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This morning, The New Yorker's Rachel Aviv exposed the case of Louisiana death row inmate Rodricus Crawford, a possibly innocent 23 year old man prosecuted by notorious Caddo Parish assistant district attorney Dale Cox; at the same time, the Supreme...
From: MetaFilter | By: sallybrown | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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"While Friday marked a historic victory for the LGBTQ community, it turns out there's another advancement to celebrate: Last week, the Oxford English Dictionary released a list of 500 new entries, and among the more notable additions was cisgender. The...
From: MetaFilter | By: joseph conrad is fully awesome | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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In a world-first for conservation a tree kangaroo has been raised by a rock-wallaby surrogate mother [SLYT] When Makaia, a Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo, was only five weeks old, he lost his mum. He needed a nice warm pouch to grow big and strong in, so...
From: MetaFilter | By: coleboptera | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Transgender Rights is your new go-to on transgender 101. (SLYouTube)...
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Monday, June 29, 2015
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As much as we wish it weren't so, the queer world still exists apart -- discrete, you might say -- from the straight world, and to be a bisexual woman on OKCupid is to travel back and forth between them, bicoastal, bilingual, bicultural, always apologizing...
From: MetaFilter | By: Stacey | Monday, June 29, 2015
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The Romenesko journalism blog has become aware of some links to nytimes.com.co for some - interesting - stories that are currently getting Facebook 'link juice', including: WI Gov. Scott Walker Challenges Supreme Court Justices to Fist Fight Marcus Bachmann...
From: MetaFilter | By: oneswellfoop | Monday, June 29, 2015
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The Atlantic covers the fight over color TV, the women who helped push it, and how racial bias influenced the evolution of the technology. Of note is the history of bias influencing all sorts of imaging technologies, pushing towards fidelity of reproducing...
From: MetaFilter | By: NoxAeternum | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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For $350K You Can Spend Eternity In Manhattan "Until you open a vault, you don't know what you're going to find," Iverson says. For example: either of two former mayors of the city, one also a former governor of New York; six Roosevelts; a Revolutionary...
From: MetaFilter | By: poffin boffin | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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50 Shades of Flashheart. The immortal words of Christian Grey put into the mouth of Blackadder's Lord Flashheart. (Single serving tumblr.)...
From: MetaFilter | By: immlass | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Chef Paxx Caraballo Moll is a rock-n-roll chef who creates inventive vegetarian food with the native foods of Puerto Rico. They're also one of nine individuals profiled in Mala Mala, a feature length documentary exploring the lives of young Puerto Ricans...
From: MetaFilter | By: Juliet Banana | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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"A selection of pages from an 18th-century demonology book comprised of more than 30 exquisite watercolours showing various demon figures, as well as magic and cabbalistic signs. The full Latin title of Compendium rarissimum totius Artis Magicae sistematisatae...
From: MetaFilter | By: The Whelk | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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I am just about the biggest advocate for "representation matters" there is, but as a white woman I never really felt it applied to me all that much. Watching Fury Road, I realized how wrong I was. I've been this way my entire life and I've never felt...
From: MetaFilter | By: MartinWisse | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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I write a lot of notes to myself these days, but this one is different. Remember the body. A strange thought. How could I forget it? And yet I do. [...] I have had MS for a little over a year and this has been the surprising, sometimes embarrassing challenge...
From: MetaFilter | By: Otto the Magnificent | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Misty Copeland has been promoted to principal dancer of the American Ballet Theater, making the thirty-two year old the first Black dancer to hold such a position. The Banker and the Ballerina: How Goldman Partner Waltzed Misty Time 100 Misty Copeland...
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Life in USSR showcases in photos the daily life of the Soviet people....
From: MetaFilter | By: griphus | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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"My name is Misty Upham, and someday you will know that name as the best living Native American actress." This story is about her demise. How she went missing for 11 days. How she was found by folks enlisted by her family, and not by the police. How...
From: MetaFilter | By: goatdog | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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For most of US history, our relationship with death was more intimate than it is today. Americans often died at home and remained there until burial, where they were washed, wrapped in shrouds, and laid out on boards while the family made preparations...
From: MetaFilter | By: zarq | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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In fashion news, apparently, Merman colour is the next big thing in men's hair. This styling and particular coloring replaces "man buns" as the in-thing for the man-about-town. Radiant blues and purples predominate, with the occasional green, and the...
From: MetaFilter | By: Wordshore | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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After nine years, 222 episodes, 100 panelists and three governments, Sandi Toksvig hosts the News Quiz for the final time (autoplaying video). Sandi is leaving her most dysfunctional family at the New Quiz (autoplaying audio) to help lead the Women's...
From: MetaFilter | By: gladly | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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The Gloria Swanson Saga: Part One Gloria Swanson wasn't here to make friends. She wasn't "just like us." She didn't take out the garbage or "wear cotton" or go to the bathroom. Lady had a gold-plated bathtub. She married a Marquis. She was 4'11," wore...
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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@Pixel_Dailies gives you a theme or subject every day for you to draw. They retweet and blog their favorites each day. The art club just had its first birthday....
From: MetaFilter | By: curious nu | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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"A recurring complaint is that not enough of our young people and adults have the kinds of competence the coming century will require, largely because not nearly enough are choosing careers that require the skills of STEM...The US has all the high-tech...
From: MetaFilter | By: Lycaste | Monday, June 29, 2015
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World record digital optical zoom w/ a DSLR Nikon CoolPix900 83x zooms in on the moon, Night and Day....
From: MetaFilter | By: shockingbluamp | Monday, June 29, 2015
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On conscience, morality, and Theodore Parker in part. "Look at the facts of the world. You see a continual and progressive triumph of the right. I do not pretend to understand the moral universe, the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways....
From: MetaFilter | By: shenkerism | Monday, June 29, 2015
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My first experiment with the Twine platform, inspired by Channing Tatum's recent AMA. Guess how many jellybeans are in a jar to win. Tell Channing about all your problems and Channing will make it better. My first Twine game and my first MeFi project,...
From: MetaFilter | By: nerdfish | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Spotting real-world architecture in Monument Valley...
From: MetaFilter | By: Artw | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Yes co-founder and bassist Chris Squire has died. The announcement from Yes. His 1975 solo album, Fish Out Of Water....
From: MetaFilter | By: prize bull octorok | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Why Disney Marriages Never Work: [SLYT] What happens after the credit roll is the truly depressing part....
From: MetaFilter | By: Fizz | Monday, June 29, 2015
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License plates Massachusetts won't let you have....
From: MetaFilter | By: jessamyn | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Green is the new black: the unstoppable rise of the healthy-eating guru (slGrauniad) previously and related previously...
From: MetaFilter | By: Kitteh | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Getting married means losing life saving services for many people with disabilities. "How do you tell a person to choose between having food to eat and getting married? How do you tell a person to choose between their medication or their therapy or their...
From: MetaFilter | By: stoneweaver | Monday, June 29, 2015
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How World War III became possible: A nuclear conflict with Russia is likelier than you think (SLVox)....
From: MetaFilter | By: Cash4Lead | Monday, June 29, 2015
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In June, 1994, a man goes missing. His wife makes a series of interviews with police. Those interviews form the basis of the recently released title Her Story, an FMV-style game that tasks the player with digging through hours of video to determine what...
From: MetaFilter | By: ZaphodB | Monday, June 29, 2015
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This was a world that never quite fit me. I was unnaturally hungry and never found something that could satisfy that hunger. No job kept me. From desks to barns to the muffling din of factories, the concept of a profession was foreign. No drug quieted...
From: MetaFilter | By: Iridic | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Science with Bez Mark "Bez" Berry was the dancer with The Happy Mondays. He recently, sort of, stood for parliament and came out against fracking....
From: MetaFilter | By: fearfulsymmetry | Monday, June 29, 2015
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The Exit Interview: I spent 12 Years in the Blue Man Group "In our conversation with Issac Eddy, we found that he was far from silent about his experience as a Blue Man. From the struggles of learning drumming for the audition, to how the behavior of...
From: MetaFilter | By: JoeZydeco | Monday, June 29, 2015
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The headlines are exciting: "Clocks to read 11:59:60 as time lords add leap second" and "Global markets spooked by looming 'leap second'," as July 29, 2015 will be extended for one second to keep Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) close to the mean solar...
From: MetaFilter | By: filthy light thief | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Recent genetic discoveries are revealing this is a more accurate analogy for human origins than the "branching tree" model. John Hawks discusses the role of connectivity in human evolution in a clip from the new PBS series First Peoples....
From: MetaFilter | By: ChuckRamone | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Unsure of what to do with your CSA share? Enter the Contorni Matrix....
From: MetaFilter | By: slogger | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Facebook's "authentic name" policy drew protests this weekend. Zip@Medium: A woman responsible for expanding Facebook's gender categories was blocked for using the name she used on the job. Nads@Wired: "All I've gotten for my troubles are nearly two...
From: MetaFilter | By: CBrachyrhynchos | Monday, June 29, 2015
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The launch of Progress M-28M, now set for July 3rd, 2015, 0055 EDT has become critical to the sustained manning of the ISS. A series of accidents has left the ISS low on supplies. On October 24th, 2014, the Cygnus CRS Orb-3 flight, with the Deke Slayton...
From: MetaFilter | By: eriko | Monday, June 29, 2015
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'I Don't Believe in God, but I Believe in Lithium' My 20-year struggle with bipolar disorder....
From: MetaFilter | By: almostmanda | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Call of Tutu is a Lovecraftian short film by Aaron Vanek. An old man describes his cat... but is it really a cat? (SLYT)...
From: MetaFilter | By: Faint of Butt | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Please don't thinkthat I'm begging you for love....
From: MetaFilter | By: metaplectic | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Flaco Jiménez and his Conjunto with Ry Cooder, Austin City Limits - 1975...
From: MetaFilter | By: Lorin | Monday, June 29, 2015
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The resonant frequency of googly eyes is about 433 Hz, in case you were wondering....
From: MetaFilter | By: moonmilk | Monday, June 29, 2015
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They could sometimes admit that women were oppressed (but only by "the system") and said that we should have equal pay for equal work, and some other "rights." But they belittled us no end for trying to bring our so-called "personal problems" into the...
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Giant 800-track alt/indie-focused 90's playlist in chronological order "This is a behemoth of a playlist I put together, focusing primarily (but not exclusively) on the alt/indie/college side of the 90's experience. It's 800+ tracks, about 55 hours,...
From: MetaFilter | By: joseph conrad is fully awesome | Monday, June 29, 2015
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So for the past several months, I've been carving and pressing prints on various Lovecraftian or UFO themes. Most of my stuff gets pressed onto wood, but I've been experimenting with various kozo papers, bristol, and cloth. Most of my stuff is based...
From: MetaFilter | By: robocop is bleeding | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Animating a Jump Tutorial Video, Part #269. (SLYT, 2m10s, shades of Duck Amuck)...
From: MetaFilter | By: Greg Nog | Monday, June 29, 2015
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