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By Walter Cummins Distraction and concentration form polar opposites which may be stated as follows: A man who concentrates before a work of art is absorbed by it. … In contrast, the distracted mass absorbs the work of art. — Walter Benjamin, as translated by Harry Zohn   The other day when I asked Alexa […]

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Downton Abbey, now in its sixth and final season, has been a TV phenomenon, with audiences in more than 200 countries, including 160 million viewers in China. In the US it is the most popular PBS program ever, and, during the 2014-15 viewing year, it came out twentieth in popularity among all network and cable […]

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The documentary series Making a Murderer, currently airing on Netflix, is generating a lot of reaction from viewers and commentators. Many people (including hundreds of thousands who have signed a petition) are clamoring for the release of the show’s central figure, convicted murderer Steven Avery. Avery was falsely accused and convicted of an assault in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin […]

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(1) One week this past October, The New Yorker’s television critic, Emily Nussbaum, wrote a piece which began by dissing—as making “little sense”; “élitism in the guise of hipness”—one of the great works of American cultural criticism, previous New Yorker writer George W.S. Trow’s “Within the Context of No Context.”[1] The week after Nussbaum’s piece […]

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The British Broadcasting Corporation is currently remaking Poldark, an immensely successful television drama first broadcast in 1975-77. The drama is based on a series of novels by Winston Graham. The video version of Poldark has outsold every other costume drama except the 1995 version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The new series will be screened by […]

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[PLEASE note that this post, and the linked article, contain “spoilers” from the most recent episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones.] As a trial attorney, I’m no stranger to complaints about the fairness of the criminal process. Often, I am the one complaining. Even after over two hundred years of Constitutional protections for defendants in American […]

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[PLEASE note that this post, and the linked article, contain “spoilers” from the most recent episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones.] As a trial attorney, I’m no stranger to complaints about the fairness of the criminal process. Often, I am the one complaining. Even after over two hundred years of Constitutional protections for defendants in American […]

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March 13, 2018

i am looking for spiritual rats that bring money into my room i am from zimbabwe

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[PLEASE note that this post, and the linked article, contain “spoilers” from the most recent episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones.] As a trial attorney, I’m no stranger to complaints about the fairness of the criminal process. Often, I am the one complaining. Even after over two hundred years of Constitutional protections for defendants in American […]

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February 3, 2018

This is, clearly, a continuing story. In an online article in a new UK magazine, The Amorist, computer science professor Kate Devlin urges that sex bots (and digital assistants, like Siri) shouldn't just be "gynoids"; we should have access to "androids" as well. And then there is my personal experience of drawing from the nude. Increasingly, I find or realize, that breasts now often -- and unfortunately! -- are coming in just one, too-perfect shape. (In the augmentation industry it's called "round," and I believe the most popular fill is on the order of 400ccs.) Are we finding that the simples...

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Arabian Red Fox, photograph by Jem Babbington, appears on Birds of Saudi Arabia website

[PLEASE note that this post, and the linked article, contain “spoilers” from the most recent episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones.] As a trial attorney, I’m no stranger to complaints about the fairness of the criminal process. Often, I am the one complaining. Even after over two hundred years of Constitutional protections for defendants in American […]

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July 25, 2017

[…] Gun. Pour ses explorations des traductions, vers le français, de la poésie, voir, par example, Translating Dickinson, Poetry as Conversation, et Dylan, Nobel, Paris, Chimes Flashing. Some readers may also find of […]

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