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"By not only allowing partial and fleeting engagement but by actively encouraging it, the list becomes the form which accommodates itself most smoothly to the way a lot of us read now, a lot of the time. It’s the house style of a distracted culture."


- Mark O’Connell on the rise of the listicle: http://nyr.kr/158oRlh (via newyorker)
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'Blackbar' is an iOS puzzler and a commentary on the NSA's love of redacted text
If you’ve glossed over any of the documents released by the NSA of late, you’ve no doubt seen large swaths of text — sentences, paragraphs, and entire pages — redacted from public view. A new, text-based iOS game called Blackbar is an intelligent political statement on that secrecy. The player takes on the role of Vi, who is constantly receiving letters from her friend Kentry, a new hire at the “Department of Communications.” Each message you receive from Kentry contains portions of blacked out text that you’ll have to fill in to keep progressing through the game. These missing words, names, and dates are hidden because they’re “violations of department code” according to the game.
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Back to School 2013: The Verge buying guide
First, the bad news: summer’s over. It’s chillier out there every day, and soon you won’t have beaches, road trips, or kaiju to entertain you. It’s time to pull your jacket out of the closet and get to work.
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Scott’s Pizza Tours!

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Our sweet Pizza Journals are featured on the Scout Books website! Every person who takes a pizza tour gets a pizza tour survival kit, complete with palate cleansers, emergency pizza, hand wipe and the coolest notebook ever!!!