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Three years ago, I met my fiance. He was fresh out of a 15-year relationship and concluded that a single partner was not what either of us needed. Though I cried when he told me this, I could…
Published: April 6, 2012
Length: 10 minutes (2521 words)
Dictatorship of the Proletariat in Gotham City | Slavoj Žižek on ‘The Dark Knight Rises’
By Slavoj Žižek. Exclusive on Boitempo’s Blog. Para a versão em português, clique aqui. Warning: the following article contains spoilers of The Dark Knight Trilogy. …
Published: Aug. 8, 2012
Length: 17 minutes (4457 words)
Memory to myth: tracing Aaron Swartz through the 21st century
To understand his contributions, we have to look beyond the headlines I met Aaron Swartz in Cambridge shortly after he’d been indicted for downloading lots of JSTOR articles on MIT’s…
Author: Tim Carmody
Source: The Verge
Published: Jan. 22, 2013
Length: 19 minutes (4867 words)
The Placebo Phenomenon
Two weeks into Ted Kaptchuk’s first randomized clinical drug trial, nearly a third of his 270 subjects complained of awful side effects. All the patients had joined the study hoping to…
Length: 12 minutes (3083 words)
‘Mecca Today Is a Microcosm of Its Own History Replayed as Tragedy’
It seems only a matter of time before the house where Prophet Muhammad was born, located opposite the imposing Royal Palace, is razed to the ground, and turned, probably, into a car park. During most…
Author: Sam Stecklow
Published: Oct. 11, 2014
Length: 1 minutes (415 words)
White Plastic Chairs Are Taking Over the World
Across the street from my Brooklyn apartment sit a stack of white plastic chairs, slowly accumulating a layer of snow. On the other side of the country, three more of those same chairs are scattered…
Source: www.vice.com
Length: 6 minutes (1573 words)
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