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May 16th, 2024

All posts published on May 16th, 2024

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The Authoritarians Have the Momentum

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The central struggle in the world right now is between liberalism and authoritarianism. It’s between those of us who believe in democratic values and those who don’t — whether they are pseudo-authoritarian populists like Donald Trump, Viktor Orban, Narendra Mo... More »

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Charles Gaines, By the Numbers

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The artist on his new work at the Freedom Monument Sculpture Park in Alabama, the development of his practice and taking drum lessons from Jimmie Smith.The conceptual artist Charles Gaines, best known for his rules-based grid works that he began making in the ... More »

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In Lorelei and the Laser Eyes, Puzzles Retrace the Past

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In addition to its gaming influences, Lorelei and the Laser Eyes contains traces of postmodern novels and the French New Wave.The puzzle game Lorelei and the Laser Eyes opens with the protagonist — a well-dressed woman with the solemnity of a catwalk model — i... More »

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C.D.C. Warns of a Resurgence of Mpox

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A deadlier version of the infectious disease is ravaging the Democratic Republic of Congo, while the type that caused a 2022 outbreak among gay and bisexual men is regaining strength.With Pride events scheduled worldwide over the coming weeks, U.S. officials a... More »

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Voice Actors Sue Company Whose A.I. Sounds Like Them

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Two voice actors say an A.I. company created clones of their voices without their permission. Now they’re suing. The company denies it did anything wrong.Last summer, as they drove to a doctor’s appointment near their home in Manhattan, Paul Lehrman and Linnea... More »

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When Donald Trump Met Hannibal Lecter

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How many of your acquaintances have been eaten by an immigrant who crossed the U.S. border illegally? How many such cases have you read or heard about?I’m going to go out on a limb — the botanical kind, not the sort that a cannibal might call dinner — and gues... More »

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