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Texts and Tweets: On the Rules of the Game

Texts and Tweets: On the Rules of the Game
9 months ago

Texts and Tweets: On the Rules of the Game

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Why is there Twitter? One generic answer concerns SMS protocol: Twitter takes text messages (including the 140-character limit designed three decades ago by Friedrich Hillebrand to permit cell carriers to …
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Gay Essentialism in a Eugenic Age
9 months ago

Gay Essentialism in a Eugenic Age

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The search for a gay gene has intensified since the publication in the early 90’s of the now famous research by Simon LeVay and Dean Hamer. Their findings were reconfirmed …
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By Sea and by Land: European Migration Routes
9 months ago

By Sea and by Land: European Migration Routes

The situation is fluid and rapidly changing, information is not easily available through official news agencies (which, in and of itself, is remarkable), but it appears that the formidable migratory …
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And God Said
10 months ago

And God Said

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PREFATORY NOTE

A few years ago I wrote a series of short lyrical mediations about objects that appeared in a collection called The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday …
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The Dehumanization of the Enemy
10 months ago

The Dehumanization of the Enemy

THE WORLD TODAY appears divided into two opposing camps: the realm of Good and the empire of Evil, the free world against the world of slavery, “crusaders” vs. “martyrs.” Yet, …
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