Archive for November, 2015

Bsrat Mezghebe: Swimming While Eritrean

Wading through the dark waters of migration.

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Winning Isn’t Everything

John Weaver and the business of political seduction.

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I did not know there was so much money in political campaigns….

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Da Art of Storytellin’ (A Prequel)

I didn’t fully understand or feel inspired by Grandmama’s stank or freshness until years later, when I heard the albums ATLiens and Aquemini from those Georgia-based artists called OutKast.

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"I didn’t fully understand or feel inspired by Grandmama’s stank or freshness until years later, when I heard the albums ATLiens and Aquemini from those Georgia-based artists called OutKast."

To all the Outcast fans out there…..

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The Generation That Doesn’t Remember Life Before Smartphones

What it means to be a teenager in 2015

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 "A generation of task-switchers who can’t think deeply about anything. We’re all doomed!"

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Why is English so weirdly different from other languages? — John McWhorter — Aeon Essays

No, English isn’t uniquely vibrant or mighty or adaptable. But it really is weirder than pretty much every other language

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I cannot even for a single second believe that I use English…..

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The last voyage of El Faro

When the cargo ship El Faro vanished with its 33 crewmen off the Bahamas, sailors around the world — bound by their complex relationship with a sea that they can love, hate or fear depending on the weather — felt their hearts crack. Perhaps none did so more than Gene Kelly, one of only three survivors of the last big American cargo ship disaster, the 1983 sinking of the Marine Electric, which took the lives of 31 of his crewmates.

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The life and times of Strider Wolf

He has traveled so far, from near-fatal abuse to here, invisible among Maine’s poorest, in the care of grandparents who have little left to give but love – and just enough of that. Yet somehow Strider is climbing. How high? How far?

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