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  • Button Pusher – Amyl & The Sniffers (Live)

    Amyl & The Sniffers live streamed show on the 25th July, 2020.

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  • 6 Miles Davis Albums That Changed Music

    Miles Davis died in 1991, but his influence on music is still being felt. The new film Miles Ahead, produced, co-written, directed by and starring Don Cheadle, is giving a new audience a fresh take on one period in the musician’s career.

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  • A Previously Unreleased Thelonious Monk Concert Is Coming Next Month

    The summer of 1968 looked like the summer of 2020. Americans were in the streets protesting racism, among other things. And a high school student in Palo Alto, Calif., got in on the action by enlisting the help of a jazz legend. Danny Scher came up with the idea to book Thelonious Monk to play his school’s auditorium and now, a professional recording of this concert will be released publicly for the first time on July 31. The album is called Palo Alto.

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  • FRBSF – The Fog of Numbers

    In times of economic turbulence, revisions to GDP data can be sizable, which makes conducting economic policy in real time during a crisis more difficult. A simple model based on Okun’s law can help refine the advance data release of real GDP growth to provide an improved reading of economic activity in real time.

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  • FRBSF – The Rising Cost of Climate Change: Evidence from the Bond Market

    The level of the social discount rate (SDR) is a crucial factor for evaluating the costs of climate change. This paper demonstrates that the equilibrium or steady-state real interest rate is the fundamental anchor for market-based SDRs.

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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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