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