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The Fake as More

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Because she seems not to take care of herself (that unfairest of modern mandates), Lana’s beauty is both laborious and ad hoc.

 

 

The message is clear: stay your distance. Or maybe: I can’t bear my skin.

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Essays & Reviews

The Journalist and the Suicide

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A lot is staked on viewing suicidal or violent veterans as crazy.

Little Orphan Nellie

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Nellie Bly was the first “girl reporter,” but as the exception, she was always playing by someone else’s rules

The Lights Are On but Nobody’s Home

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Who Needs the Internet of Things? Not you, but corporations who want to imprison you in their technological ecosystem

Features

Un(der)known Writers: Frank B. Wilderson, III

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An excerpt from Frank B. Wilderson, III’s Incognegro, a “memoir of exile & Apartheid”

Sunday Reading

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The Late Sunday Reading

This Week in Art Crime

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An art thief steals for the love of art; a museum cashier gets a harsh sentence from an art-loving judge; half of all art in circulation is forged

TNI A\V

Audio “Sweat Lodge” Vulture Shit

Audio Lamin Fofana tribute to Chinua Achebe

Video Subscription Drive

Video Police Mortality

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&, Meanwhile

“turn it right back on once the city truck is out of sight”

“alternatives to Facebook and Android should be thriving right now”

“eliminate all reasons from a decision, scrubbing away any kind of unwanted influence”

“injecting a Silicon Valley executive with a lethal dose of heroin”

“What’s funnier than $37,115 for potato salad?”

“punishing the students by having them write long essays on why civil disobedience is a crime”

“is that really what people are saying when they say they are sad about their parrot?”

“Hitler understood the power of oratory”

“grass-in-ear behavior”

“the pitchforks are going to come for us”

“enslave­ment, servi­tude, inden­tur­ing, impress­ment, con­scrip­tion, impris­on­ment, and coer­cion”

“647,000 dekatherms per day of fracked natural gas from the Marcellus Shale, under high pressure, beneath the beach”

“the CEO was thrashed with iron rods”

“a while ago I decided to eat”

“the violence meted out to asylum seekers”

“The Whitney isn’t racist. I’m not racist. I did things for black people in the 60s”

“Pokémon meat is an ethically questionable luxury”

“Perhaps he could work at an aquarium?”

“apparently there are rules for being a good victim”

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News

Memories of a Penitent Heart @ Rox Gallery

Queens Live @ The Kitchen

Ayesha Siddiqi is Editor in Chief

The Sabotage of Life @ The New School

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Blogs

Triple-Decker Weekly, 113

In Shines Like Gold
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Connecting with others increases happiness, but strangers in close proximity routinely ignore each other

Wall of Names

In South/South
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The list of names grows before cartridge ink has dried on the page

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In Shines Like Gold
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In the U.S., couples with daughters are somewhat more likely to divorce than couples with sons

I see no better place

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“My life has changed direction,” said sun-beaten Thiago Ferreira, a 26-year-old convicted drug trafficker who is helping renovate the Belo Horizonte soccer stadium