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Can Dying Languages Be Saved?
The consequences of losing a language may not be understood until it is too late. Credit Illustration by Stephen Doyle It is a singular fate to be the last of one
Published: March 30, 2015
Length: 21 minutes (5414 words)
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@NewYorker 15 hours, 20 minutes ago
377 SAVEs
Apple’s Tim Cook leads different
Tim Cook assumed he was ready for the harsh glare that shines on Apple’s AAPL CEO. He had, after all, filled in for Jobs three times during the Apple founder’s medical leaves of…
Source: Fortune.com
Published: March 26, 2015
Length: 19 minutes (4881 words)
Submitted by:
@mrlevine 6 hours, 5 minutes ago
42 SAVEs
Apple’s Tim Cook leads different
Tim Cook assumed he was ready for the harsh glare that shines on Apple’s AAPL CEO. He had, after all, filled in for Jobs three times during the Apple founder’s medical leaves of…
Source: Fortune.com
Published: March 26, 2015
Length: 19 minutes (4881 words)
Submitted by:
@FortuneMagazine 14 hours, 5 minutes ago
36 SAVEs
Glamorous Crossing: How Pan Am Airways Dominated International Travel in the 1930s
Meredith Hindley | Longreads | February 2015 | 18 minutes (4,383 words) In August 1936, Americans retreated from the summer heat into movie theaters to watch China Clipper, the newest…
Author: Longreads
Published: Feb. 10, 2015
Length: 18 minutes (4527 words)
Submitted by:
@KarenAbbott 15 hours, 27 minutes ago
23 SAVEs
The Changing Face of the Heartland: Preparing America's Diverse Workforce for Tomorrow
The value of this kind of collaborative effort is echoed by Sondra Samuels, an African-American woman who heads up the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ). Although Samuels grew up in a middle-class…
Length: 5 minutes (1367 words)
Submitted by:
@BrookingsInst 15 hours, 39 minutes ago
15 SAVEs
How I hacked India’s biggest startup
23 March '15, 06:09pm This post originally appeared on Medium. A few weeks ago I was monitoring my phone traffic from a proxy server. While doing that I saw Ola API calls going from my phone (since I…
Published: March 23, 2015
Length: 6 minutes (1635 words)
Submitted by:
@raghuramcadambi 16 hours, 30 minutes ago
15 SAVEs
Inside the Mad, Mad World of TripAdvisor
The TripAdvisor dilemma: Go with the crowd's opinion or strike out on your own?   Photo: Danka & Peter
Length: 19 minutes (4989 words)
Submitted by:
@OutsideMagazine 2 weeks ago
13 SAVEs
Fixed Menu
I type this sentence twenty minutes after eating leftover spaghetti and clams for breakfast, a Hungry Man-sized portion at nine a.m. It is an exertion of my free will to do so. It is within my civic…
Author: Kevin Pang
Published: March 24, 2015
Length: 20 minutes (5098 words)
Submitted by:
@LuckyPeach 3 hours, 56 minutes ago
11 SAVEs
The Last Freeway
Hillel Aron’s “The Last Freeway” was published in Slake in 2011 and appeared as a Longreads Member Pick in September 2013. It’s a story about a city (Los…
Author: Julia Wick
Published: March 23, 2015
Length: 18 minutes (4709 words)
Submitted by:
@longreads 5 days, 17 hours ago
8 SAVEs
It wasn’t the soaring arches or the elegant windows, with their curved caps. It wasn’t that the first room of the house was built in 1808. It wasn’t the jasmine that, like a…
Source: 972mag.com
Length: 20 minutes (5228 words)
Submitted by:
@972mag 16 hours, 43 minutes ago
7 SAVEs
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