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Desperately Seeking Daniel Day-Lewis
In 1989, during a performance of Hamlet at the National Theater, Daniel Day-Lewis walked off the stage in the middle of a performance. Like Hamlet, he claimed, he’d seen his father’s ghost. He never took to the stage again. via Pocket
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14 hours ago by drewcaldwell
The death of the electric guitar - Washington Post
The convention couldn’t sound less rock-and-roll — the National Association of Music Merchants Show. via Pocket
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Estonia to open the world’s first data embassy in Luxembourg - Estonian World
Estonia to open the world’s first data embassy in Luxembourg via Instapaper http://bit.ly/2tXEsrk
Estonia’s pilot project – the world’s first data embassy – could set an example for the rest of the world, and now the country is preparing to launch its first…
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Do Facebook and Twitter Make You Depressed?
In his free time, Sven Laumer serves as a referee for Bavaria’s highest amateur football league. A few years ago, he noticed several footballers had quit Facebook, making it hard to organize events on the platform. via Pocket
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15 hours ago by drewcaldwell
Andrew Sullivan: The Perverse Presidency of Donald Trump
I was mulling, as one does, over this presidency, and something crystallized in my head that I had not quite grasped before. Its policies are best described as simply perverse. The new Senate health-care bill is just the latest shining example. via Pocket
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15 hours ago by drewcaldwell
Opioid epidemic: Librarians are unlikely heroes in overdoses - CNN.com
Call the librarian: Unlikely heroes move to the front lines of the opioid overdose epidemic via Instapaper http://ift.tt/2tAQGGJ
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The Pokémon Company Is Changing Player Names On Pokkén Tournament Streams via Instapaper http://ift.tt/2tWIfFl June 23, 2017 at 06:27PM
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Meet Tim Gill, Megadonor Behind LGBTQ Rights Movement Wins - Rolling Stone
"Now is not the time to go sit on the sidelines," Joe Biden thunders, slamming his fist on a podium branded with the vice presidential seal. "We need to push – and push hard. via Pocket
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16 hours ago by drewcaldwell
Exile in Guyville
For Interview magazine, singer-songwriter Liz Phair talks with author Elizabeth Wurtzel, whose first book, Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America, originally published in 1997, has just been re-released with a new foreword by the author. via Pocket
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16 hours ago by drewcaldwell
Crash Bandicoot: An oral history - Polygon
The first time Taylor Kurosaki and Bob Rafei saw a running PlayStation, they were in a Las Vegas hotel room. It was the 1995 Consumer Electronics Show. via Pocket
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16 hours ago by drewcaldwell
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week
This week, we’re sharing stories from Caity Weaver, Marisa Meltzer, Jiayang Fan, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, and Jeff Maysh. Sign up to receive this list free every Friday in your inbox. via Pocket
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17 hours ago by drewcaldwell
Obama’s secret struggle to retaliate against Putin’s election interference - Washington Post
Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides. via Pocket
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17 hours ago by drewcaldwell
Why Migrants Keep Risking All on the ‘Deadliest Route’ - The New York Times
Why Migrants Keep Risking All on the ‘Deadliest Route’ (via Instapaper)
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Using Mormon Family Trees to Uncover a Hidden Killer - The Atlantic
Using the church's famed family trees, scientists have tracked down a cancer-causing gene that came west with a pioneer couple—just in time to save the lives of the their great-great-great-great grandchildren. Nobody knew it then, but the gene came to Utah by wagon with the Hinman family. via Pocket
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17 hours ago by drewcaldwell
Why Quotas Still Don’t Work for Journalism
Imagine you work in an industry where accuracy and precision are hugely important. Your work is scrutinized by an ever-growing field of critics eager to catch any misstep, and if you get something wrong it has the potential to do people serious harm. via Pocket
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18 hours ago by drewcaldwell

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