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Darryl Pinckney talks with @nprscottsimon: “The future of the nation is at stake in how we treat the vote.” j.mp/1sxxzsq
Manhattan - a paradise for sociopaths. Zadie Smith perfectly hits several nails on the head via @HadleyFreeman nybooks.com/articles/archi…
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The Voter ID Mess: Former federal election observer Steven Wright on the problem of poll worker confusion j.mp/1yZ8aN8
Francine Prose on the pleasures and mysteries of @jillsoloway’s #TransparentTV j.mp/ZTMFxM
Tennessee Williams “never stopped turning himself inside out, fashioning voices to articulate what he found there.” j.mp/1oVi34N
This Walter Benjamin essay is #notanativead for Xerox. Such a missed opportunity. bit.ly/1hg3zN3
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Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" isn't native advertising for Orkin® Pest Control, but what if it was? @nybooks @contently @AskTheOrkinMan
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This E.B. White essay is #notanativead for Oscar Meyer, but what if it was? j.mp/deathofapig
God save us. RT @contently: Why this novelist's essay could've been an incredible native ad: contnt.ly/1yQ40qK
The Outsider Art of Tennessee Williams j.mp/1oVi34N
Quelques Verbes Français: A poem by Tennessee Williams, newly discovered and published here for the first time j.mp/1CYRns4
Charles Simic’s tales of New York City j.mp/ZejyUL
Jean-Paul Sartre on refusing the Nobel Prize (1964) j.mp/1vRiUr9
The New York Review of Bats j.mp/Zu80NF
As #Kenya Pres Kenyatta argues his case in Hague, recall his campaign to destroy ICC: @nybooks trib.al/XoRRfYH pic.twitter.com/frizQ5c1fa
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Paul Krugman on the real story of the financial crisis, and the dangers of seeing it as a morality play j.mp/1vHtaC9
An astrophysicist asks: How could the American public be better educated about the nature of scientific inquiry? j.mp/1vOgvgu
Eight stories about New York by Charles Simic j.mp/ZejyUL
Octopuses have shown the ability to distinguish symbols about as well as a three-year-old child. Do not eat them. j.mp/10qyisN
Tonight: Darryl Pinckney discusses his new book, Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy, in Westport, CT j.mp/ZeiYGo
"the problem with the New York essay is that, much of the time, it isn’t very good" wp.me/p2Xrlp-21ao via @flavorwire
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Antony Shugaar on the @Criterion release of Dini Risi’s classic 1962 road movie ‘Il Sorpasso’ j.mp/1yNnYlU
"Israel & the U.S.: the Delusions of Our Diplomacy"--there is no one better than @NathanThrall on this: nybooks.com/articles/archi…
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Maya Lin has won the $300,000 Gish Prize. In this essay she described the making of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial: bit.ly/kQtuAq
The president of the Nobel committee on literature reads one book a day, “to keep ill health away” j.mp/ukNFEQ
Do we need the Nobel? An exchange between Tim Parks and Per Wästberg, president of the Nobel Committee for Literature j.mp/ukNFEQ
Can you go on living after you die? Robert Gottlieb considers the accounts of those who’ve returned to tell the tale j.mp/1s7s2bV
I had a lot of fun working on this story about @nybooks and The 50 Year Argument. More docs about magazine editors! ow.ly/CoaEb
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Priyamvada Natarajan suggests a new way to defend scientific inquiry in a time of rampant distrust and denialism j.mp/1vOgvgu
To see @Lisadwan’s performance in Beckett’s one-woman plays is “at once a haunting and an exorcism,” says @fotoole j.mp/1vIciLh
SCOTUS may have declined to hear gay marriage appeals to avoid requiring every state to recognize marriage equality: nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/…
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The literature of near-death experiences j.mp/1s7s2bV
What Scientists Really Do: Priyamvada Natarajan on uncertainty, provisionality, and the misunderstanding of science j.mp/1vOgvgu
Paul Krugman reviews Martin Wolf j.mp/1vHtaC9
The road to marriage equality has been an incremental one, but its course now seems clear, writes @DavidColeGtown j.mp/1s6sjvW
ISIS appeals to a younger, more radicalized generation of militants in Pakistan and Afghanistan, writes Ahmed Rashid: j.mp/1oKkoiW
What would have happened if the federal government had saved Lehman Brothers back in September 2008? nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/…
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“Some of the greatest masterpieces of art produced by mankind in any century”: the story of the Ajanta caves j.mp/1mVgMyQ
Why Weren’t Alarm Bells Ringing? Paul Krugman reviews Martin Wolf’s ‘The Shifts and the Shocks’ j.mp/1vHtaC9 #longreads
Stephen Chow: a filmmaker who mixes slapstick and special effects in the service of mo lei tau (nonsense comedy) j.mp/1EkUoEy
Zadie Smith wrote pretty much the best thing about the gentrification of Manhattan. nybooks.com/articles/archi…
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Is there something “spiritual’ about John Coltrane’s last music? To Geoff Dyer it sounds more like a lot of noise… j.mp/1uKq2sr
Zadie Smith: “Manhattan is for the hard-bodied, the hard-minded, the multitasker, the alpha mamas and papas.” j.mp/1rStNd4
Justice Scalia refuses to join any opinion that relies on legislative history. John Paul Stevens on why he’s wrong: j.mp/1r80HRK
Finally, someone defines what the term "genius" really means. bit.ly/1n9HtQr
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