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Note Bene: An 'Imposter' in Academia

In Aeon, professor philosophy Amy Olberding writes about being an academic from a working-class rural background:

 I was once congratulated on my ‘bravery’ for not training out my ‘rustic accent’ – never mind that I didn’t know, until then, that I had one.

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'Ready Player One' trailer races through Spielberg's retro VR world

“Save the OASIS, save the world.” No, this isn’t the catchphrase for more Heroes. It’s a line fueling the Ready Player One trailer, your golden ticket inside… 221 more words


View of NYC Today

In a recent found illustration by James Victore with text by Sadie Stein is their funny take on map of NYC today titled  ” There Goes the Neighborhood “.   Check it out.

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Alec Baldwin New Talk Show

Recently the news came out of Alec hosting his own talk show.  As a big fan of his podcast on public radio called Heres the Thing ,  the format will be similar to have a guest or two and interview in the same witty banter that Alec is famous for.  328 more words

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Tye Sheridan goes back to the future in totally '80s 'Ready Player One' poster

Ready Player One, the Steven Spielberg film that isn’t lacking the retro Easter eggs, got the 1980s-inspired movie poster it rightfully deserves. One could say it’s the biggest Easter egg yet. 199 more words


Elvis Documentary

Coming in April to HBO is a 2 part 3 hour documentary on Elvis and his life story.  This was filmed by Thom Zimny and Jon Landau of Bruce Springsteens camp looks to be very well done and informative.  101 more words

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Quote of the Day: Moderation vs. Justice

From Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail“:

I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate … who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice … Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.

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