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Social Media Will Never Fill the Void in Your Life
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Social Media Will Never Fill the Void in Your Life

Photo: From the VICE documentary ‘Snapchat Plastic Surgeon’

It is difficult to write critically about social media without sounding like an old man yelling at the clouds. We have all acquiesced to the industry’s sleek regimes, willfully commodifying our thoughts, …

Apple reports surprise drop in iPhones sales, again
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Apple reports surprise drop in iPhones sales, again

Apple reported a surprise fall in iPhone sales for the second quarter on Tuesday, suggesting that customers had delayed purchases in anticipation of the 1oth-anniversary edition launch of the company’s core product.

The company shipped 50.8m iPhones in the quarter …

Chris Cornell Wife’s Chilling Account Of Singer’s Last Moments
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Chris Cornell Wife’s Chilling Account Of Singer’s Last Moments

Chris Cornell‘s wife knew something was terribly wrong with her husband during their last conversation, and it brought her back 14 years to when Chris was abusing prescription meds.

We now know what Vicky told friends and family, and …

Review: Shaw Festival’s Saint Joan enlivened by its central performance
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Review: Shaw Festival’s Saint Joan enlivened by its central performance

Sara Topham as Joan with cast of Saint Joan. (David Cooper/Photo by David Cooper)

Insofar as a single production can be said to foretell anything, Saint Joan – which opened the Shaw Festival’s season on Thursday night – is a …

We need to talk about “13 Reasons Why”: The timeless case for getting into uncomfortable conversations about teen crises as seen on TV…and in movies
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We need to talk about “13 Reasons Why”: The timeless case for getting into uncomfortable conversations about teen crises as seen on TV…and in movies

Winona Ryder in "Heathers;" Katherine Langford in "13 Reasons Why"

The following story discusses specific plot points from the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.” If you don’t want to be spoiled, please stop reading now.

While reflecting on the additional …

DoCoMo case: Tata Power to buy 11.8 cr shares of Tata Teleservices for Rs 790 cr
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DoCoMo case: Tata Power to buy 11.8 cr shares of Tata Teleservices for Rs 790 cr

Tata Power on Tuesday said that it would acquire 11.8 crore shares of Tata Teleservices (TTSL) for which it has already paid Tata Sons an amount of Rs 790 crore.

Power on Tuesday said that it would acquire 11.8 crore …

Remix Culture Nears Its Logical Conclusion
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Remix Culture Nears Its Logical Conclusion

Craig Robinson’s pixel drawing of an embroidered version of a pixel self-portrait.

The messages began rolling in on an otherwise quiet Saturday.

“This is your mural!”

“This is your artwork!”

“Isn’t this your artwork?”

People had noticed that a design …

Before Michelle, Barack Obama asked another woman to marry him — then politics got in the way
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Before Michelle, Barack Obama asked another woman to marry him — then politics got in the way

Of the books that journalists and historians have written on the life of Barack Obama, three stand out so far. In "Barack Obama: The Story," David Maraniss shows us who Obama is. In "Reading Obama," James T. Kloppenberg explains how …

Milo Yiannopoulos-led protest against CUNY commencement speaker Linda Sarsour turns violent
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Milo Yiannopoulos-led protest against CUNY commencement speaker Linda Sarsour turns violent

Protesters formed a rally over CUNY’s School of Public Health’s commencement speaker civil-rights activist Linda Sarsour (pictured) on Thursday.

A raucous rally against CUNY’s School of Public Health’s commencement speaker ended in violence Thursday when demonstrators clashed with counter-protesters.

The …

Former Washington State corrections boss in talks to helm New York City’s jail system
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Former Washington State corrections boss in talks to helm New York City’s jail system

Dan Pacholke had a 33-year career in Washington’s prison system and was in the top job for close to six months when a computer glitch led to the mistaken release of 3,000 inmates.

The former head of Washington State corrections …