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WEEKLY EMAIL: DECEMBER 02, 2011


Hair Apparent

FEATURED THIS WEEK : OWEN EDWARDS

Hair Apparent

There has been talk of late that, given the underwhelming response to each and every Republican candidate for the presidential nomination, the former mayor of New York City may be considering entering the race. He’s been there before, of course, only a few years ago, with unhappy results (for him, at least). But I have to remind him of one political axiom that has remained unchallenged since Dwight Eisenhower left the White House: America does not elect bald men to the land’s highest office.
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JOHN FOSTER

Accidental Mysteries, 11.27.11

Accidental Mysteries, a weekly cabinet of visual curiosities curated by John Foster, highlights images of design, art, architecture and ephemera brought to light by the magic of the digital age.
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MICHAEL ERARD

What I Didn't Write About When I Wrote About Quitting Facebook

The first thing I didn’t write about quitting Facebook was a status update to my friends saying, I’m quitting Facebook.
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Accidental Mysteries, 11.20.11

Accidental Mysteries, a weekly cabinet of visual curiosities curated by John Foster, highlights images of design, art, architecture and ephemera brought to light by the magic of the digital age.
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ELLE LUNA

Report from a Japanese Maid Café

My husband and I exited the train at Akihabara, Tokyo's electronic and anime paradise, where disheveled gamers play video games in 7-story arcades while tourists shop for the latest tech gadgets. Unexpectedly, a young girl dressed as a French maid approached.
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POEM OF THE WEEK

"Negligent Worldicide"

Negligent Worldicide, a poem by Chase Twichell.
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