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‘Playboy’ To Stop Publishing Nude Images

Well, there you go. It’s the seventh sign.

The magazine said it is making the change as a result of competition from the Internet.

Source: ‘Playboy’ To Stop Publishing Nude Images : The Two-Way : NPR

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This Might Be the First Craigslist Ad to Win a Pulitzer

The best personal ad ever written. Of course, it’s a better love story than Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey. Combined.

Rain, a ballgown, and the world’s most heartbreaking Missed Connection from 1972.

Source: This Might Be the First Craigslist Ad to Win a Pulitzer | WIRED

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What Ever Happened to Google Books?

There are plenty of ways to attribute blame for the failure of the Google Books project.

Source: What Ever Happened to Google Books? – The New Yorker

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Lessons From the Near-Death of Aramaic

I still want to learn Aramaic.

The language once ruled the Middle East. It will probably be extinct within the next century.

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Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

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The Conquered Banner, 1865

Furl that banner, softly, slowly!

Treat it gently—it is holy–
For it droops above the dead.
Touch it not—unfold it never,
Let it droop there, furled forever,
For its people’s hopes are dead!

–Father Abram Joesph Ryan