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What We Find When We Get Lost in Proust

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Proust’s peers had long regarded him as a society boy with a literary hobby.Illustration by Hugo GuinnessWhen one finds the bottom of a barrel being energetically scraped, it is proof, at least, that whatever was once floating on the top must have been very de... More »

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Is America a Racist Country?

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Last Sunday, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina added himself to the long list of Republicans who have denied the existence of systemic racism in this country. Graham said on “Fox New Sunday” that “our systems are not racist. America’s not a racist count... More »

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Facebook and the Normalization of Deviance

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Facebook’s policy decisions often have outsized geopolitical and social ramifications, even though no one has elected or appointed Mark Zuckerberg and his staff to run the world.Photograph by Ugo Padovani / ReduxWhen the sociologist Diane Vaughan came up with ... More »

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Buffett warns not to gamble, blames ROBINHOOD…

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett warned people not to think investing is an easy way to make a fortune as he answered a variety of questions at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting Saturday.Buffett said it can be tough to pick the long-term winners... More »

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2 killed in 'targeted' shooting at Wisconsin casino…

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Gunman opens fire and kills two people in 'targeted' shooting at Wisconsin casino before being shot dead by policePolice swarmed the  Oneida Casino in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Saturday after a gunman went on a shooting rampage The gunman killed two people and ... More »

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Filmmaking thriving — in Amish country…

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LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Evan Scudner needed to make it rain on a cloudless summer day.And not just make it rain, but create a hurricanelike torrential downpour. So he did what any other clever film production veteran would do: He drew water from a nearby fire hy... More »

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