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Beatport recently announced the top-selling genres by year (X-Post r/edmproduction)http://daily-infographic.tumblr.com/

daily-infographic:

Beatport recently announced the top-selling genres by year (X-Post r/edmproduction)
http://daily-infographic.tumblr.com/

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Interesting read from Adeline Koh. What’s the difference between Facebook deciding what you see and a conventional figure of authority (such as an English professor) deciding? 

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The news from Ferguson, Missouri, has captivated the national press this week, with Time Magazine and Businessweek both using images by Getty Images photographer Scott Olson. Scott also unfortunately became news himself when he was arrested while covering the protests. He talked to New York Magazine about his experience covering the protests, which you can read here.
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TIME’s new cover on the tragedy of Ferguson: How the shooting of Michael Brown reignited the race conversation. 

reportagebygettyimages:

The news from Ferguson, Missouri, has captivated the national press this week, with Time Magazine and Businessweek both using images by Getty Images photographer Scott Olson. Scott also unfortunately became news himself when he was arrested while covering the protests. He talked to New York Magazine about his experience covering the protests, which you can read here.

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TIME’s new cover on the tragedy of Ferguson: How the shooting of Michael Brown reignited the race conversation. 

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J. Cole’s protest song for Michael Brown. Spreading virally via SoundCloud.

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A clear day in the early nineteen-eighties, for example. A man drives past the harbor of the city in which he lives. He sees docked boats, restaurants, children at play, the island sleeping in the distance. Without quite meaning to, he remembers that the island is a…

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On Ethnic Slurs and College Life: A Personal Essay

[I read this aloud in my English 11 class this morningIt’s a first-year writing class focused on literature related to immigration. Alongside conventional analytical essays I have given students the option on occasion to do personal essays that connect the readings in class to their own families’ experiences of immigration. This morning I decided to present my own version of one such paper.

As you all undoubtedly have heard, the African American oriented dorm on campus, Umoja House, was vandalized Wednesday morning with eggs and the N-word spray painted nearby. As of this writing (Thursday 11/7) we don’t know anything about who did it. Still, that event and the conversations that have emerged from it on campus made me realize it was time for me to do my own version of the personal essays I’ve been encouraging you to write on occasion in this class. 

Today, then, I want to talk a little about my own experience with ethnic slurs. As you know I am a Sikh, with family from India. I wear a turban and full beard as part of the custom for Sikh men. All of the adult men in my family have worn turbans, going back many generations. Given what has happened on campus this week, I want to talk a little about the damage that can come from ethnic slurs – but also about the strange and sometimes paradoxical thinking that leads to them uttered in the first place. I will use some personal experiences I have had as examples, but my goal is to use those examples in connection with some general ideas about ethnic and racial slurs on a college campus.

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Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas in Venice in 1908. Marriage equality has been a long time coming…

Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas in Venice in 1908. Marriage equality has been a long time coming…

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gmb akash documents the 350 kilometre journey from dhaka to sylhet, bangladesh made by those who, unable to afford the price of a ticket or find room to ride inside, risk death by traveling atop and between train cars

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"By the way, I like development! I like Tata Nano and Ipod Nano, both. I like big dams and little dams too. I am not one of those Marxist Gandhian ban-Monsanto-farmer-suicide types. I say forget Gandhi and Gandhis! I know you agree with me on this.  

"And I like freedom of speech! And I am very angry that the wicked pseudosecular sepoy Marxists at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business revoked their invitation to you to speak by teleconference.

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This is me on spring break.

This is me on spring break.