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    I like her writing style. Thanks ides.

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    I check this every few days. Great insight into the workings of the military all over the world with a healthy dose of history to remind us of what can happen if we ignore it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgaddis View Post
    Wow, Dustin, thanks for posting that. That hits heavy. I've never known anything close to difficulty. I should count my blessings.
     

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    Brilliant piece of writing on visiting a Christian rock festival:

    Upon this Rock by John Jeremiah Sullivan

    If you like Rock, JJS has a book of magazine features titled Pulphead: Essays published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

    John and I were in the same class at Sewanee although our paths didn't cross despite just 1500 students.

    And I think the Shit-Town podcast most definitely qualifies as illuminating journalism:

    S-Town Podcast
     

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    Paris Review - Hippies

    Maybe you have to be a certain age to really appreciate this, or to have lived in Northern California in the '70's, before things went south.

    Denis Johnson is a favorite of mine. Read Angels if you haven't.
     

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    @ides1056 you can only read a portion of the Hippies article without subscribing
     

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    Fascinating bit of Michael Pollan’s new book on psychedelics:

    My Adventures With the Trip Doctors - The New York Times
     

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    Holliscx wins for using the new VSalon mention function and Hippies.

    This thread is keeping me happy not to mention I'd never before known what is a Trap House.

    The last video game I played was Pong. There was a brief stint with Doom. I remember spending a weekend playing that game and for weeks peering around corners IRL ;)

    The New Yorker article on the game world of Fortnite is illustrative how little I know about gaming today. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...arts-and-minds

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    Quote Originally Posted by clunk View Post
    Fascinating bit of Michael Pollan’s new book on psychedelics:

    My Adventures With the Trip Doctors - The New York Times
    This is a great bit, and nice to see someone who does not fall into the stereotypical traps of psychedelic culture writing about this important topic. I worked for MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) for some time and continue to work as a scientist/professional studying drugs of this nature and am very much looking forward to this book. Thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Holliscx wins for using the new VSalon mention function and Hippies.

    This thread is keeping me happy not to mention I'd never before known what is a Trap House.

    The last video game I played was Pong. There was a brief stint with Doom. I remember spending a weekend playing that game and for weeks peering around corners IRL ;)

    The New Yorker article on the game world of Fortnite is illustrative how little I know about gaming today. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...arts-and-minds
    I've played video games since I was a kid, but it was never my main hobby, always something to do when the weather didn't allow outside play, or late at night, home sick from school, etc. I still play some, but I don't care about online multiplayer and have never watched videos of people playing (other than reviews of games on YouTube). So this, to me, is shocking/crazy:

    The medium’s breakout star is known as Ninja. He is a former professional Halo player named Tyler Blevins, who has said that he makes more than half a million dollars a month by streaming his Fortnite sessions, and his free-associative commentary, on Twitch (which is owned by Amazon). His YouTube channel has more than ten million subscribers. Last month, he hosted a Fortnite tournament in Las Vegas, in an e-sports arena, and almost seven hundred thousand people tuned in to his Twitch stream. I’ve heard many teens refer to him as America’s biggest entertainer—which is not as hyperbolic as it sounds. In April, Ninja ranked higher than any athlete in the world in “social interactions,” a measure of social-media likes, comments, shares, and views. Cristiano Ronaldo was No. 2. In March, Ninja consented to a Fortnite session with Drake.
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    Pro Tip: sign up for an InstaPaper account (it's free), and add the various plugins to your browser(s).
    On LongForm.org there is an option to save any link to your offline reader of choice, including InstaPaper.

    I save up long articles for plane rides and knock out a handful at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robin3mj View Post
    Pro Tip: sign up for an InstaPaper account (it's free), and add the various plugins to your browser(s).
    On LongForm.org there is an option to save any link to your offline reader of choice, including InstaPaper.

    I save up long articles for plane rides and knock out a handful at a time.
    Oh wow...will do. Thanks Matt.

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    NYT, WaPo, Mother Jones and The Nation are to my eye comprehensive journalism. Two new favorites are:

    The Atlantic

    The New Republic
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    Annie Dillard's "Total Eclipse" may have been posted here before, but it's so powerful it deserves a second mention:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/...clipse/536148/
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    Quote Originally Posted by holliscx View Post
    @ides1056 you can only read a portion of the Hippies article without subscribing
    pisser-

    the collection of his journalism, from which this was excerpted, was terrific

    Jesus' Son, a collection of short stories, is another peak experience

    Angels is on my list of great books written in the past fifty years
     

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    First, really good article on an ex-CIA agent becoming a beat cop.
    Funny part, how finding a job where you can read entire issues of The Economist
    can get you a CIA job.

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...-who-came-home

    ""Later that year, Skinner left the Capitol Police and became an air marshal.
    One day, he got a call from a blocked number.
    “You applied to work for the government?” the caller asked.

    “I already work for the government,” Skinner replied.

    “Yeah, but I mean the government.”

    The caller was a recruiter for the C.I.A.
    “He asked me some rapid-fire questions—‘Is the Indus River north or south of Kashmir?’
    ‘What was the date of Partition?’
    ‘Name five towns in the occupied West Bank’—
    basically to cross me off his list,”
    Skinner said. “But I knew all the answers, because I had sat on airplanes for the past six months,
    doing nothing but reading newspapers and The Economist.”"
     

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    The guy is not a journalist, but once you hear what he's talking about, it shows how awful corporate journalism in the US is. Relevant links to the original source are in the video description.

     

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    I found myself holding my breath as I read this day-by-day recap of the Cuban missile crisis, even though I knew how the story ended.

    Cuban Crisis: A Step-by-Step Review
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    Evan, no kidding.

    I wanted to share this yesterday however felt it respectful to waitna day. Jerry Marin passed. He was the last surviving Munchkins. His quiet dignity, in life, speaks volumes. I love the man for exactly what he was and how he endured. If there is truth in how we live out our lives maybe these qualities are amplified when that life comes with the weight of the world. Jerry Maren, Who Sang and Danced as a Munchkin in Oz, Dies at 98 - The New York Times

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