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The first of a seven-part longish read article series from the Christian Science Monitor: How the push for gay rights is reshaping religious liberty in America As gay rights rapidly expand, some religious conservatives worry that their ability to live...
From: MetaFilter | By: hippybear | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Through Our Eyes gave disposable cameras to 100 homeless people in Spartanburg, South Carolina and asked them to take pictures of their lives....
From: MetaFilter | By: holyrood | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Verizon to Pay $4.8 Billion for Yahoo's Core Business [The New York Times] Yahoo was the front door to the web for an early generation of internet users, and its services still attract a billion visitors a month. But the internet is an unforgiving place...
From: MetaFilter | By: Fizz | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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We would have had to be told how it's not cute to call a short skirt or a tight dress "slutty" when you're writing about fashion. In fact, we were told. Just as we were told how to talk about people in a more respectful way while still providing some...
From: MetaFilter | By: psoas | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Victorian Women of Color: A Rare View — Photos of Women of Color from this era are hard to come by, especially "family" photographs. Sadly these beautiful and touching images go unnamed. A couple of these photos were taken when there was still slavery...
From: MetaFilter | By: Johnny Wallflower | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Marni Nixon, the Singing Voice Behind the Screen, Dies at 86. Marni Nixon was an American soprano and playback singer for featured actresses in movie musicals. She is best known for having dubbed the singing voices of the leading actresses in films,...
From: MetaFilter | By: Hermione Granger | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Why do human mothers spend so much energy manufacturing complex sugars (the third most plentiful ingredient in human milk) that babies can't even digest? Why do these complicated chemicals pass through the stomach and small intestine unharmed? What if...
From: MetaFilter | By: AceRock | Monday, July 25, 2016
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"Don't get me wrong. Not every burger or grilled cheese I eat is made with American cheese, and there are times when I'm happy with a slab of sharp cheddar, a slice of Comté, or a crumble of Roquefort on top. But if I had to pick one cheese to stock...
From: MetaFilter | By: Room 641-A | Monday, July 25, 2016
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The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, starts today. On the schedule, day one: AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) Caucus. "The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is comprised of Members of Congress...
From: MetaFilter | By: misskaz | Monday, July 25, 2016
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An interview with Jeff Louviere and Vanessa Brown, otherwise known as Louviere + Vanessa who created the album Resonantia which includes unique visualizations made by photographing water vibrating at the frequencies of musical notes. There is a twelve...
From: MetaFilter | By: Clinging to the Wreckage | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Fundamentalist theologian and rapture prophet Tim LaHaye, best known as the co-author of the Left Behind books, has passed away at the age of 90 after suffering a stroke....
From: MetaFilter | By: You Can't Tip a Buick | Monday, July 25, 2016
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"But it goes way beyond that. Some researchers claim that liberals aren't motivated by feeling of moral disgust, but I disagree. Liberals think incidents like these are disgusting. Racism is viscerally wrong, it's unacceptable, and it needs to stop."...
From: MetaFilter | By: The Whelk | Monday, July 25, 2016
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"Tristan Perich's Noise Patterns comes in a clear jewel case, but it isn't a CD. It's a small, matte-black circuit board. Powered by a watch battery, it produces a series of musical compositions built from the on/off operations on the minuscule chip...
From: MetaFilter | By: naju | Monday, July 25, 2016
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The BBC after the bomb. The BBC's War Book contains meticulous plans for the organisation's operations after a nuclear attack on the UK. Ordered to be destroyed after the end of the Soviet Union, a rebellious BBC official quietly transferred it to the...
From: MetaFilter | By: Devonian | Monday, July 25, 2016
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TalkingPointsMemo published an article describing the relationship between Trump and Russia over the weekend. The article pointed to a Washington Post discussion of Trump's financial ties with Russia, a NYTimes article which mentioned funding from 'questionable...
From: MetaFilter | By: el io | Monday, July 25, 2016
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PHANTASM Is DUNE...
From: MetaFilter | By: griphus | Monday, July 25, 2016
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The last VCR will be manufactured this month. If you'd like to relive the design of simpler days, there's VAULT OF VHS. If you'd like to keep your VCR in good shape, consult Samuel M. Goldwasser's Notes on the Troubleshooting and Repair of Video Cassette...
From: MetaFilter | By: zamboni | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Evidence of torture of children in custody in Australia. As seen on Australian television this evening. Australia has a history of both criminally abusing people in detention , and vilifying people who try to blow the whistle. The Forgotten Children:...
From: MetaFilter | By: taff | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Jack Monroe on being the face of austerity cooking, mental health, & coming out as transgender. Jack Monroe on the Blue, previously....
From: MetaFilter | By: Kitteh | Monday, July 25, 2016
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>lookDarkness moves differently underground.>exit is a dark, uneasy story by Jessica Hayworth, told in text adventure format and illustration. (* Contains a reference to suicide by jumping in front of a train.)...
From: MetaFilter | By: automatic cabinet | Monday, July 25, 2016
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At the top of the world a climate disaster is unfolding that will impact the lives of more than 1 billion people....
From: MetaFilter | By: smoke | Monday, July 25, 2016
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A collection of code samples in various programming languages demonstrating how to split a string into a collection of substrings using the phrase 'your grave' as a delimiter. It's hosted on GitHub so if your favorite language isn't supported, you can...
From: MetaFilter | By: suetanvil | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Beat That Wall, or "American Ninja Warrior" in Uneasy Times...
From: MetaFilter | By: AFABulous | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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In fact, I'm much stronger at thinking about food than I am at cooking it. And recently I started seeing patterns in our most successful dishes that suggested our hits weren't entirely random; there's a set of underlying laws that links them together....
From: MetaFilter | By: hilaryjade | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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First look at the new Star Trek ship, USS Discovery. Mirror for those who get the unavailable message. [via Reddit Star Trek sub. Threads 1, 2]...
From: MetaFilter | By: marienbad | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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McDonalds Let the Internet Create Their Own Burgers and Guess What Happened...
From: MetaFilter | By: Johnny Wallflower | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Dr Kate Granger has died at the age of 34, three years after a hospital stay with post-operative sepsis prompoted her to start the "Hello, my name is..." campaign. The campaign has now spread across the entire NHS, and out of this has also come the Kate...
From: MetaFilter | By: Vortisaur | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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The longest English word, pronounced. [SLYT]...
From: MetaFilter | By: OmieWise | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Waltzing Matilda is the bush ballad that introduced elements of Australian slang to generations of Americans. Instantly recognizable but less familiar is Waltjim Bat Matilda a version by Darwin-based indigenous singer Ali Mills. She's singing in Kriol,...
From: MetaFilter | By: layceepee | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Two years ago, an Italian Foo Fighters fan came up with a crazy idea to convince the Foo Fighters to play in his home town of Cesena, Italy - assembling 1000 musicians and make a video of them all playing "Learn to Fly.". One year ago, they released...
From: MetaFilter | By: EmpressCallipygos | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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This September, the 10th annual Great Salt Lick Contest will be held in Baker City, Oregon. There's also a short public radio piece on a past event, and a less frame-filled facebook image gallary of past winners....
From: MetaFilter | By: eotvos | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Nickelodeon is turning its 90s kids' game show Legends of the Hidden Temple into a movie....
From: MetaFilter | By: divabat | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Peter Staley was a 24 year-old banker at J.P. Morgan when he was diagnosed with AIDS in 1985. His brother, Jes, worked there as well. In a Q&A with Fortune, they discuss how their paths diverged,...
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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And I Will Kiss is the music to the Industrial Revolution (Pandemonium) sequence of the 2012 London Olympic Games Opening Ceremony [shorter version]. With the input of Dame Evelyn Glennie, the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, the London Symphony Orchestra...
From: MetaFilter | By: Wordshore | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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"It is said that every new nation or groups making claims to nationhood needs to have a national football team, otherwise you may as well not exist in the first place. The late historian Eric Hobsbawm once declared: "The imagined community of millions...
From: MetaFilter | By: ChuraChura | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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"The foulest place of mine arse is fairer than thy face" : A worthie Disquisition on Gendered Insults in Earlie Moderne Times, together with a Peroration vppon Farting Content Warnyng for Slut-Shamyng: It has, for example, been long been noted how gendered...
From: MetaFilter | By: Pallas Athena | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Kay Parley, a 93-year-old psychiatric nurse and former psychiatric patient, reflects on her experiences — from institutionalization, through experimental psychedelic treatments and the advent of group therapy, to the medical model — in interviews...
From: MetaFilter | By: cotton dress sock | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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"Why did the Royal Canadian Mint make the world's purest and largest gold bullion coin? Because we can." The Royal Canadian Mint makes all of Canada's money. They offer tours that are FULL of fascinating facts. Now, for the first time ever, see these...
From: MetaFilter | By: eisforcool | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Writing for the BBC, Lucy Scholes lists "Ten 'Lost' Books You Should Read Now," starting with Teffi's Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea. An excerpt from Memories appeared in The New Yorker in 2014, and a recent article there provided additional...
From: MetaFilter | By: Wobbuffet | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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The first trailer for the Wonder Woman movie, starring Gal Gadot....
From: MetaFilter | By: Brandon Blatcher | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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How did Hitler rise to power? SLYT. A basic explainer with beautiful animation....
From: MetaFilter | By: AFABulous | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Visithra Manickam writes about the various facets of Malaysian Indian life that Indian moviegoers might have missed in Kabali 'Kabali is our story. The story of Indian Malaysians and not Indian immigrants who now come to work in Malaysia or NRIs. We...
From: MetaFilter | By: cendawanita | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Per @AcroNite7: idk how to feel about this "Of course everybody knows that The Killing Joke has its controversial elements, so how do you make it exciting for the kids today? You add more controversy - namely you have SPOILERS AHOY [including the URL,...
From: MetaFilter | By: Existential Dread | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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"It turns out rewriting history is pretty hard, but I did it. Because I'm bored. And because I love you." Jon Bois takes a look at what the 2015-2016 NBA Season would have been like without the 3 point line....
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Sheep seem to be particularly prone to inter-species confusion, as shown in this compilation. Some like to chase balls, while others enjoy romping with their ostensible keepers. Lamo, however, is a bit of a dick. The occasional cat will also demonstrate...
From: MetaFilter | By: Johnny Wallflower | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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For the past twenty-five years, Hallmark has included Star Trek themed Christmas ornaments in it's annual Keepsake ornament series (Memory Alpha has a complete rundown). These range from ships to characters to props to memorable scenes. However, none...
From: MetaFilter | By: AlonzoMosleyFBI | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Alright sir, if you don't get on oxygen you're going to die. [YT] Destin Sandlin of "Smarter Every Day" goes into a high altitude simulation chamber where he demonstrates why you should definitely, always, put on your own oxygen mask first. The chamber...
From: MetaFilter | By: zennie | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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"As a general rule, if you loved it in the book, it is probably going to end up on your screen." - Neil Gaiman on Bryan Fuller's TV series of his American Gods. First trailer here....
From: MetaFilter | By: Artw | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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67 Years of Lego Sets I started to wonder how Legos evolved from the sets I remember from my childhood to what they are today. As an analyst, I turned to data for answers. I used Plotly and Mode Python Notebooks to explore the data....
From: MetaFilter | By: infini | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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How NYers Endured Unbearable Summers Before A/C While bemoaning the unbearable hotness of being a New Yorker in summer on a recent afternoon, a friend and I took a moment to ponder a critical existential question: how the hell did people in New York...
From: MetaFilter | By: poffin boffin | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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