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Thou Shalt Not Steal Books

SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 This piece appears in the LARB Print Quarterly Journal: No. 15,  Revolution Become a member to support the LA Review of Books and receive the LARB Quarterly Journal I wasn’t a book boy. I did have a child’s picture book of Moby Dick. Probably 25 words a page, very colorful drawings, 30 big pages total? My favorite, ...

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INM Chases Brides Up the Aisle with New Magazine and Website

Independent News & Media has launched a new website and glossy magazine aimed at Ireland’s thriving wedding market. The website, TheVow.ie will provide a digital hub for everything related to getting married with a broad range of content and it will accompany The VOW magazine, formerly known as Irish Brides magazine. According to Karen Birney, editor at TheVow.ie: “Ireland’s wedding ...

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A selection of first sentences from new books, Sept. 24

This is how I heard the story. “Moonglow,” a novel, now in paperback, by Michael Chabon Where was that nugget of old, dried-up s— weed I bought on the Venice boardwalk two years ago from a vagrant dealer who may or may not have sold me a thimble full of dirt mixed with oregano? “Mental: Lithium, Love, and Losing My ...

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Rolling Stone Draws ‘Robust’ Interest for Majority Stake in Iconic Magazine

In the four days since Wenner Media LLC put Rolling Stone magazine up for sale, the chance to buy a majority stake in the iconic rock ‘n roll periodical has drawn “robust” interest from “a large number” of media companies, publishers and billionaire investors, said a source with knowledge of the talks.  Roughly 25 entities are likely to agree to sign a non-disclosure ...

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Intuvo Makes Inc. Magazine’s Annual Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Intuvo (www.intuvo.com), a leading provider of marketing automation software to the financial industry, has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s fastest growing private companies of 2017. Inc. Magazine ranked Intuvo in the top twenty-four percent of companies on its 36th annual Inc. 5000 List. The list is the most prestigious ...

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Emmy winner Charlie Brooker taps Canadians Cory Doctorow & Sylvain Neuvel for 1st Black Mirror collection

Charlie Brooker, who picked up two Emmy Awards for his TV series Black Mirror on Sunday, announced that Canadians Cory Doctorow and Sylvain Neuvel, along with London-based writer Claire North, will author the first volume of Black Mirror fiction, due out in February 2018. Black Mirror, an original series on Netflix, is an anthology-style sci-fi show — each episode features a new cast in a ...

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New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning

Even as machines known as “deep neural networks” have learned to converse, drive cars, beat video games and Go champions, dream, paint pictures and help make scientific discoveries, they have also confounded their human creators, who never expected so-called “deep-learning” algorithms to work so well. No underlying principle has guided the design of these learning systems, other than vague inspiration ...

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