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NY Review of Books
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Arguing Over Jesus: Easter reading from the Review’s archives j.mp/191qyVu
Important #longreads by Wendy Doniger about the danger that religious ideologues may have on academic freedom buff.ly/1gK7cGd
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Last chance to see the last works of Antonio Canova, the most celebrated artist in Europe in the early 19th century j.mp/1jkdLRL
“Artificial intelligence is hardly a reality, but it’s no longer an oxymoron.” @JamesGleick on disembodied selves: j.mp/1ezYPSm
Vladimir Sirokin, Russia's finest contemporary novelist, on his country and its past nybooks.com/articles/archi…
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Mind is universal, and all around us. An exhilarating take on life! fb.me/1jhyQhvBa
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J. Hoberman reviews Manakamana, a “hypnotic and serene” motion picture from the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard j.mp/1j8fSa5
Was Stalin a “good leader”? Half of Russians polled say yes. Vladimir Sorokin on Putin and the living Soviet past: j.mp/1qQhgEv
How to Write a Letter, by Muriel Spark j.mp/1hTBgVd
“Any new idea offends people who are committed to the old idea, which is to say, most people.” On banning books: j.mp/1kEXFVP
Ned Parker talks to NPR about Abu Ghraib: j.mp/1jdcIDp. His post on Iraq’s election: j.mp/QnCNH6
Vladimir Sorokin: “The post-Soviet bear is teeming with corrupt parasites… They are consuming the bear from within.” j.mp/1qQhgEv
If it's a revolutionary technology (not just commercialization) it probably came out of gov't research. bit.ly/1mi8uNr
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“To ban or burn a book you regard as blasphemous is what fascist bigotry is about.” Wendy Doniger on censorship: j.mp/1kEXFVP
Master Builder: On Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude (March 1970) j.mp/1tftoAY
MUST-READ: Fascinating essay by J. Hoberman on Manakamana, the SEL, and ethnographic film in @nybooks nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/…
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Now, when someone asks, "So what's really happening in Iraq?" I will just forward this link: nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/… Great, sober overview.
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“If books are containers that preserve the souls of their authors, why not look for immortality there?” j.mp/1ezYPSm
The New York Police Department has shut down the unit it built to spy on Muslims. Michael Greenberg’s 2012 #longread: j.mp/SAibcr
April 21: “The Future of Human Rights” at @GeorgetownLaw with Stephen Breyer, Pamela Karlan, David Cole, and others: j.mp/1nqUPUn
“The self is a story we tell.” @JamesGleick on Marcel Theroux’s Strange Bodies (and Milton and Borges): j.mp/1ezYPSm
Streaming live tonight: Capital in the 21st Century, with Thomas Piketty, Joseph Stiglitz, Paul Krugman, others j.mp/1eQOGeN