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The Subtle Radicalism of Julio Cortázar's Berkeley Lectures

“What good is a writer if he can’t destroy literature?” The question comes from Julio Cortázar’s landmark 1963 novel Hopscotch, the dense, elusive, streetwise masterpiece that doubles as a High Modernist choose-your-own-adventure game. Famously, it includes an introductory “table of instructions”: “This book consists of many books,” Cortázar writes in …

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Artificial Intelligence as a Weapon for Hate and Racism

A SXSW discussion cautions society about the dark side of rapidly advancing artificial intelligence technology (Image: iStock.com/t.light) The stunning advancement of artificial intelligence and machine learning has brought advances in society. These technologies have improved medicine and how quickly doctors can diagnose disease, for example. IBM’s AI platform Watson helps …

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Is Wearing Your Bonnet In Public Tacky?

My sister loves her bonnet. So much so that she’s created a hashtag for the life she leads. #BonnetLife. Most Black girls know how far a good bonnet can go in preserving the moisture in your hair, preserving your style and the strength of your hair as well. Still, the …

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<em>The Atlantic</em> Daily: Voters vs. Politics

What We’re Following Investigation Intrigue: House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes is under fire again after it was revealed that he visited the White House the day before making his sudden announcement about possible government surveillance of Trump’s transition team. Nunes says his visit was innocent, but his story raises …

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Here's How Drake Managed to Piss Off His Fans in Amsterdam

Although his fans have enabled the entirety of Drake‘s new More Life to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, their expectations of the artist remain at an all-time high. While one could assume that the 6 God can do no wrong, he recently made a decision that was met with extreme opposition during his Boy Meets World tour. …

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Slurp Your Shamrock Shake With a McDonald’s High-Tech Straw

This high-tech McDonald’s straw is the food chain’s offering for the ultimate milkshake experience (Image: Wikimedia) It’s Saint Patrick’s Day, and everyone is Irish. In honor of the holiday, McDonald’s unleashed its annual green mint concoction as it does around every St. Paddy’s Day—the Shamrock Shake. There are a couple …

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3 Ways Trump Can Revitalize Minority Communities

Public-private partnerships and tax incentives for urban redevelopment are components of revitalization for minority communities Image: iStock.com/BasSlabbers) As the first days of the Trump administration began, he and his organization made a number of missteps. The media was keen to highlight the gaffes—most of them feel that he is totally …

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