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Los Angeles Review of Books Digital Editions – The Digital Revolution: Debating the Promise and Perils of the Internet and Algorithmic Lives in the Last Years of the Obama Administration

AUGUST 26, 2017 You can download the full edition of The Digital Revolution here. PLENTY OF RAPTUROUS CLAIMS have been made about the internet as an agent of democratization and innovation. Many more claims have been made about its Pandora-like perils, and how these herald our individual and collective downfalls, whether by taking away our jobs, exposing our darkest selves, ...

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LGBT Flame Con 2017 comic books

Flame Con is a New York convention with a focus on LGBTQIA creators and stories. There are panels, there are improv groups, there is singing. Most importantly, though, there are books. Tables and tables of glorious books. And, chances are, most of them aren’t ones you’ve heard of. But… maybe you should have? Maybe I should have. So I clutched ...

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Germany books record budget surplus in first half

The German state notched up a record budget surplus between January and June, official figures showed Friday, as Europe’s largest economy continued to grow strongly. All the levels of government — federal, regional and municipal — combined took in 18.3 billion euros ($21.6 billion) more than they spent, data from federal statistics authority Destatis showed. Government revenue from taxes, social ...

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Revisiting a Texas writer’s book about prejudice in ‘Confessions of a White Racist’ | Books

King was a terrific writer of narrative non-fiction, one whose skill reached a peak with Confessions of a White Racist, which in the wake of the tragedy in Charlottesville, Va., is a work of art that all white Americans should read. The New York Times called it a “startling autobiographical work” in praising the author for examining “the complicity of ...

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Carl Blackmore enters the Thomasville record books | Sports

THOMASVILLE — During Thomasville’s season opener against Cairo last week, Bulldog kicker Carl Blackmore was sporting a brand new pair of neon yellow cleats. He’d never used them in a game before, but after breaking a 17-year-old school record with a 53-yard field goal against the Syrupmakers, it’s safe to say they’ll be seeing a lot more action during the ...

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LONG JUMPING INTOTHE RECORD BOOKS

IN STEPHANIE Jones’ “long, long” teaching career, she has never seen an athlete with as much raw potential as fifth-grader Samuel Geu. The Redbank Plains State School physical education teacher watched on in awe as Samuel – who is already more than six feet tall – broke three school records and won seven events at a recent school athletics carnival. ...

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What Can You Do by Cynthia Flood

What Can You Do Cynthia Flood | Biblioasis, 151 pps, $19.95 Cynthia Flood scatters fleeting moments of personal insight throughout the dozen intriguing stories of What Can You Do, her fifth collection. Funnily, though, they’re sporadic, unreliable, and not what Flood’s characters (or readers) might expect. With characters muddling through or getting by with what life hands them, wisdom of the ...

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