful new trailer for the movie has been put together by the British Film Institute. Via Polygon....
From: MetaFilter | By: codacorolla | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Following a record-breaking $750 million syndication deal with parent company Fox, the FXX network most recently made headlines back in August with its twelve-day marathon of Every. Simpsons. Ever. But that was just the prelude to the real deal launching...
From: MetaFilter | By: Rhaomi | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Cooking the Books "Cooking the Books is an internet cooking show hosted by Emily Gould in which she invites famous authors into her kitchen to make food inspired by their books." Episode 1 - Bennett Madison Episode 2 - Amy Sohn Episode 3 - Anna Jane...
From: MetaFilter | By: Fizz | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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A man who was completely paralysed from the waist down can walk again after a British-funded surgical breakthrough which offers hope to millions of people who are disabled by spinal cord injuries. Polish surgeons used nerve-supporting cells from the...
From: MetaFilter | By: Jakey | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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What is a work of art in the age of $120,000 art degrees? A new report (PDF) by activist collective BFAMFAPhD laments the shrinking job prospects and growing debt burden for art school graduates. Among their findings: 7 of the top 10 most expensive schools...
From: MetaFilter | By: overeducated_alligator | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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