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One of the most lasting delights and challenges of the study of the ancient world, and of the Roman Empire in particular, is the tension between familiarity and strangeness that characterizes our many...
irishtimes.com 9 hours ago
It’s hard to think of a more appropriate – or more depressing – symbol of the kind of society we have become
nymag.com 5 hours ago
Though it reduces the deficit by $22.5 billion over the next decade.
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NY State Sen. Liz Krueger: Airbnb is "just irresponsible and greedy”
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Can't laugh at France, same thing's happening in America
bigthink.com 13 hours ago
Last Friday, Guelph resident Andrew McPherson’s cat, Tutu, appears to have achieved the impossible...
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The Hart family found a way to help their autistic toddler through animal therapy, specifically with pet chickens. Now, their local city council in DeBary,
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A magical moment from the celebration of Nelson Mandela's life.
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A new report on Azerbaijan's oil industry documents how millions of dollars of revenue disappear into the hands of obscurely owned private companies with the apparent cooperation of the governmen...
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Today the Uruguayan Senate approved a marijuana legalization bill that was passed by the House of Representatives last July. After President
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The “visionary” and “philosopher” Zoltan Istvan says that, as an atheist, he must be a transhumanist. You probably think I’m going to start mocking transhumanism again. Once again, you’ve misjudged...
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According to the Los Angeles Times, 18 current and past members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department have been charged with abuse of inmates,
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Researchers Orna Young and Jonny Byrne hosted a panel discussion in the University of Ulster this morning on Transformative Networks – Social Media, Politics and Protests...
reason.com 13 hours ago
But it’s up to politicians and voters to fight for reforms
nymag.com 12 hours ago
Welcome, outsiders, to half a borough.
city-journal.org 12 hours ago
For UT Regent Wallace Hall, it's not a wonderful life.
rferl.org 20 hours ago
A popular clip circulating on the Internet shows just how much a journalist can change in Vladimir Putin's Russia. In 1999, as Putin was coming to power, Dmitry Kiselyov was a promisin...
bigthink.com 8 hours ago
The last foreign military invasion of the United States (which included the burning of the White House) took place two centuries ago...
bigthink.com 5 hours ago
No one, not Charles Mingus, Art Blakey or Dizzy Gillespie is born a great bandleader. We are not deeply conscious of others. We need to train our minds to be that way.
nymag.com 21 hours ago
Healthcare.gov is the GOP's new ashleymadison.com.
bigthink.com 17 hours ago
"If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry." - Emily Dickinson (born on this date in 1830)