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Toshiba to Join Energy, Healthcare Projects in Russia’s Tatarstan

The Japanese corporation is interested in projects to modernize the equipment and develop new software for Russia’s republic of Tatarstan.

A chilling portrait of Germany's Weimar era emerges in 'New Objectivity' at LACMA

"New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919-1933," opened Sunday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It's a tough show. Tough as nails. You will clench your jaw as the 14 chaotic years between the cruel aftermath of World War I and Adolf Hitler's appointment as German...

Exhibition of modern German art in the Weimar Republic opens at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919?1933, the first comprehensive show in the United States to explore the themes that characterize the dominant artistic trends of the Weimar Republic. Show More Summary

Hitler at Home

Read about Hitler’s vacation homes and how they shaped his image via propaganda in an excerpt from Hitler at Home by Despina Stratigakos at The New Republic. We reviewed Ben Urwand’s book The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler, which discusses other propaganda surrounding the Nazi regime.

Cathy Park Hong Tells Another Story to New Yorker Journalist Alec Wilkinson: ‘I won’t be reduced to a sound bite’

At The New Republic, Cathy Park Hong recalls her recent two-hour discussion with New Yorker writer Alec Wilkinson in preparation for his profile of Kenny Goldsmith, later reduced to sound bites in order to justify another “lazy template,” as she has it: “the mea culpa story of the contrite racist, the aging enfant terrible, the […]

France introduces new “Digital Republic” Bill

The French government has launched a consultation on a draft Digital Republic Bill. The public has been invited to suggest amendments to 30 proposed measures, covering a range of Internet issues. It is the first time that the general public has been invited to propose amendments to a draft law. The bill, which is structured […]

Big Tech’s monopoly power as a threat to democracy

“A man always has two reasons for the things he does—a good one and the real one.” —Pierpont Morgan It was a year ago this month that the New Republic’s then-editor Franklin Foer published its controversial cover story on In...Show More Summary

Leo Messi trolls Cristiano Ronaldo’s new movie trailer (Spoof Video)

This is another brilliant spoof video! Earlier this week the first trailer was released for the upcoming Cristiano Ronaldo documentary, and now the people at The Football Republic have had a bit of fun with the video. They have rejigged...Show More Summary

New Republic Writer: Backing Fiorina On PP Videos Shows That Conservatism Is ‘Defined By…Imagined Victimization’

CJ Pearson, the 13-year-old conservative social-media star, could use a few good role models, suggested TNR’s Brian Beutler in a Monday article. After noting that Pearson has been “revealed as the perpetrator of a number of hoaxes,”Show More Summary

The Chinese Government Has A New Linux Distro: Is It Any Good?

The People’s Republic of China is what you’d call a technological powerhouse. Most of our electronics and gadgets are built in the sprawling factories of Shenzhen and Guangzhou, with their thousands of workers diligently working around the clock to brings us new toys to buy. Show More Summary

Central African Republic leader leaves U.N. early due to violence in Bangui

BANGUI/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Central African Republic's interim president, Catherine Samba-Panza, left the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday to return home due to the worst violence in the capital of her country this year, two Western diplomats said.

New York State Orders Health Republic Co-op to End New Business

State authorities said on Friday that the cooperative, a nonprofit insurer, must stop writing new policies, citing the likelihood that it would become insolvent.

Ireland's Ulster Bank releases official app for Windows Phone

If you happen to call the Republic of Ireland your home, a new banking app for Windows Phone has just rolled into town. Ulster Bank ROI is now available on the platform, giving customers access to their banking data on the go. The app...Show More Summary

State and federal officials shut down an Obamacare insurer

A nonprofit insurer born out of Obamacare is being shut down by state insurance regulators and the federal government. Health Republic Insurance was ordered by the New York State Department of... To view the full story, click the title link.

Shear Brilliance

Recommended Reading: An essay by novelist Siri Hustvedt on the cultural significance of hair from the forthcoming collection Me, My Hair, and I in The New Republic.

Mother of Imprisoned Physicist Writes Letter to Khamenei Pleading for His Freedom

The mother of Omid Kokabee, a physicist imprisoned in Iran since January 2011, has written a letter to the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, calling for her son’s freedom on the occasion of the start of the new academic year. “For the fifth consecutive year, when the academic year begins, in a country whose leader emphasizes scientific […]

Kanye West "Definitely" Thinking of Running for President, Praises Ben Carson, Gives SWISH Update

Photo by Erez Avissar Last week, Kanye West unveiled the second season of his Yeezy fashion line. In a new interview with Vanity Fair, he discussed his creative process, his ambitions to run for president, his admiration of Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, the current progress on Swish, and more. Show More Summary

All this bulletproof glass couldn't stop an RPG

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing Crash Zone knew you had been wondering about this ever since you decided to become Lord Protector of the forthcoming New English Republic and know you'd need some breathing space. Is it possible to create...Show More Summary

Mufti says dialogue, new president will resolve political crises

Grand Mufti of the Republic Sheikh Abdul Latif Daryan called for dialogue and the election of a president to resolve the country’s growing political crises during the Eid al-Adha prayers on Thursday. “Political crises are increasing, institutions are getting paralyzed and the presidential elections are not being held,” said Daryan, the highest Muslim Sunni […]

Ireland court releases Congo plane grounded in debt row

KINSHASA (Reuters) - An airplane belonging to Democratic Republic of Congo's new national carrier was released by an Irish court on Tuesday after it was grounded over a debt row with two American investors, Congo's justice minister said.

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