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Nonfiction: The Truth and Fiction of Adam and Eve

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In any case, it is a tendentious reading of any ancient text that would apply modern standards of plausibility to myth. Flavius Josephus, in his “Antiquities of the Jews,” written in the first century A.D., says of the second of Genesis’s two creation narratives, “Moses, after the seventh day was over Read More

The Trump Administration Just Attacked Birth Control Access

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Thanks to the Obamacare mandate that insurance plans cover contraception, women and families across the country are paying less in out-of-pocket health care costs, and the rates of both unintended pregnancies and abortions are down. Who could possibly object to that? Republicans. On Friday morning, President Trump followed through on part of the GOP’s long-standing Read More

Mother Nature’s dark side revealed

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The natural world is full of wonder.  But there’s more to flora, fauna and meteorology than flowers, bunnies and rainbows – as this set of disconcerting images reveals.  Collated by Bored Panda, these pictures of the natural world illustrate the eerie side of Mother Nature. And, as you might expect, the curious collection ranges from the Read More

Pittsburgh statue featuring slave comes under fire

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A statue depicting composer Stephen Foster (1826-1864)  being inspired by an African American banjo player and slave named Uncle Ned is sparking controversy The statue of ‘America’s first composer’ in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has come under fire, with critics claiming it is racist and amounts to cultural appropriation. Stephen Foster (1826-1864) was a musician who composed Read More

“Blade Runner 2049” is a flawed replicant

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Note: this review contains plot details SEQUELS to science-fiction thrillers tend to be bigger, louder, more expensive and more expansive than their predecessors—and that’s if they come out after two or three years. Imagine how much bigger and louder a sequel might be if it was made after 35, and you’ll have some idea of Read More

My AIM Is Boo: AOL Shutting Down Instant Messenger Service

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It’s time to let the Running Man run free. AOL is shutting down its instant messaging service, AIM, after a two-decade run. The company announced Friday that the chat app, which launched in 1997, will “no longer work” as of December 15th. Michael Albers, VP of communications product at Oath – the company created following Read More

A Turkish writer’s detention sends a sombre message about Islam

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NOT long ago, Turkey and Malaysia were often bracketed together as countries that inspired optimism about the Muslim world. In both lands, Islam is the most popular religion. In both, democracy has been vigorously if imperfectly practised. And both have enjoyed bursts of rapid, extrovert economic growth.  In their early days in office, people in Read More

В Париже 10-летнюю девочку избили антисемитски настроенные одноклассники

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10-летняя девочка, вместе с матерью проживающая в одном из пригородов Парижа, была госпитализирована после того, как ее избили антисемитски настроенные одноклассники. Как сообщает JTA со ссылкой на Национальное бюро по борьбе с антисемитизмом (BNVCA), по словам матери девочки, одноклассники неоднократно избивали ее дочь, “только за что, что она – еврейка”. После очередного инцидента девочка была Read More

Trump Picks Coal Lobbyist to Help Lead EPA

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President Trump’s nominee to be second in command at U.S. EPA helped kill bipartisan climate legislation during his time as a top Senate aide. Andrew Wheeler, nominated by Trump yesterday to be EPA deputy administrator under Scott Pruitt, spent years as the staff director for the Senate’s leading climate skeptic and former Environment and Public Read More

Nonfiction: Bunny Mellon Had Peerless Taste and a Penchant for Scandal

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Like Brooke Astor, the subject of one of Gordon’s previous biographies, Mellon is possibly remembered less for what she did than for what was done to her in her dotage. Astor, who was 105 when she died in 2007, had one son, Anthony Marshall, who was accused by one of his own sons of elder Read More