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Seamus, you have the question and the answer reversed.
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Don Johnson won nearly $6 million playing blackjack in one night, single-handedly decimating the monthly revenue of Atlantic City’s Tropicana casino. Not long before that, he’d taken the Borgata for $...
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An extremely interesting picture of Chinese internal politics. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/03/29/the_revenge_of_wen_jiabao?page=full
If Premier Wen Jiabao is "China's best actor," as his critics allege, he saved his finest performance for last. After three hours of eloquent and emotional answers in his final news conf...
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There are no professors in Virginia Tech’s largest classroom, only a sea of computers and red plastic cups. In the Math Emporium, the computer is king, and instructors are reduced to roving guides. Le...
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sounds better than the mathematics lectures I received - the lecturer with his back turned to the audience, mumbling as he scrawled out textbook proof after textbook proof on blackboard after blackhoard, his audience in turn trying not to nod off as each copied black board after black board....
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Very interesting. I'm sympathetic to the claim that London black cabs represent an anti-competitive cartel. But I'm not sure if this is the right way to oppose it. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/apr/19/tory-donor-addison-lee-bus-lanes
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"Early-morning executions in Pamplona attracted large crowds, and with them sellers of hot chocolate. Expectant mothers in the maternity ward in Toledo were taken away and shot. The progressive mayor of Uncastillo was humiliated, tortured, and executed; his corpse was dismembered by an ax. A Republican pilot who crash-landed was murdered, his body cut into pieces, the pieces placed in a box, and the box dropped by parachute over Madrid with a threatening note." www.tnr.com/article/books-and-arts/magazine/102134/spanish-holocaust-francisco-franco?page=0,0
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The Brothers Grimm selectively edited traditional German folklore to convey messages appropriate to the gender norms of their day. http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2012/04/fairy-tales?fsrc=nlw|newe|4-4-2012|1297789|36295376|
What modern mother hasn’t cringed at the pink and passive fairy tale princesses served up to her impressionable girl?
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Some interesting ideas about the politics of a prospective post-scarcity society. http://jacobinmag.com/winter-2012/four-futures/
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The article was surprisingly easy to understand. We need to get rid of inequality and then deal with scarcity as best as we can.

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Open Thread: Google Imaging the Continents. by Lisa Wade, 5 hours ago at 12:40 pm. The people over at Sociological Cinema did an interesting experiment, searching Google images for the continents. Tel...
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