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Chow Down

Chow Down

New started growing bean sprouts in his basement...

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‘I mean actually using a tree as a thing to ride’

‘I mean actually using a tree as a thing to ride’

Only a place steeped in adolescent boredom could produce a sport so maddeningly stupid as tree riding...

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The first-amendment bubble of big US online media platforms quickly burst…

The first-amendment bubble of big US online media platforms quickly burst…

When free-market elephants like Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos take charge of major mass-media outlets, concerns are raised about the direction of free speech...

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xG

xG

It showed that between 9% and 13% of all shots produced a goal and the goal-to-shot ratio was in the range 8.2 to 10.6...

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Talking TED

Talking TED

Suddenly, everyone was sharing TED talks...

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Woke in action is perfectly compatible with capitalism…

Woke in action is perfectly compatible with capitalism…

The real project of Woke is to diversify the ruling class, and little else...

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Chicken Tikka Stew

Chicken Tikka Stew

Sukhadwala mounts a persuasive defence of the concept of curry against a loose coalition she calls the curry deniers...

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America’s Ecstasy of Sanctimony

America’s Ecstasy of Sanctimony

Tribalism is binary: the grey zone of subtlety, ambiguity, complexity and hesitation shrinks almost to nothing. Mistakes become crimes...

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Susanna Crossman: Riding the Baking Edge #7

Susanna Crossman: Riding the Baking Edge #7

It is December. People bake, putting goods into ovens. Quiet sweetness is placed on tables...

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Christmas Number

Christmas Number

There is no more dangerous or disgusting habit than that of celebrating Christmas before it comes...

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Douglas Penick: Christmas Claus Causality

Douglas Penick: Christmas Claus Causality

Presents embody a moment in which the obligation to work for every material joy is suspended...

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bell hooks in Denmark

bell hooks in Denmark

We have so many new groups like the Spice Girls, who are asserting a kind of feminist adventurism with their music...

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Meta Narrative

Meta Narrative

Users conform ever more closely to one or a few of the narratives on offer, driven by powerful mimetic dynamics to converge on common thoughts, words, and actions...

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In the past money may have made intimacy possible, now intimacy makes money…

In the past money may have made intimacy possible, now intimacy makes money…

Advertising is a major force behind the Internet, promising free content while promoting the ethos of choice. But the possibility of choice has literally put a price on intimacy...

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All Tied

All Tied

Men’s neckties provide rich fodder for topic matter. The tie is a remarkable piece of nothing...

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Swimming the Seine

Swimming the Seine

Imagine a rapid with a big tree in front of you and you’ve also got this kayak full of stuff...

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Cabbage, Care and Culture

Cabbage, Care and Culture

In adolescence, I craved rapini and gai lan, salty and oil-slick, perfumed with garlic. In adulthood, I’ve grown fond of cabbage...

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