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Kitabet: Maps of the End of the World “The earthquake that swallowed up the Sodom of the West Indies, and an aftershock that regurgitated one lucky merchant” Ebola in (Anthropological) Perspective Representation of Kurdish Women Fighters in the Media ‘Extremists’ and ‘Moderates’ in Kobani The Legendary Piano of Yarmouk “There were no homes in Turkey […]

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Is now fully located here, at the New Inquiry. I decided I’m not going to cross post it both places, because, you know, laziness. Also, they have cool side-margins over there. But mainly it’s the lazy.

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Frank Pasquale: Technocracy as bankocracy as hypocrisy. 13 ways of looking at American decline. Rotten elites (PS: the book is brilliant till the last chapter). How does PersonicX classify you? The mustache will take your questions now. Columbia U and finance: Take 1; Take 2. “If you can imagine it, you can see it here,” said a Broward Crime Stopper. “This is South Florida. I’m not that surprised.” […]

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Enter Jane Hu, stage left: Write a short book review for the LARB Tumblr Veep and the Glories of Julia Louis-Dreyfus The Short Life of Publishing Tradition Talk, Talk: When does bar-room debate count as criticism? Getting Them Dead Where Things Stand A Courageous Little Gallery Takes on MoMA Philosophy’s Western Bias On the Terrors […]

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From Frank Pasquale: Sanjay Wadhwa, SEC hero.  How to help people like him. Citigroup whistleblower: “Every time I turned over a rock, I found a snake.”   Hitchcock: “Actors are cattle.”  Houston schools: So are students. From “Forward” to “Our plutocrats are more enlightened.” I saw the best minds of my generation obsessed with the individual mandate; interoperability, not so much. Zombie cyborg commodity fetishization […]

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Frank Pasquale: The phantom fraud task force. Scientism is shallow. Manufacturing folk devils. New corporate education model: “online correspondence school for very rich adults who want to be flattered” CNIL: What real privacy regulation looks like, if supplemented with real fines. Compare with this podcast of Chicago profs questioning an FTC commissioner on privacy; they […]

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Bint Battuta: A “Persian” Iran?: Challenging the Aryan Myth and Persian Ethnocentrism It’s Time to Stop Saying ‘Caucasian ‘The Andalus Test: Reflections on the Attempt to Publish Arabic Literature in Hebrew On poetry in Northeast India A walk through the Institut d’Egypte wreckage Wax statues of Iraqi clerics [YouTube] The Far-Flung Archives Arab Women Writers […]

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Stonewall was a Wedding? Anti-Mother’s Day Looking Back at Huey Newton’s Speech in the Wake of Obama’s Announcement Controversial Magazine Covers Awesome Tapes from Africa Dirty Art From Debt to Land: via the Farm and the Forest Maria Bamford Interview My Week in America’s Rape Capitol Wall Street’s immunity Colin Powell Gets Mad at Me […]

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Friends With Benefits + The Kids Are All Right = Friends With Kids The anti- vote. Datadump. Using NYPD Warrant Squads to Monitor Protesters May Violate Constitution: Experts The spy who came in from the code Drones: The Nightmare Scenario Classic African Films N°3: ‘Come Back, Africa’  Roman Emperors, Up To AD 476 And Not […]

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Sunday reading, as usual, blah blah. EXCEPT! Today, with special bonus links from two awesome guests! Scroll down to the bottom! Occupy the Farm: Whole Foods, Your Tax Dollars and Occupy the Farm, a model of action Ideology and Electricity: The Soviet Experience in Afghanistan The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss Makode Linde–the ‘Swedish Cake’ artist–explains himself […]