‘My identity is not your fad’: how indie get awake

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Indie has a voice and its white, male and whiney. Fortunately, artists such as Nadine Shah, Jay Som and Vagabon are bringing fag, gender and racial politics to the party Earlier this year, Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors was forced to backtrack on an Instagram post in which he asked if the alternative music scene […]

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‘ Like doctors in a war ‘: inside Venezuela’s healthcare crisis

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The countrys devastating economic downturn is ravaging its hospitals, where acute shortages threaten to reverse decades of progress Dr Mara Gonzales cannot recall the exact moment when she realised Venezuelas health crisis had enveloped her hospital, the Luis Razetti in the Caribbean coastal city of Barcelona. It may have been during a surge in cases […]

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Tokyo: the city that came out of the shadows

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Daido Moriyama has expended their own lives obsessively photographing the dirty stairwells, neon signs and salarymen of Tokyo in gritty black and white. Now, at 77, hes exploding into glorious colouring. Why? One of Daido Moriyamas best-known images is of a stray dog he encountered on a street in Aomori in northern Japan. Taken in […]

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Rise of the racist robots- how AI is learning all our worst impulses

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There is a saying in computer science: garbage in, garbage out. When we feed machines data that reflects our prejudices, they simulate them. Does a horrifying future await people forced to live at the compassion of algorithm? In May last year, a stunning report claimed that a computer program used by a US court for […]

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Scientists trace 2002 Sars virus to colony of cave-dwelling at-bats in China

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Genetic source procured for illnes that killed 750 round the world Scientists have pinpointed its own population of virus-infected at-bats, which they have linked to the mysterious outbreak of Sars disease 15 years ago. Hundreds succumbed as the virus spread around the globe but its source was never traced. Now, after years of searching across […]

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‘My identity is not your fad’: how indie got awake

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Indie has a voice and its white, male and whiney. Fortunately, artists such as Nadine Shah, Jay Som and Vagabon are bringing faggot, gender and racial politics to the party Earlier this year, Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors was forced to backtrack on an Instagram post in which he asked if the alternative music scene […]

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100 best nonfiction books: No 79- The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano( 1789)

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The most famous slave memoir of the 18 th century is a powerful and frightening read and established Equiano as a founding figure in black literary tradition Black literature begins with the slave memoirs of the 18 th century. Equianos Interesting Narrative is the most famous of these, especially once it was taken up by […]

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‘Every crisis has a silver lining’: why Big Sur’s isolation is inducing people fitter

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Winter blizzards battered this stretching of coastal California, blocking the sole road but residents forced to leave their autoes at home have been feeling the benefit A community on the stretching of coastal California known as Big Sur has been largely cut off from the outside world since winter stormscollapsed a bridge to the north […]

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