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“About 1710, J. D. Herlein, a Dutch visitor to Paramaribo, reported that a runaway slave from the town had been recaptured by the authorities. His sentence, which the court intended “to serve as an example to others,” was “to be quartered alive, and the pieces thrown in the River.” Herlein witnessed the execution: “He was lain on the ground, his head on a long beam.
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Kendrick Lamar has long acknowledged legendary rap group and fellow Compton natives, N.W.A., as inspiring trailblazers. The 28-year-old wrote an essay, explaining his thoughts on the debt he owes N.W.A., and the late Eazy-E in particular. 184 more words
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Mamoru Oshii is many things, but one thing he rarely is is subtle. In fact, I once read someone describe his method of character dialogue as ‘standing around, talking themselves to death’ and, to be honest, it made me chuckle because it’s completely true. 646 more words