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The House Springsteen Built: An Oral History of the Stone Pony - The New York Times
Since it opened in 1974, the club, the Stone Pony, has been the beating heart of Asbury Park, a beacon for musicians and fans alike. But its survival, much like that of its host city, has been a constant battle, a story of resilience and revival, of sold-out shows and shuttered windows.

Here is the renowned club’s history, as told by the owners, musicians, staff and fans who have called its dark black interior and low-slung stage home.
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All Those Books You’ve Bought but Haven’t Read? There’s a Word for That - The New York Times
In praise of owning many more books than you could ever read:

"A person’s library is often a symbolic representation of his or her mind. A man who has quit expanding his personal library may have reached the point where he thinks he knows all he needs to and that what he doesn’t know can’t hurt him. He has no desire to keep growing intellectually. The man with an ever-expanding library understands the importance of remaining curious, open to new ideas and voices.

Taleb argues that a personal library “should contain as much of what you do not know as your financial means, mortgage rates and the currently tight real-estate market allow you to put there. You will accumulate more knowledge and more books as you grow older, and the growing number of unread books on the shelves will look at you menacingly.""
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2 days ago by lsouzek
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How This Story Created: Picks Up This Story W/“Unnamed” Source From Small Pub,Runs it…
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2 days ago by Jswindle
Archie Markup Language (ArchieML)
ArchieML is a structured text format optimized for human writability.
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5 days ago by thedward
Women Don’t Think Alike. Why Do We Think They Do?
What are those women thinking?The ones who cheered President Trump’s mockery of Christine Blasey Ford at a rally in Mississippi, tweeted #HimToo in support of their sons who might one day be, in their eyes, unfairly accused of assault?On the left, they’re being reviled as gender traitors, depicted as betraying the sisterhood and acting against their own best interests.But women don’t automatically ally with other women, as Senator Susan Collins’s vote to confirm Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court demonstrated. Sisterhood doesn’t override partisanship or deeply held moral views. Victims of sexual harassment didn’t all believe Christine Blasey Ford. Women don’t act as one.Political scientists have found that some of the very attacks that were supposed to alienate all women in 2016 — such as Mr. Trump’s jab that Hillary Clinton was playing the “woman card” — instead made a segment of women more enthusiastic about him, and more hostile to her. Some women, primarily the core loyalists of President Trump’s reshaped Republican Party, hold decidedly traditional views about women’s place, prerogatives and power.
NYTimes  gender  controversies  politics 
6 days ago by thomas.kochi

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