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  • The Symmetry and Chaos of the World’s Megacities

    Architectural photographer Ryan Koopmans spent the past decade shooting hi-res photographs of the world’s biggest cities. The results are mind-blowing.

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  • Inside Baikonur, Kazakhstan’s Gateway To Space

    As liftoff nears for the first astronauts launched from U.S. soil since 2011, we take a look at the Soviet-built cosmodrome that sent more than a dozen NASA astronauts into orbit.

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  • An Unemployment Crisis after the Onset of COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the U.S. labor market, with massive job losses and a spike in unemployment to its highest level since the Great Depression. How long unemployment will remain at crisis levels is highly uncertain and will depend on the speed and success of coronavirus containment measures.

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  • Why are Kraftwerk deemed one of the most influential groups in music history?

    Listen to Jarvis Cocker’s brilliant krautrock doc on @BBCSounds to find out.

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  • Covering China Chris Buckley

    ThNew York Times correspondent Chris Buckley has been working and living in China for 24 years. He was in Wuhan in February during the lockdown when his visa expired. It hasn’t been renewed and he has since left the country. He tells Geraldine Doogue about the changes in China over the last two decades, stories he has covered and his time in Wuhan.

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  • COVID-19: Another strain for minority-, woman-, and veteran-owned firms

    Minneapolis Fed survey finds a very high share have been negatively affected, and those effects are often substantial

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  • Emi Nakamura interview: On price dynamics, monetary policy, and this “scary moment in history”

    The 2019 John Bates Clark medal winner discusses her extensive body of work, which often focuses on economic shocks and frequently yields unexpected insights

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  • Mike Nock – a concert with his Trio, Trio Plus, Noctet and more

    Mike Nock’s career has spanned a broad range of contemporary musical styles and he is widely recognised as an important voice in Australian modern music.  Based in Sydney since 1986, the award winning musician previously spent 25 years in the USA, working with many of the world’s top jazz artists.

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  • Lester’s Legacy

    As Maria Bustillos wrote in the New Yorker in August 2012, “…Lester Bangs was a wreck of a man, right up until his death in April of 1982, at the age of thirty-three. He was fat, sweaty, unkempt—an out-of-control alcoholic in torn jeans and a too-small black leather jacket; crocked to the gills on the Romilar cough syrup he swigged down by the bottle. He also had the most advanced and exquisite taste of any American writer of his generation, uneven and erratic as it was”.

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  • U.S. newspapers have shed half of their newsroom employees since 2008

    Newsroom employment at U.S. newspapers continues to plummet, falling by around half since 2008, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

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