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Shipping into the future | The West Australian

Swimming pools made from converted shipping containers are gaining momentum in Perth, with more people opting to beat the heat in the large, industrial cubes. With easy installation and the overall popularity of the factory aesthetic, Hampton’s Garage Custom Designer Nick Hampton said it was no wonder demand for the …

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Empathy and Artistry: Rediscovering Dorothea Lange

Lange’s photographs of the unemployed quickly attracted attention, most significantly from Paul Taylor, a political economist at the University of California, Berkeley, who studied farm labor. Thanks to Taylor, Lange developed a passionate concern for the displaced agricultural workers who were pouring into California. Lange and Taylor fell in love …

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Lots of Rich Men Tweet Like the President Now

Twitter was founded in 2006. Fourteen years later, and perhaps thanks to the influential example of President Trump, the masters of the universe have apparently learned to post to it. This week alone, a plethora of influential politicians and business leaders have at least attempted to use the social media …

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How Colum McCann Shaped Loss Into a Book

“I’m a bit of a magpie,” Colum McCann said, sheepishly gesturing around his office at Hunter College. He has taught creative writing there for 13 years, and in that time has appointed his space with plenty of mementos: old family photographs, a self-portrait his daughter drew in neon crayon, a …

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A TV Star’s Suicide Prompts a Blame Game in Britain

LONDON — On Saturday night, news broke in Britain that Caroline Flack — the former host of “Love Island,” a wildly popular reality TV show — had killed herself. Within hours, British social media was flooded with tributes to the star, who died while awaiting trial for assaulting her boyfriend. …

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