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“The Lie of the Land” Finds Doctor Who At Its Most Political Since “The Happiness Patrol” — We Minored in Film

Doctor Who’s now-concluded three-parter confirmed what we might already have guessed: Steven Moffat is going out swinging. This is his final ride as Doctor Who head honcho, and after putting in the requisite work to establish the new companion Bill and the mini-mystery of why the Doctor has set roots down at a university he […]

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Recommended Marxist readings — Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Mr Proyect, Please excuse the intrusion on your time, but I’m a little lost and would appreciate some guidance. I’ve been trying to understand Marxism and its variants for years, now, but it is a very thick and deep forest. It doesn’t help that there seem to be a lot of strongly held opinions out […]

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Lyft and Nutonomy partner to bring first self-driving Lyft service to Boston — TechCrunch — David Falor

Lyft has another partners in the world of autonomous vehicles, its third behind GM and Waymo if you’re keeping count. The newest partner is Nutonomy, the Boston-based autonomous vehicle technology company that made waves by being first to real roads with a self-driving taxi – thanks to a team-up with Singapore’s economic development board. Now,… via […]

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This Is the Paid Family Leave Plan Congress Needs — TIME

Republicans and Democrats are finally on the same page about something. Almost. While Democrats have long called for a paid leave policy, Republicans have been reluctant until recently. The Trump Administration became the first Republican administration to include paid parental leave in their budget, thus indicating a bipartisan desire for change. At a cost of…

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Curb and Via bring ride-sharing to NYC’s Yellow Taxis — TechCrunch

New Yorkers are about to get even more friendly!* Today, Via and Curb are bringing ride-sharing through a digital wallet to yellow taxis in the Big Apple. Both apps will let New Yorkers hail a yellow taxi with a ride-sharing option, with Via’s intelligent routing platform ensuring that the driver takes the most efficient route…

via Curb and Via bring ride-sharing to NYC’s Yellow Taxis — TechCrunch

You Are Not Alone — Lakshmi

“What is on your mind?” exhorts Facebook when I turn to my phone in a moment of despair “Craptastic (pun intended)” I type and then backspace, watching each letter and my life disappear into an unseen void. My fingers are smudged with dosa batter drying into a white powder that flakes off as my hands […]

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