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The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia
The man who has apparently beheaded several foreign hostages in videos, identified as Mohammed Emwazi, came to the attention of the authorities in 2009, when they thought he was going to fight with Al Shabab.
4 hours ago
Blogging on Medium — Inside Medium — Medium
I’m an advisor to Medium and stepped in to run one of the product teams for a brief stint last year. On October 16, Ev sent me the following direct message on Twitter: On October 30, 2014, I published this internally for Medium employees.
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Art patriarchs John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha pick out Los Angeles' brightest creative talent | Art | Wallpaper* Magazine
For our recent March issue, we invited art heavyweights John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha (pictured at Ruscha's studio in Culver City) to pick out their home city's truest voices. Meet more of their creative crowd here...
5 hours ago
FCC votes for net neutrality, a ban on paid fast lanes, and Title II | Ars Technica
The Federal Communications Commission today voted to enforce net neutrality rules that prevent Internet providers—including cellular carriers—from blocking or throttling traffic or giving priority to Web services in exchange for payment.
5 hours ago
Open source - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In production and development, open source as a philosophy promotes a universal access via free license to a product's design or blueprint, and b) universal redistribution of that design or blueprint, including subsequent improvements to it by anyone.
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Watch Alejandro Jodorowsky give a tarot reading | Dazed
What better insight into the working process of a cult filmmaker than through the eyes of his significant other? Meet Liv Corfixen, who documented her hot-headed director hubby Nicolas Winding Refn while he wheedled Ryan Gosling into maintaining his brooding smoulder throughout Only God Forgi
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The Quietus | Features | Tome On The Range | Ben Lerner, 10:04 & The Death Of “Silence”
Tom Evans considers the concept of silence, the relationship between artist and audience — author and reader — and the notion of collectivity, through the lens of Ben Lerner's 10:04. (Image: 'White Cube' — Ryohei Kan)
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J.K. Rowling’s Magical Writing Hut and the Pursuit of True Depth - Study Hacks - Cal Newport
This past fall, news broke that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was building a replica of Hagrid’s hut near the border of a forest on her Scottish estate.
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Can “Mindfulness” Boost A Business? One PDX Meditation Hub Wants To Find Out | Portland Monthly
Living in the moment. Simplicity. Emptiness. It all may seem foreign to Western business culture. But a growing number of executives think relaxed, “mindful” workers—themselves included—have a serious leg up on less-grounded competitors.
yesterday
Alex Payne — Meditation and Performance
Our notion of knowledge work is approaching its sixth decade. Having exhausted management fads and novel office furniture arrangements, attention has now turned to meditation as the next performance enhancer for cerebral endeavors.
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ASX.TV: Alec Soth on ‘Songbook’ | AMERICAN SUBURB X
Alec Soth sat down with Fraenkel Gallery to chat about his current exhibition “Songbook,” on view at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco through 4 April 2015.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates Responds: "It's a Privilege for Me to Be Black"
On Tuesday, The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates illuminated one of the key disadvantages of the white public intellectual: "You can live in the world of myth and be taken seriously.
2 days ago
454 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011—2157
Anonymous said: do you want to be famous? In 1928 the architect Mies van der Rohe was commissioned to design a pavilion representing Weimar Germany at the 1929 International Exhibition in Barcelona.
2 days ago
New ways to write and read on Medium — The Story — Medium
Here at Medium, we’re always striving to make it easier for you to share your stories and ideas — but sometimes things get in the way. Perhaps your idea isn’t yet fully formed.
2 days ago
James Baldwin Debates William F. Buckley (1965) - YouTube
Historic debate between James Baldwin v. William F. Buckley Jr. at Cambridge University on the question: "Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?"
2 days ago
820: Claire Lew: The importance of knowing your company inside and out
What does it take to be an Entrepreneur? Join us as Claire shares her Entrepreneurial mindset and an inside glance at her journey to becoming a successful Entrepreneur.
2 days ago
Hedonic treadmill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The hedonic treadmill, also known as hedonic adaptation, is the supposed tendency of humans to quickly return to a relatively stable level of happiness despite major positive or negative events or life changes.
2 days ago
Strategies for getting feedback (and not hating it) by Jonas Downey of Basecamp
Recently my team has been working on core improvements for Basecamp. We planned to move quickly on a range of projects, and we wanted to make sure everyone at the company stayed in the loop.
2 days ago
Part two: Foreign policy | Barack Obama: The Vox Conversation
Years before he was a national figure, Barack Obama delivered a speech at a rally against the proposed invasion of Iraq that became integral to his underdog primary campaign in 2008. "I don't oppose all wars," he said. "What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.
2 days ago
Grey Paintings » Quotes » Gerhard Richter
When I first painted a number of canvases grey all over (about eight years ago), I did so because I did not know what to paint, or what there might be to paint: so wretched a start could lead to nothing meaningful.
2 days ago
Josephine Food Start-up | Edible East Bay
On a mild Thursday night in late October, long after the school day had ended, the Willard Middle School campus drew a lively, hungry stream of visitors.
2 days ago
Intel now No. 1 sponsor of Linux contributions | OregonLive.com
Intel, one of the world's largest computer hardware companies, is now also among the biggest contributors to open-source software.
2 days ago
Grammys 2015: Transcript of Bob Dylan's MusiCares Person of Year speech - LA Times
Now listen, I'm not ever going to disparage another songwriter. I'm not going to do that. I'm not saying it's a bad song. I'm just saying it might be a little overcooked. But, you know, it was in the top 10 anyway. Tom and a few other writers had the whole Nashville scene sewed up in a box.
2 days ago
Summer of Love - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Summer of Love was a social phenomenon that occurred during the summer of 1967, when as many as 100,000 people converged in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. Although hippies also gathered in major cities across the U.S.
2 days ago
Me and My Girls - David Carr
Where does a junkie’s time go? Mostly in 15-minute increments, like a bug-eyed Tarzan, swinging from hit to hit. For months on end in 1988, I sat inside a house in north Minneapolis, doing coke and listening to Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” and finding my own pathetic resonance in the lyrics.
2 days ago
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Born 24 November 1864Albi, Tarn, France Died 9 September 1901(1901-09-09) (aged 36)Château Malromé, France Nationality French Known for Painter, printmaker, draughtsman, illustrator Movement Post-Impressionism, Art Nouveau Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-M
2 days ago
The CSS at... | CSS-Tricks
There was a fun little trend toward the end of last year where companies were posting their approach to CSS. The tools involved, the methodologies, the thinking, and the data and numbers behind it. Mark Otto kicked it off, best I can tell.
2 days ago
www.stratfor.com
The murders of cartoonists who made fun of Islam and of Jews shopping for their Sabbath meals by Islamists in Paris last week have galvanized the world. A galvanized world is always dangerous. Galvanized people can do careless things.
2 days ago
Combine by Nathan Kontny of Basecamp
Some people are destined for mediocrity. Take this guy for example: A college kid, who, despite a semi-decent college showing as an American football quarterback, was drafted 199th by a professional team. You don’t have to be a football or sports fan to realize how terrible that is.
2 days ago
The Believer - A River Runs Through It
When I was nineteen or so, Richard Nichols, a man who was more of a father to me than my own father was, invited me to Electric Lady Studios in New York to watch Amiri Baraka record one of his new poems.
2 days ago
Glover’s Lane «
On December 5, 2014, musician Childish Gambino was nominated for two Grammys, for his album Because the Internet (Best Rap Album) and song “3005” (Best Rap Performance). One week later, on December 12, FX ordered a pilot for actor Donald Glover’s comedy Atlanta.
2 days ago
Q&A: How Alan Taylor, online photography pioneer, is rethinking The Atlantic’s photo site » Nieman Journalism Lab
On Monday, NASA released a high definition version of one of its most iconic photos ever, the Pillars of Creation — a shot from the Hubble Space Telescope that shows three massive columns of gas about 6,500 light years away.
2 days ago
mobile.nytimes.com
At 3 a.m. on Oct. 9, 2013,the 24-year-old conceptual artist Amalia Ulman woke up in a hospital in rural Pennsylvania with a bone sticking out of her leg.
2 days ago
The staid young: Oh! You pretty things | The Economist
GÖRLITZER PARK, a patch of grass and concrete, has a seedy air. Its tall walls are covered in graffiti. Near the entrances, young African men stand around hassling bystanders, asking if they want to buy some “kiffen”.
2 days ago
A mile wide, an inch deep — Medium
I was recently quoted as saying, “I don’t give a shit” if Instagram has more users than Twitter. If you read the article you’ll note there’s a big “if” before my not giving of said shit. As quoted: Of course, I am trivializing what Instagram is to many people.
2 days ago
www.artdependence.com
David Ostrowski - painter, who questions the whole idea of painting, experimenting with styles, strokes, compositions and themes.
2 days ago
#HYPERREALCG
Community blog showcasing the latest hyper real 3d art & rendering technology Submit Instagram
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unless your site is about one thing, it’s about everything | Fredrik deBoer
I have, for same reason, spent a couple hours on Fusion tonight. (.net, teehee.) And, you know, as much as I might want to make light of Felix Salmon’s cool guy Monty Burns routine, the site itself is… fine. It’s fine! I mean, it’s whatever. Fine is fine.
2 days ago
Deep Habits: Work With Your Whole Brain - Study Hacks - Cal Newport
Last summer, I wrote a post detailing various strategies for reading mathematical proofs faster. Last week, I stumbled across a new strategy that I think may be relevant for many different types of deep information processing.
2 days ago
Astropad - Transform your iPad into a professional graphics tablet
Creating Astropad required innovative new technology we call LIQUID. The result is stunning image quality and responsiveness never before seen in similar tools. LIQUID is true to your source material with color corrected output and retina resolution.
2 days ago
Pinterest Engineer Tracy Chou is Breaking the Silicon Ceiling - Vogue
Tracy Chou, a young engineer at Pinterest, is tackling tech’s women problem head-on.
3 days ago
Andres Gonzalez Photography
“This is a book about place – but how do you define place when there are no specific boundaries? The book becomes the place - Somewhere / Here…This journey follows a disembodied path, but arrives in fullness.
3 days ago
sebpearce.com
Namaste. Do you want to sell a New Age product and/or service? Tired of coming up with meaningless copy for your starry-eyed customers? Want to join the ranks of bestselling self-help authors? We can help.
3 days ago
Just Checking In — The Message — Medium
Subject: wtf Paul?!?????? Virginia replied:Kind of, actually.
3 days ago
A True Picture of Black Skin - Teju Cole
What comes to mind when we think of photography and the civil rights movement? Direct, viscerally affecting images with familiar subjects: huge rallies, impassioned speakers, people carrying placards (“I Am a Man”), dogs and fire hoses turned on innocent protesters.
4 days ago
Women are leaving the tech industry in droves - LA Times
Ana Redmond launched into a technology career for an exciting challenge and a chance to change the world. She was well-equipped to succeed too: An ambitious math and science wiz, she could code faster, with fewer errors, than anyone she knew.
4 days ago
Thomas Demand undercuts what we think photographs show us - LA Times
For a dozen years, German artist Thomas Demand has been constructing elaborate sculptures of still lifes, landscapes and building interiors from colored paper and then photographing them. The sculptures are based on color photographs, so his process closes a disorienting loop.
4 days ago
Richard Pryor Called the #OscarsSoWhite Before Twitter - NBC News
"I am here tonight. To explain why black people. Will never be nominated for anything." The year was 1977 and Richard Pryor was opening the 49th Academy Awards. After the chuckles settled, Pryor started the night with a dig at number of black acting nominations: a grand total of zero.
4 days ago
Peter Lik’s Recipe for Success: Sell Prints. Print Money.
Peter Lik is in awe of himself. When he describes his career as a fine-art photographer, he speaks with the satisfaction of a guy who has performed miracles, at the pace of a bystander who just caught a glimpse of Superman.
4 days ago
Micro-Apartments, Tiny Homes Prefabricated in Brooklyn
For most single New Yorkers, the tyranny of living in a small space, or worse, a shared space, is all too familiar. And with the number of single New Yorkers growing, the demand for more of these spaces is inevitable.
4 days ago
Letter of Recommendation: Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Tusk’
There is a species of spider that hunts by releasing chemicals that imitate the sex pheromones of moths. When its prey arrives, high on fantasies of romance, the spider hits it with a sticky blob of web, then devours it. Scientists call this “aggressive mimicry.”
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Teenage Kevin Garnett was just as intense as adult Kevin Garnett - ESPN
Kevin Garnett might be ending his NBA career where it started, as the Nets traded him to the Minnesota Timberwolves. For a while, he was the only thing really worth watching about the team -- a young, exciting player whose competitive fire bordered on frightening.
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King David - David Carr - TA-NEHISI COATES
Things have been hard since I got let go from TIME. Me and Kenyatta have been scrambling to hold everything together. Relationship is good—we've been in this situation before, so we're not as panicked as before.
6 days ago
Solo by Nate Otto of Basecamp
Going to grad school to study something pragmatic that would lead directly to a new career was something I considered, but I didn’t really like the idea of taking two years and a lot of debt in order to enter a job market for something I didn’t really want to do anyway.
6 days ago
GQ&A: Kobe Bryant
"I know who I am," is among the first things Kobe Bryant tells me, which is the kind of statement made only by people who are very, very right or very, very wrong. He tells me this in a breakfast café called Haute Cakes, tucked inside a strip mall in Newport Beach, California.
6 days ago
Born Yesterday by Philip Larkin | Read A Little Poetry
Most of all, may you be safe, may the spaces around you that I can’t touch be filled with my love, and may you go to sleep every night believing there’s always tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that.
6 days ago
Why You Should Make the Little Things Count | Inc.com
A few months ago, I went to the Mayo Clinic for a checkup as part of its Executive Health Program. The plan is set up to let you see a handful of doctors and specialists in a tightly choreographed one to three days. If you need any extra tests or consultations during that time, you get them.
6 days ago
Like Henry David Thoreau, but with WiFi - Style - The Boston Globe
For Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, “minimalism” is much more than a simple, spartan ethos. The 31-year-old Ohio natives have spent the past couple of years paring down their possessions and reordering their priorities.
6 days ago
Alex Payne, who helped build Twitter, returns to Portland as tech mentor and vegan restaurateur | OregonLive.com
The first time Alex Payne moved to Portland he created a bit of a sensation. One of Twitter's first engineers, Payne had a hand in helping shape the influential social media company. But he quit Twitter in 2010 and moved north, finding in Portland a mellow antidote to the California tech frenzy.
6 days ago
Glitch City
A collective of independent artists and game developers. A private shared cooperative studio space. An incredible community. Women ❤ Game Dev art show at Cinefamily. Part of the Women in CGI retrospective on Dec 17th. Come join us for an amazing night of digital arts. 
7 days ago
Behind the Relaunch of The New York Times Magazine
Welcome to the new New York Times Magazine. For the past four months, as we’ve been putting out the magazine you read every weekend, we’ve also been busying ourselves behind the scenes, crafting something new and different.
7 days ago
Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer
A MONTH ago, I felt that I was in good health, even robust health. At 81, I still swim a mile a day. But my luck has run out — a few weeks ago I learned that I have multiple metastases in the liver. Nine years ago it was discovered that I had a rare tumor of the eye, an ocular melanoma.
7 days ago
#DWF15 Earlywords: The Future is Now - YouTube
On The Future is Now podcast, Oscar Schwartz explores the future of everything, from plagiarism to Pygmalion, newspapers to artificial intelligence. In this special livestreaming episode, Oscar will talk to three people who have very different conceptions about the future of the Internet - one techn
7 days ago
Jonathan Ive and the Future of Apple - The New Yorker
In recent months, Sir Jonathan Ive, the forty-seven-year-old senior vice-president of design at Apple—who used to play rugby in secondary school, and still has a bench-pressing bulk that he carries a little sheepishly, as if it belonged to someone else—has described himself as both “deeply, de
8 days ago
David Letterman - Future Islands: "Seasons (Waiting On You)" - YouTube
Making their network TV debut, Future Islands performed "Seasons (Waiting On You)" from their album, "Singles."
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Miro Video Converter FREE - Convert any video to MP4, WebM (vp8), iPhone, Android, iPod, iPad, and more.
Miro Video Converter From the creators of Miro, a wonderful video player and downloader Try Miro! (also free and open) Finally! A beautiful, simple way to convert almost any video to MP4, WebM (vp8), Ogg Theora, or for Android, iPhone, and iPad.
8 days ago
That's What Xu Said : Stop Blowhard Syndrome
When I express any shred of doubt about whether I deserve or am qualified for something, people often try to reassure me that I am just experiencing impostor syndrome. About 10% of the time, it’s true.
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Classic Advice Print - White – Good Fucking Design Advice Store
Our classic poster is a blend of inspiration and motivation carefully crafted to keep your fire burning. Each three-color print measures 18x24 inches, silkscreened by our friends at The Half and Half on a sheet of French Paper’s 100lb cover ‘Whipped Cream.’
8 days ago
Carr upon Twitter — Medium
Did I know David Carr? No. I had never spoken with him. I never met him. I don’t even think we had ever been in the same room, although it’s possible as I’ve visited The Times. He may have been physically close at some point but I can lay no claim to closeness.
8 days ago
Modularscale
Not sure how this calculator works? Here are some tips. This calculator makes a set of numbers called a modular scale, which you use like a ruler. More →
9 days ago
Theremin - Clara Rockmore play "The Swan" (Saint-Saëns)
Performed by Clara Rockmore (1911-1998), the first performer to bring complete musical artistry to the theremin. This song from suit "The Carnival of the Animals" サン・サーンス「白鳥」 テルミン演奏:クララ・ロックモア
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The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think | Johann Hari
It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned -- and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction by our teachers and by our governments. This story is so deeply ingrained in our minds that we take it for granted. It seems obvious.
10 days ago
From 0 to $1B - Slack's Founder Shares Their Epic Launch Strategy
You’ve probably heard about Slack’s exponential growth. And you may have read about how the internal-communication platform — now just two years old — is already used by more than 30,000 teams and valued at over $1 billion. But have you visited its Twitter Wall of Love?
10 days ago
Medium Lost a Great Friend — Inside Medium — Medium
I posted this internally to Medium employees on February 13, 2015. See Hatching Inside Medium for more context. Nobody who ever met David Carr will forget him.
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