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#53178 - 07/20/04 04:35 PM Re: Read any good articles lately?
LovelyPride
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I am a devoted reader of THIS Magazine. This Boat is My Boat had me both laughing and thinking at the same time.
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#53179 - 08/08/04 06:54 PM Re: Read any good articles lately?
anna_karina
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But this is only one of several sports originated by various indigenous populations that have been corrupted and marketed as something fun to do when not sitting behind a desk in a high-rise office building.
My parents just went canoeing on a local harbour in town. I don't want to show this to them, as they enjoyed it and aren't the "ugly American" stereotypes, but it's still funny and sad.

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#53180 - 08/08/04 08:40 PM Re: Read any good articles lately?
Si Wang Mu
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LovelyPride, I agree THIS does have some great articles. Have you read The Walrus? I am always looking for good Canadian magazines, and I find there are many satisfying articles in that one too.
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#53181 - 09/03/04 11:46 AM Re: Read any good articles lately?
beastiegirl
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I don't think I've seen this in here before: it's a piece about fraud in the rare books world:

The Rare Books Detective

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#53182 - 09/06/04 04:28 PM Re: Read any good articles lately?
miercoles
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There was an interesting article in the New Yorker about how uninformed voters chose a candidate .
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#53183 - 09/07/04 12:04 AM Re: Read any good articles lately?
essay
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Thanks, Miercoles . At a discussion group I go to, someone was wondering aloud tonight about how the undecided voter can still be undecided. This article goes a long way toward explaining that phenomenon. I think I'll print it out for him.
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#53184 - 09/07/04 07:12 AM Re: Read any good articles lately?
Promethea
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That's a really depressing article. I don't necessarily disagree with it, though it does veer towards the idea that many people are deeply stupid which is fairly patronising, but then again I think it is trying to say that they're just stupid about politics because they don't really care about it and aren't making any effort.
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#53185 - 09/07/04 08:46 AM Re: Read any good articles lately?
CaitlinM
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Beyond explaining how the undecided may decide, this article showed me some reasons why 50 percent of the eligible-to-vote population doesn't bother.
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#53186 - 09/08/04 12:03 AM Re: Read any good articles lately?
essay
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Today it was also making me think about how I make decisions of this type, and I have to say I didn't come out looking very well. I'd say the depth of my understanding is okay in some areas, but I realized that I am always being asked to vote on issues and people that I have a superficial grasp of at best. How much do I do to remedy that situation before I hit the polls,never mind anyone else? I think the idea that most people are not deeply political by nature would fit the bill in my case.
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#53187 - 09/11/04 09:05 AM Re: Read any good articles lately?
beastiegirl
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I guess this may be a bit old for American readers, but I only found this issue of Rolling Stone this week. One of the scariest fucking pieces I've read in a long time, about Dick Cheney\'s rise to power .
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