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One Hundred Years of Oblivion

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Category: History

From caravanmagazine.in

ASKED TO PREDICT when the next great European conflagration would break out, the great Prussian statesman Otto von Bismarck famously declared that he could not tell, but did know that “some damned foolish thing in the Balkans” would be the spark that set Europe ablaze.

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The Dead Ball Century «

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Category: Sports

From grantland.com

You know John Thorn. Official historian for Major League Baseball. Mustachioed guy in the Ken Burns documentary. I went to his big house upstate last week because Thorn wanted to show me something. It was evidence of a "lively corpse," Thorn called it, "or fabulous invalid.

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Deep in the Forest, Bambi Remains the Cold War's Last Prisoner - WSJ

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Category: World

From online.wsj.com

Ahornia inhabits the thickly wooded mountains along what once was the fortified border between West Germany and Czechoslovakia. At the height of the Cold War, a high electric fence, barbed wire and machine-gun-carrying guards cut off Eastern Europe from the Western world.

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A Microsoft applied economist wants to give Nate Silver a run for his money – Quartz

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Category: Mathematics

From qz.com

Nate Silver may have started the stat-heavy method of predicting elections. But a team at Microsoft led by applied economist David Rothschild thinks it can do more, and better. Microsoft Research Lab has big ambitions to wrangle market forecasts, prediction games, and web-centric polling into the world of data-based predictions.

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Nothing is Hidden

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Category: Art

From www.thesmartset.com

The man watering his lawn doesn’t notice the kink in the hose. The water pressure is building. The pressure in his neck builds, too. Suddenly, the man grabs his neck and falls to the ground. He is having a heart attack, or a stroke.

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Threepenny: Haas, Henry Cowell at San Quentin

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Category: Art

From www.threepennyreview.com

Sarah Cahill, whose piano playing is an ideal voice for many modern composers, is also an inspired combiner of music and physical settings. Every summer solstice she produces “Garden of Memory,” a festival where dozens of musicians play simultaneously in the halls and niches of an Oakland columbarium.

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The Lies of Adolf Eichmann -

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Category: History

From www.theatlantic.com

As head of the Jewish Department within the Nazi SS, Adolf Eichmann held operational responsibility for the extermination of European Jewry through crucial years of World War II. To his chosen work of murder, Eichmann brought a zeal and commitment that he sustained even through 15 years of exile after the war.

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SAT Scores and Income Inequality: How Wealthier Kids Rank Higher - Real Time Economics - WSJ

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Category: Education

From blogs.wsj.com

On average, students in 2014 in every income bracket outscored students in a lower bracket on every section of the test, according to calculations from the National Center for Fair & Open Testing (also known as FairTest), using data provided by the College Board, which administers the test.

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Ranking Universities Based on Career Outcomes

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Category: Education

From blog.linkedin.com

More than ever, students go to college because they want to get jobs — good jobs. To that end, students and parents want to know which schools give them the best chance at getting a desirable job after graduation. This is where we can help.

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