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Behind the Mask: The Life of Vita Sackville-West

 

Rachel Trethewey in The Independent:

Portrait_of_Vita_SackvilleWestIn the famous image of Vita Sackville-West, Lady with a Red Hat, the writer is the embodiment of the confident young aristocrat. Exuding a languid elegance, her heavy-lidded Sackville eyes gaze out from beneath the broad brim. But this portrait captures...

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Are we free? Neuroscience gives the wrong answer

 

Daniel C. Dennett in Prospect:

ScreenHunter_850 Oct. 22 14.33For several millennia, people have worried about whether or not they have free will. What exactly worries them? No single answer suffices. For centuries the driving issue was about God’s supposed omniscience. If God knew what we were going to do before we did...

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This Gorgeous Sculpture Creates Instant Architecture in an Empty Room

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Kristin Hohenadel in Slate:

Held annually since 2009 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, ArtPrize is a democratic art competition open to anyone in the world over age 18, with generous cash prizes awarded by both a jury of experts and popular vote. For the first time, a single work—...

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The White Racial Slur We’ve All Been Waiting For

Michael Mark Cohen in Medium:

1-S1BIqGkz4lRqk8t35w8uXAI am a white, middle class male professor at a big, public university, and every year I get up in front of a hundred and fifty to two hundred undergraduates in a class on the history of race in America and I ask them to shout white racial slurs at me.

The...

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What is the Evidence for Evolution?

    



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