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People who want to be writers talk about writing every day. Writers write every day.
People who want to be writers talk about writing every day. Writers write every day.

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[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ORGERY IS A TIME-HONORED TRADITION in the world of art. Roman artists made copies of Greek sculptures, although whether the purchasers of these fakes were aware of their origin is unknown. Forgers have taken on new importance since the…

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"Rep*blicans in Congress voted this week to gut a FCC privacy rule that would sell everyone out to Internet Service Providers. The push will give ISPs the right to sell customer data to marketers, insert ads in your traffic, and insert tracking cookies in HTTP traffic that can’t be deleted or traced."

BUT THEY'RE GONNA BUILD THE WALL and stop boys from peeing in girl's rooms at Walmarts and prevent Manny and Riggo from taking yard work jobs away from my teenage son and keep Hillary from selling child sex slaves at pizza parlors and... and...

http://www.alternet.org/activism/activist-turns-tables-internet-privacy?akid=15368.1945054.k-0TR8&rd=1&src=newsletter1074666&t=25

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WE HEAR IT AND WE SAY IT, but we usually hear the word ‘forte’ spoken incorrectly and we usually speak it incorrectly ourselves. I can’t say it’s a part of everyone’s daily vocabulary, but if you read enough you’ll come across it…

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THE ORIGINAL RIAA GOLD RECORDS were introduced in 1958, and there were only two awards: a Gold Record for singles, and a Gold Record for LPs. To qualify, a single must have sold a minimum of one million (1,000,000) copies, while an LP…

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I RECEIVED AN EMAIL from a young musician that I had never heard of. (No big deal there: my ignorance of musicians young or old of the past few decades might cause you to titter in wonder at the immensity of it.) His name was…

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AUGUST, 17, 1977, WAS THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL: Elvis Presley died. Very few fans were aware of his deteriorating health and we were unprepared for our own response to his death. Fans were aware of Elvis in general: his latest…

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THE KINKS’ ARTHUR album of 1969 was a smashing success with the critics and the few fans that the once popular group still had at the time. It sold better than any Kinks album had in recent memory, but barely graced the best-selling…

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AS WE BEGIN OUR STORY some time in late 1970, the Kinks were in a bit of a bad way. Despite being one of the premier groups of the British Invasion of 1964, they had not reached the Top 40 in the US since mid 1966. Even in their…

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THIS ARTICLE is an introduction to Bamboogie Injections, a contemporary Russian surf band, with a look at their first album, Wild Dandelion Stomping. It is also a very brief look at the Russian surf music scene of the past—something few…

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WORD OF THE YEAR? According to the venerable OED, it's "post-truth." This compound owes its success and popularity almost entirely to rightwingnut philosophy and politic in general, although President Trump and his minions will get most of the credit form those who haven't been paying attention for the past 30-40 years.

https://blog.oup.com/2016/11/word-of-the-year-2016-post-truth/
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