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Postby Julius Sumner Miller » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:47 pm

This was posted on longform.org a while back so people may have already seen it, but this article about a convention of amateur poets is awesome:

http://harpers.org/archive/2002/08/0079 ... e=82650271

After reading it, you'll want to watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRqQd9I7rYA

Pictures of some of the participants are here:

http://famouspoets.com/mn.asp?pg=2001
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Postby jewels » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:40 pm

that poetry article was awesome.
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Postby fresh » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:30 am

I CANNOT RECOMMEND READING THIS ARTICLE STRONGLY ENOUGH

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011 ... ntPage=all
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Postby Julius Sumner Miller » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:39 pm

Thanks for that, fresh. It truly was awesome. Every time you thought everything had been resolved it was like, "Holy shit!"
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Postby 1986 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:01 pm

fresh wrote:I CANNOT RECOMMEND READING THIS ARTICLE STRONGLY ENOUGH

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011 ... ntPage=all

AGREED

this is absolutely fucking amazing
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Postby fresh » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:13 pm

i dont think i could have made it up if i tried
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Postby jewels » Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:59 am

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Postby WAC » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:32 pm

1986 wrote:
fresh wrote:I CANNOT RECOMMEND READING THIS ARTICLE STRONGLY ENOUGH

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011 ... ntPage=all

AGREED

this is absolutely fucking amazing


yeah this is probably the best thing in the thread
He said ALOT of shit last night. And most of it WASN'T how he supported a fascist.
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Postby WAC » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:18 pm

What’s Left of the Left
Paul Krugman’s lonely crusade.

By Benjamin Wallace-Wells Published Apr 24, 2011

http://nymag.com/print/?/news/politics/paul-krugman-2011-5/

Best part is about the Krugman/Summers relationship

I ask Summers what he thinks is Krugman’s underlying complaint with the Obama administration. “Paul may be the smartest and most creative applied economic thinker of this era,” he says, “but there is some element of him that is like the guy in the bleachers who always demands the fake kick, the triple-reverse, the long bomb, or the big trade.”

The two economists have known each other since the late seventies, when they were both graduate students in Cambridge, and there were moments in conversation with Krugman that I began to suspect he viewed Summers as a one-man control group for his study of himself. They each share a high assessment of the other’s intellect (“Larry’s extremely smart—ask him and he’ll tell you,” Krugman says). Krugman’s sense of humor is built upon self-deprecation, and sometimes Summers’s sense of humor is built upon deprecating Krugman, too. In the early eighties, when the two worked together in the Reagan administration, Krugman realized that Summers had a talent for effectiveness—winning meetings, organizing subordinates, convincing economic novices of his point of view—that he himself could not hope to match. Summers became the insider and Krugman the outsider.
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Postby WAC » Sun May 08, 2011 10:11 pm

The Double Game
The unintended consequences of American funding in Pakistan.
by Lawrence Wright

American money began flowing into Pakistan in 1954, when a mutual defense agreement was signed. During the next decade, nearly two and a half billion dollars in economic assistance, and seven hundred million in military aid, went to Pakistan. After the 1965 Pakistan-India war began, the U.S. essentially withdrew aid to both countries. Gradually, U.S. economic aid was restored, but the Pakistani military was kept on probation.

Those civilian-aid programs were largely successful. Christine Fair, a specialist on South Asia at the Center for Peace and Security Studies, at Georgetown University, notes that the original model for economic assistance was “demand driven”—local groups or governments proposed projects and applied for grants. Aid usually came in the form of matching funds, so that grantees had a stake in the projects. Moreover, American specialists presided over the disbursement of these funds and served as managers. “That was effective,” Fair says. “But we haven’t done it for decades.”

Then, in 1979, U.S. intelligence discovered that Pakistan was secretly building a uranium-enrichment facility in response to India’s nuclear-weapons program. That April, the military dictator of Pakistan, General Mohammed Zia-ul-Haq, hanged the civilian President he had expelled from office, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto; he then cancelled elections. U.S. aid came to a halt. At the same time, Zia began giving support to an Islamist organization, Jamaat-e-Islami, the forerunner of many more radical groups to come. In November, a mob of Jamaat followers, inflamed by a rumor that the U.S. and Israel were behind an attack on the Grand Mosque, in Mecca, burned the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad to the ground, killing two Americans and two Pakistani employees. The American romance with Pakistan was over, but the marriage was just about to begin.


http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/05/16/110516fa_fact_wright

I dunno there was a lot of good stuff to excerpt in there
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Postby shark week » Mon May 23, 2011 11:14 am

i didn't see this article after glancing at all the links posted:

A reporter's first-hand account of the others' use of shabu (meth)

http://www.westword.com/2003-09-04/news/72-hour-party-people/full
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Postby rentboy » Mon May 23, 2011 12:32 pm

fresh wrote:I CANNOT RECOMMEND READING THIS ARTICLE STRONGLY ENOUGH

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011 ... ntPage=all


thanks for this link. amazing and bizarre and horrifying.
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Postby Spoilt Victorian Child » Mon May 23, 2011 12:45 pm

fresh wrote:I CANNOT RECOMMEND READING THIS ARTICLE STRONGLY ENOUGH

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011 ... ntPage=all

Make time to read this.
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Postby Merciel » Mon May 23, 2011 2:04 pm

Spoilt Victorian Child wrote:
fresh wrote:I CANNOT RECOMMEND READING THIS ARTICLE STRONGLY ENOUGH

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011 ... ntPage=all

Make time to read this.


I thought this was going to be some boring thing about Guatemalan politics but actually it is an amazing thing about Guatemalan politics. Hell of a story, and the way the writer structured it is just fantastic.
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Postby sleigh » Mon May 23, 2011 2:08 pm

David Grann, everybody.
so we are having various hot beverages together in the moments we can see eachother.
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Postby Spoilt Victorian Child » Mon May 23, 2011 2:19 pm

The headline is all "Small Earthquake in Chile; Not Many Dead," then there isn't even any comparison that would do the article justice.
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Postby Damien Amadeus MetalWind » Mon May 23, 2011 2:45 pm

shark week wrote:i didn't see this article after glancing at all the links posted:

A reporter's first-hand account of the others' use of shabu (meth)

http://www.westword.com/2003-09-04/news/72-hour-party-people/full


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Postby WAC » Mon May 23, 2011 11:25 pm

sleigh the jury wrote:David Grann, everybody.


I didn't realize he was the same guy who wrote about the Cameron Todd Willingham execution
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Postby transitive » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:08 pm

Dude is basically Bad Lieutenant come to life.

"The Baddest Lawyer in the History of Jersey"
http://nymag.com/news/features/paul-bergrin-2011-6/
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Postby Bramlet Abercrombie » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:20 am

transitive wrote:Dude is basically Bad Lieutenant come to life.

"The Baddest Lawyer in the History of Jersey"
http://nymag.com/news/features/paul-bergrin-2011-6/


maurice levy was the first thing that came to mind
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Postby Bramlet Abercrombie » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:25 am

read this awhile back: dude essentially starts a human smuggling ring in order to build a playoff high school basketball team

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2011-03-31 ... ll-dreams/
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Postby dog liver » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:23 am

Sealed with a kiss: How the mafia makes a deal

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/sealed-with-a-kiss-how-the-mafia-makes-a-deal-2295520.html

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The long and passionate kiss between the two young men continued for several seconds, as onlookers gawped and photographers snapped incessantly. Their lips finally parted when police officers yanked one man away and shoved him into a waiting police car.

Uninhibited public shows of affection between men are seldom seen in Italy. But these two weren't lovers. And the show they put on outside Naples police headquarters on Wednesday evening was something rarer still – a full kiss on the lips between Camorra mobsters as a powerful sign, made very public, that the bonds of the crime syndicate would remain strong and the arrested man would remain silent. Experts say that this particular mob tradition has never previously been filmed or photographed
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Postby isobel » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:12 pm

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/20 ... true-self/

philosopher joshua knobe on personal identity
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Postby swamp thing » Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:16 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... nbury.html

Sometimes it’s hard to know if we’re watching Wimbledon or Glastonbury. Take 21-year-old Victoria Azarenka, who arrived on court wearing earphones, moving her head in time to the music like a teenager, and chewing gum, which she then appeared to spit into a towel.

This year, Venus wore a bizarre flapping ‘playsuit’ which made her look as though she had covered herself in glue and fallen into a laundry basket.
She had a face you could chop wood with, and snarled at the press after she lost the match, which was about as ill-advised as the gold hot pants under that playsuit and the peculiar bra, which resembled a surgical truss that had crept northwards.


Her sister Serena (was ever a name more ill-chosen?)

Have you seen that shot of Swiss player Emmanuelle Gagliardi lifting her dress and scratching her rump? Anyone who knows anything about photography will realise that the bum-scratching went on for far too long, but long enough for a photographer to get the shot — and therefore boost her chances of getting into the papers.
‘So, my bum ’az been on TV? Nooo. Was it? I ’ad no idea. Call my agent.’ Miss Gagliardi is 34 and should put it away.


Admittedly, Serena Williams wore a white dress — but she also wore enormous black shorts and a black baseball cap, presumably to match her black mood.

And although Bartoli is well turned out and popular, she stuffs tennis balls up her drawers, as does Tatiana Golovin. A disgusting habit.

All that squealing like a pig stuck in mud, making noises more suited to the bedroom (and even then you’d be thrown out of any respectable hotel), must be deeply irritating for her opponent and sends me into a foaming frenzy.

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Postby dog liver » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:57 pm

http://nplusonemag.com/tyson-projected


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In a ceremony on June 10, Mike Tyson’s Hall of Fame photo and plaque were unveiled. The lead-up to this event—along with a new reality show about Tyson’s intriguing passion for pigeon fancying—has brought him back into the media spotlight. Tyson was the last great popular champion of the twentieth century, the last of what may well have been the age of prominent public boxers, a period that extended from Jack Johnson to Muhammad Ali, and saw its denouement with Tyson. Twenty-five years after he roared onto the scene we still speak of Tyson and not James “Buster” Douglas—the man who defeated Tyson—because we are, for some reason, still hungry to understand the particular life that this particular man was fighting for. And we’re still not getting it quite right.
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Postby Totally » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:09 pm

dailymirror wrote: Miss Gagliardi is 34 and should put it away.

Awesome.
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Postby jewels » Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:38 am

a 1972 article about tom wolfe

http://nymag.com/print/?/news/media/47353/
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Postby husbands » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:37 am

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... TopStories

Why Crime Keeps Falling
James Q. Wilson

includes these theories:
expansion of the carceral state
better home security
preference for weed instead of crack

and more!
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Postby Motron » Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:42 pm

fresh wrote:I CANNOT RECOMMEND READING THIS ARTICLE STRONGLY ENOUGH

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011 ... ntPage=all

After reading this I had to listen to
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Postby razzle » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:16 pm

my dad sent me an interview with david lynch on lost highway by david foster wallace. i can try and find it and post it. seems like it's hipinion in article form

http://www.lynchnet.com/lh/lhpremiere.html
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