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“‘All of us are better when we’re loved.’”
— Alistair MacLeod, from No Great Mischief 

"His skin
is a brutally beautiful
handwritten letter
from the sun.”
— Buddy Wakefield, from “Human the death dance

"[You are not a match.]
You are a goddamn wildfire.”
— Amanda Oaks, from “How to Pick Up the Pieces” 

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theeconomist:

Messi v the Machines: A look at the RoboCup in Brazil where robots show their football skills and push the boundaries of artificial intelligence. Their goal is to produce a team of robots that is capable of defeating the World Cup champions by 2050

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voxsart:

The Softness Of Flannel And Madder.
Robert Redford, 1993.

voxsart:

The Softness Of Flannel And Madder.

Robert Redford, 1993.

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nprchives:

Forty years ago today, July 29, 1974, the Supreme Court ordered Richard M. Nixon to hand over tapes he recorded of his conversations in the Oval Office. These tapes would be critical to the case implicating him in the break-in at the Watergate complex headquarters of the Democratic National Committee.

On the fifth anniversary of the Watergate break-in, Nina Totenberg, NPR Legal Affairs correspondent, and All Things Considered host, Linda Wertheimer, wondered, “what happened to the Watergate tapes?” Listen to their discussion of concerns about releasing the tapes, which included commercialization and using the tapes in comedy routines.

Then read this great article from the National Archives that explains the process for reviewing the Nixon tapes in anticipation of making them available to the public. The tapes are held at the National Archives in College Park, MD, but the Nixon Library has audio online you can listen to, as well. 

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President Nixon delivers an Address to the Nation from the Oval Office responding to subpoenas for the White House Tapes with edited transcripts. Photo via Nixon Presidential Library & Museum

(Found by Kimberly Springer, library intern. Original airdate: 3 September 1976.)

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voxsart:

Knits For The Chill 136.
Anthony Perkins, 1960.

voxsart:

Knits For The Chill 136.

Anthony Perkins, 1960.

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jandillmann:


Knit one row a day for a year, matching the yarn color to the color of the sky that day.

jandillmann:

Knit one row a day for a year, matching the yarn color to the color of the sky that day.

(via blueukulele)

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12meterchartersnewport:

That’s a wrap! Another fabulous #newportri weekend in the books! #newportsunset #newportsummer #sailing #12meter

12meterchartersnewport:

That’s a wrap! Another fabulous #newportri weekend in the books! #newportsunset #newportsummer #sailing #12meter

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bostonprepster:

Dinner at the club (the belt says ‘dark n stormy’)

bostonprepster:

Dinner at the club (the belt says ‘dark n stormy’)

(via thenantucketprep)

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fromnovatonantucket:


Socks? What are those.

fromnovatonantucket:

Socks? What are those.

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strandbooks:

Found in a book: a letter from Random House staff member, 1972.
Frankly, it is just not my “thing.”

strandbooks:

Found in a book: a letter from Random House staff member, 1972.

Frankly, it is just not my “thing.”

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inothernews:

Context for this week in aviation news.

inothernews:

Context for this week in aviation news.