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In 2008, Outside the Wire, a theater company, began productions of Sophocles' Ajax and Philoctetes to audiences of soldiers and marines returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. And whither must I go? What end, what purpose Could urge thee to it? I am nothing,...
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Monday, September 22, 2014
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The final film in the Atlas Shrugged trilogy (previously) is now in theaters and the reaction has been a stupendous... meh. The first film debuted over three years ago (on April 15th) and starred the future Piper Chapman as protagonist Dagny Taggart....
From: MetaFilter | By: AlonzoMosleyFBI | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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"Why do so many poor people eat junk food, fail to budget properly, show no ambition? Linda Tirado knew exactly why... because she was one of them. Bonus: Q&A with Tirado. Here's where it all started, and here's the Huffpo follow-up....
From: MetaFilter | By: turbid dahlia | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Ten years ago today saw the English launch of a quirky Japanese puzzler, a sleeper hit that would go down as one of the most endearing, original, and gleefully weird gaming stories of the 2000s: Katamari Damacy. Its fever-dream plot has the record-scratching,...
From: MetaFilter | By: Rhaomi | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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"At best, the lines for iPhones are undignified. This film by @CaseyNeistat shows they can be sad & creepy, too." SLYT via @ihnatko....
From: MetaFilter | By: eugenen | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Photographer Vanessa Ahlsborn's Machete Project "is an ongoing portrait and object archive that showcases the diversity of this blade style and the beauty of its users. Despite their fearsome reputation in western news media and popular culture, the...
From: MetaFilter | By: Dip Flash | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Stanley Kubrick's Photos of New York Life in the 40s....
From: MetaFilter | By: Room 641-A | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Should Airplanes Be Flying Themselves? William Langewiesche examines the ways in which airplane automation, entrenched cockpit culture, and difficult flying conditions led to the 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447, resulting in 228 deaths. Langewiesche...
From: MetaFilter | By: Sheydem-tants | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Scotland's young, feisty yes generation has nowhere to go Scottish politics has been about class, community, land and nation. But the working-class youth of Clydeside found themselves cut adrift from these traditional markers. This is a generation born...
From: MetaFilter | By: Nevin | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Frog TV...
From: MetaFilter | By: alms | Monday, September 22, 2014
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The Atlantic pulls back the partition on Hollywood, Health, and Society, a CDC-funded clearinghouse for popular media to better understand modern medicine - and modern medical legislation like the Affordable Care Act....
From: MetaFilter | By: NoxAeternum | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Spoiler Alert You were warned....
From: MetaFilter | By: cjorgensen | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Yelling Cat wants something. A cat to human translation reveals what it is. [Previously, Via]...
From: MetaFilter | By: homunculus | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Vice interviews the shit out of Ben Carr, full-time dancer for the Mighty Mighty Bosstones since 1983....
From: MetaFilter | By: prize bull octorok | Monday, September 22, 2014
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When I won, as a high school junior, a state-wide essay writing competition, I was invited with sundry other academic winners to a celebration at the capitol. Rick Perry was to preside. All of us — champions in debate, calculus, physics, music, literary...
From: MetaFilter | By: ennui.bz | Monday, September 22, 2014
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After two decades of very little activity (with one notable exception), Pink Floyd has announced that a new album, titled The Endless River, will be released in November. Arriving in a variety of formats with the now-obligatory bonus tracks and multimedia...
From: MetaFilter | By: gern | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Anthology of the Best Short Stories [via mefi projects] Further background explanation from the Anthologist and Copyeditor, MeFi's own dances_with_sneetches: When I first came across the article, I thought, I'd like to read these. Yes, the stories are...
From: MetaFilter | By: joseph conrad is fully awesome | Monday, September 22, 2014
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The Solace of Oblivion by Jeffrey Toobin [The New Yorker] "In Europe, the right to be forgotten trumps the Internet."...
From: MetaFilter | By: Fizz | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Ten years ago today, LOST premiered on ABC. EOnline posts an interview with Damon Lindelof, about the show's legacy. Lost 10 year anniversary: The manliest moments "Lost" Castaways Then And Now "Don't lose hope! Return of Lost is likely says executive...
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Hieroglyphic Being (Jamal Moss), head of Mathematics Records, is an old school Chicago House DJ who jams together a messy clump of styles to try to keep things "giddy, impatient and unpredictable." Sun Ra, Peter Gabriel, Native American chants, Brian...
From: MetaFilter | By: Going To Maine | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Whoever saves a life - In a war with many villains, these are the good guys. Earlier this month Khaled Hajjo and the majority of the Hanano team were briefly arrested by a rebel brigade in the city, and then forced to flee to Turkey....
From: MetaFilter | By: TheProudAardvark | Monday, September 22, 2014
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The Little-Known Story of How The Shawshank Redemption Became One of the Most Beloved Films of All Time...
From: MetaFilter | By: Combustible Edison Lighthouse | Monday, September 22, 2014
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[Vice News Video] Women across America who are seeking abortions are accidentally booking appointments at crisis pregnancy centers—pro-life, government-funded religious centers that don't provide abortions, but instead try to talk women out of terminating...
From: MetaFilter | By: St. Peepsburg | Monday, September 22, 2014
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An international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) is a unique number, usually fifteen digits, associated with Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) and Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) network mobile phone users. An IMSI catcher...
From: MetaFilter | By: T.D. Strange | Monday, September 22, 2014
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"There is not one person in prison in Iraq who has not been subjected to some kind of abuse." "I want people to consider, what if that happened to your family member?" Selected portraits of Iraqi victims of US torture. Their faces and their stories,...
From: MetaFilter | By: blankdawn | Monday, September 22, 2014
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I had a stroke at 33—On New Year's Eve 2007, a clot blocked one half of my brain from the other. My reality would never be the same again. see also the author's blog on her stroke...
From: MetaFilter | By: and they trembled before her fury | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Dallas County, TX, considers banning live visits for jail inmates and switching to for-pay videoconferencing service. However, other communities have already installed the system by jail-telecom-for-profit experts, Securus. In fact, Dallas County, TX,...
From: MetaFilter | By: Mike Mongo | Monday, September 22, 2014
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What's that you say? You like to read movie and music related lists on the Internet? Well here you go: The Movies' 50 Greatest Pop Music Moments from the folks at The Dissolve....
From: MetaFilter | By: AlonzoMosleyFBI | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Alaskan television reporter quits on-air in spectacular fashion Charlo Greene (apparently her real name) quit her job on-air, after outing herself as the owner of the marijuana exchange on which she was reporting....
From: MetaFilter | By: Optamystic | Monday, September 22, 2014
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This might explain why I have a special weakness for Cuban Sci-Fi in particular. Cuba is the only country in the Spanish-speaking word that has built itself—for better or worse—following a scientific model. My weakness, for the most part, has been...
From: MetaFilter | By: MartinWisse | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Emma Watson, in her position as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, has delivered an excellent speech on feminism to the United Nations. Part 1. Part 2....
From: MetaFilter | By: Quilford | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Moving the Mexican BorderThe whole point of setting the border between Mexico and the United States at the deepest channel of the Rio Grande was that the river was not supposed to move. That was the thinking in 1848 [...] The EL Paso Times has a photo...
From: MetaFilter | By: Joe in Australia | Monday, September 22, 2014
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John Luther Adams is a classical composer living in Alaska. His piece Become Ocean won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music. It was commissioned by the Seattle Symphony and premiered there in mid-2013. Carnegie Hall hosted that same orchestra for a performance...
From: MetaFilter | By: hippybear | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Fans of nonsense will be sad to learn that there are only three episodes in the web series Drunk Judge Judy. But what episodes they are! 1, 2 and 3....
From: MetaFilter | By: jbickers | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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"It was always assumed that V-formation flight was learned from the adult birds. But these guys are all the same age and they learned to fly from a human in a microlight. They learned V-formation flying from each other. National Geographic reports on...
From: MetaFilter | By: paleyellowwithorange | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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When the champion of adult culture is portrayed, even by himself, as an old curmudgeon yelling at the kids to get off his lawn, it suggests that this adult culture is one of the unfortunate but necessary costs of coming into adulthood. We give up the...
From: MetaFilter | By: shivohum | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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MALKOVICH, MALKOVICH, MALKOVICH: HOMAGE TO PHOTOGRAPHIC MASTERS by Sandro...
From: MetaFilter | By: davidstandaford | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Texting can be a real pain in the neck (and what to do about it)...
From: MetaFilter | By: aniola | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Sentenced in a Swedish court, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg gets extradited to Denmark to stand trial for another case of system intrusion. Mefi's Own, Jacob Applebaum has some choice words after his testimony in the Danish court. the Swedish security services...
From: MetaFilter | By: xcasex | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Alex Ross on The Classical Cloud. Here is a link to the Ionarts website mentioned in the article. (There are a lot of previously's for Alex Ross - you're on your own.)...
From: MetaFilter | By: wittgenstein | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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R.I.P., the Vincent Price of podcasts Lawrence Santoro (old but useful site), writer, director, and actor, passed this July. But he might be best known for his work as a podcaster, most notably through his Tales to Terrify. Other writers and podcasters...
From: MetaFilter | By: doctornemo | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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SIMILO. "2065. The entire planet is hit by the effects of climate change. One of the few places that remain habitable is Antarctica, where corporations have built private cities. Hebe and Ciro get back together again. She is looking for love. He is searching...
From: MetaFilter | By: homunculus | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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"Okay, the old man in the tavern tells you, 'Many years ago the powerful sage known as Mefi's own Lore collected much wisdom about the sundry monsters of which the elders taught of us in the Monster Manual. Lore's annotations to the work came in the...
From: MetaFilter | By: ricochet biscuit | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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"This country, when it was ever known on the global stage under the union, was associated with tragedy, in terrible events like Lockerbie and Dunblane; it's now synonymous with real people power. Forget Bannockburn or the Scottish Enlightenment, the...
From: MetaFilter | By: joseph conrad is fully awesome | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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9 conversations from a pop-up photo studio in San Diego...
From: MetaFilter | By: Librarypt | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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On Friday, 32 guards who were employees of the Florida Department of Corrections were fired; all were accused of being associated with the deaths of inmates at four state prisons. "The union representing the state's corrections officers, however, says...
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed. Caruana started the tournament with a win, then another. Then another. And another. And another. At the halfway mark, when each player had faced all five of his opponents...
From: MetaFilter | By: Golden Eternity | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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A lot of folks are familiar with the "trouble right here in River City" refrain of the song, but when you look at this double echo of cultural fretting — 50 years plus 50 years on — it serves as an impressive reminder that nothing, nothing, is new...
From: MetaFilter | By: MartinWisse | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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The story of Dr Zhivago's publication is, like the novel itself, a cat's cradle, an eternal zigzag of plotlines, coincidences, inconsistencies and maddening disappearances. The book was always destined to become a 'succès de scandale', in Berlin's words,...
From: MetaFilter | By: Kattullus | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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20 Fun Facts about Hex Grids!...
From: MetaFilter | By: Sebmojo | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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