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Your Guide to the Similar-Looking Men of Dunkirk

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2 mentions19 hours ago
You’ve seen Christopher Nolan’s massive World War II epic Dunkirk, and you’ve got questions: Namely, who were all those similar-looking British actors with enviable cheekbones, and how are we supposed ...

Fernand Léger and the Rise of the Man-Machine

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2 mentions1 day ago
METZ, France — A highlight of the current European cultural season offers a startling reflection of how artificial intelligence is transforming work and workers: the retrospective of the pugnacious French ...

Three Louvre Paintings Lost After Lightning Sets Fire to Museum on French Island

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2 mentions10 hours ago
Three paintings from the collection of the Louvre, and another 200 canvases belonging to a local maritime museum, went up in flames last Tuesday, when severe lightning caused a fire ...

Transgender Navy Seal Kristin Beck’s Greatest Challenge

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2 mentions10 hours ago
Back when she was a member of SEAL Team 6—Kristin Beck liked to grow her beard real long. But as disguises go, that was nothing compared with the life she ...

Massive Robert Mitchum Centenary Tribute Set As NYFF 2017 Retrospective

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2 mentions2 days ago
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced their official Retrospective for the 55th New York Film Festival: a wide-ranging 24-film centenary tribute to the great Robert Mitchum. Over the ...

Click here to support Please help save Snopes.com! organized by David Mikkelson

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5 mentions2 days ago
DM David Mikkelson Business SAN DIEGO, CA SNOPES.COM COMMUNITY: WE NEED YOUR HELPSnopes.com in Danger of Shuttering Dear Readers,Snopes.com, which began as a small one-person effort in 1994 and has ...

Biased AI Is A Threat To Civil Liberties. The ACLU Has A Plan To Fix It

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2 mentions1 day ago
Sexist, racist, and discriminatory artificial intelligence has a new opponent: the ACLU. Earlier this month, the 97-year-old nonprofit advocacy organization launched a partnership with AI Now, a New York-based research ...

Scaramucci to oust White House press aide, offers ‘amnesty’ to others

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5 mentions1 day ago
Newly appointed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said on Tuesday that he plans to dismiss assistant press secretary Michael Short. It would be Scaramucci’s first step toward shaking up ...

The Genius of Paul McCartney’s Bass Playing in 7 Isolated Tracks

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2 mentions15 hours ago
In many a musical situation, one can communicate an entire playing style In a name. When it comes to the bass—in pop music, at least—one of the foremost of those ...

Senator Struggling To Weigh Interests Of Entire Constituency Against Nothing

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2 mentions1 day ago
WASHINGTON—As legislators gathered Tuesday for a critical vote that would go a long way toward finally repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) was reportedly ...

Trump Says That Transgender People Will Not Be Allowed in the Military

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2 mentions9 hours ago
WASHINGTON — President Trump announced on Wednesday that the United States will not “accept or allow” transgender people in the United States military, saying American forces “must be focused on ...

What Happens When Your Documentary Subject Lies

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2 mentions2 days ago
[Editor’s Note: Producer Susan MacLaury and her non-profit production organization, Shine Global, believed they found a unique story about the sex trafficking of young girls by desperate parents and the ...

Trump Says That Transgender People Will Not Be Allowed in the Military

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2 mentions11 hours ago
WASHINGTON — President Trump announced on Wednesday that the United States will not “accept or allow” transgender people in the United States military, saying American forces “must be focused on ...

A Veteran ICE Agent, Disillusioned with the Trump Era, Speaks Out

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6 mentions23 hours ago
In March, two months after President Trump took office, I received a text message from a veteran agent at Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( The agent, who has worked in ...

Poll: Half of Trump voters say Trump won popular vote

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2 mentions9 hours ago
Roughly half of voters who said they voted for Donald Trump last November, 49 percent, believe Trump won the popular vote, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. That's compared ...

Psychiatry group tells members they can discuss Trump's mental health

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4 mentions9 hours ago
A leading psychiatry group has told its members they should not feel bound by a longstanding rule against commenting publicly on the mental state of public figures — even the ...

NYFA Distinguished Artist Awards Go to Merion Estes and Mario Martinez

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2 mentions24 hours ago
The New York Foundation for the Arts has announced the winners of its 2017 Murray Reich Distinguished Artist Award: Merion Estes and Mario Martinez. Now in its third year, the ...

Daniel Craig Is Coming Back as James Bond in 2019

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2 mentions1 day ago
Sound the trumpets: Daniel Craig will play James Bond in at least one more film, which will be released in November 2019. Eon Productions, the London-based company that oversees all ...

HOT PICKS! On Sale This Week!

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2 mentions10 hours ago
We pick the comics we’re most looking forward to this week … — No Scott this week, cuz he’s been in San Diego. So here I go by my lonesome!

Alexander Calder made time a sculptural medium

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2 mentions1 day ago
Though familiarity has made him seem safe, the American sculptor was a pioneer ALEXANDER CALDER (1898-1976), the inventor of those delicate, floating structures of wire and metal known as “mobiles”,

Davos: Rich 'should intervene' in politics

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3 mentions8 hours ago
Nowhere do the worlds of business and politics merge as seamlessly as in Davos, and perhaps no one personifies that blend better than Anthony Scaramucci. The sharp-talking American founded the ...

The TV That Created Donald Trump

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3 mentions1 day ago
For months, it felt easier to avoid watching Donald Trump on television. It was like sniffing spoiled milk: you didn’t need a sip to know it was bad. Then, in ...

A Possible Keats

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3 mentions8 hours ago
John Keats (1795-1821) was seven years old and in school at Enfield. He was seized by the spirit of the time, by a peculiar compulsion, an impetuous fury—before writing poetry.

Opinion

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HBO last week announced it was willing to expend this energy with a series from the “Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. In the show, “Confederate,” ...

What It Feels Like Being A Trans Person Serving In The Armed Forces

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2 mentions9 hours ago
More information on the enlistment rate of trans vets. Over the past five years, Jess Ruliffson has traveled across the United States interviewing veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars ...

Trump to reinstate US military ban on transgender people

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2 mentions11 hours ago
The decision reversed a policy approved by the Obama administration Trump made his announcement in a series of tweets Wednesday morning Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he plans ...

110 N.F.L Brains

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3 mentions1 day ago
A neuropathologist has examined the brains of 111 N.F.L. players — and 110 were found to have C.T.E., the degenerative disease linked to repeated blows to the head. Dr. Ann ...

Behind the Scenes: Skinning Condors in the Name of Science

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2 mentions1 day ago
The majestically macabre California condor is the largest bird in North America, Mother Nature’s critically endangered cleanup crew, and a miracle conservation success story. After making a comeback with captive ...

The New Rules For Making It Big(-ish) In Hollywood

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2 mentions1 day ago
For a young actor in 2017, the good news is it’s never been easier to get a job. There are now a million options—as long as you’re cool with getting ...

Emmett Till's Open Casket Funeral Reignited the Civil Rights Movement

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2 mentions1 day ago
Sixty years ago Jet magazine published photos of the disfigured and decomposed body of slain 14-year-old African American Emmett Till, rattling communities across the country and reigniting a widespread passion ...

The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

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5 mentions9 hours ago
This list, of the greatest albums made by women between 1964 and the present, is an intervention, a remedy, a correction of the historical record and hopefully the start of ...

2,000+ Cassettes from the Allen Ginsberg Audio Collection Now Streaming Online

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2 mentions1 day ago
Last month Colin Marshall gave you the scoop on Stanford University's digitization of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl," a project that takes you inside the making of the iconic 1955 poem. As ...

Daniel Benneworth-Gray

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2 mentions1 day ago
Opinion Tall, awkward and skinny: no, not your average graphic designer but the spine, key to a book’s structural integrity, but a bugger to do anything interesting Opinion The work ...

5 Calls

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4 mentions1 day ago
provides phone numbers and scripts so calling is quick and easy uses your location to find your local representatives so your calls have more impact

WATCH: Italian Jewish brothers reflect on why they “had fun during the Holocaust”

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2 mentions2 days ago
It sounds like the perfect family vacation. Three brothers, each in old age, touring the Tuscan countryside, eating and drinking their way through hearty dishes and fine Italian wine. But ...

The Enduring Legacy Of Jane Austen's 'Truth Universally Acknowledged'

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2 mentions8 hours ago
Geoff Nunberg (@GeoffNunberg) is a linguist who teaches at the School of Information at the University of California at Berkeley. Shortly after Amazon introduced the Kindle, they put up a ...

Trump says US military will not allow transgender people to serve

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2 mentions10 hours ago
Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not allow transgender individuals to serve in the US military in any capacity. The US president tweeted: “After consultation with my Generals and ...

Videos suggest Russian government may be arming Taliban

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3 mentions1 day ago
Two videos obtained by CNN suggest the Taliban have received improved weaponry supplied by the Russian government Russia's Foreign Ministry declined to comment but has previously called claims they are ...

What the Hell Is Splinter?

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2 mentions2 days ago
Hi. Welcome to Splinter. Same site, same great people, new name. Splinter offers a sharp point of view, delivering news coverage for a new America: justice-minded, inclusive, and incisive. We ...

'We found it rolled up in a tube': Alice Cooper discovers Warhol classic after 40 years

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4 mentions1 day ago
The rock star Alice Cooper has found an Andy Warhol masterpiece that could be worth millions “rolled up in a tube” in a storage locker, where it lay forgotten for ...

Guy with “Free Metal” sign delivers

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2 mentions2 days ago
In an apt summation of what it’s like to be an artist these days, a man flawlessly shreds through Metallica’s “Search And Destroy” for an audience of two in front ...

Beatrix Potter-pinching and Žižekian swipes: the strange world of book thefts

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4 mentions1 day ago
It isn’t quite Artful Dodger-grade thievery, but after noticing a steady erosion of their history stock, staff at the Jarrold bookshop in Norwich installed a security camera last year. The ...

A better way to praise journalists for putting in extra hours

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2 mentions22 hours ago
CJR Editor Kyle Pope and our resident management guru Jill Geisler talk about the responsibilities of newsroom managers to ensure their people take the vacations they’ve earned, to protect journalists ...

The 2017 Small Press Flea

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2 mentions8 hours ago
Saturday, July 29, 10:00am - 4:00pm ETBrooklyn Public Library, Central Branch10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238Presented by BOMB & The Brooklyn Public LibraryThe Flea returns for the fourth year ...

Microchip Implants for Employees? One Company Says Yes

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2 mentions23 hours ago
“Because it’s new, I don’t know enough about it yet,” Ms. Timmins said. “I’m a little nervous about implanting something into my body.” Still, “I think it’s pretty exciting to ...

Charles McGee’s Vibrant Art and the Beauty of Detroit

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3 mentions1 day ago
Recently, I spent an afternoon with the artist Charles McGee, at his home in Rosedale Park, a neighborhood in northwest Detroit. I was trying to understand the thinking behind his ...

Comics Should Be Cheap! (7/26/2017)

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2 mentions21 hours ago
Buying comics can be an expensive hobby. A lot of fans simply can’t afford everything they’re interested in, due to rising prices and the over-saturation of the market with superhero ...

A Performance of Sol LeWitt's Drawing Instructions

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2 mentions1 day ago
Most of us only see Sol LeWitt‘s precise, light wall drawings once they’ve already made their mark on the walls, but for the artist, the process of execution was just ...

Conflicting reports emerge over firing of White House press aide

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2 mentions21 hours ago
Donald Trump Steve Scalise ObamaCare By Jordan Fabian - Don't miss a brief. Sign up for our daily email. The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20006 ...

1 in 4 black Americans have faced online harassment because of their race or ethnicity

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2 mentions1 day ago
Pew Research Center survey. And although this harassment can take many forms, some minority groups more frequently encounter harassment that carries racial overtones. This is particularly true for black Americans,
 

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