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Welcome to the Age of Digital ImperialismBy Bill Wasik, New York Times MagazineThe question is not whether the spread of technology is promulgating, as Hollywood once did, an American vision of what the world should be. Rather, the question is how the rest of the world will respond.
A Choice for Recovering Addicts: Relapse or HomelessnessBy Kim Barker, New York TimesThree-quarter homes are tolerated and even tacitly encouraged, pointing to a systemic failure by government agencies and institutions responsible for helping addicts and the poor.
The Painted DesertBy Quinn Norton, Medium’s The MessageLove and Deep Time
Werner Herzog Walks to ParisBy Werner Herzog, Longreads.comIn 1974 Werner Herzog walked from Munich to Paris, an act of faith to prevent the death of his friend Lotte Eisner. This is his account of the journey.
The inside story of how the Clintons built a $2 billion global empireBy David A. Fahrenthold, Tom Hamburger and Rosalind S. Helderman, Washington PostToday, the Clinton Foundation is unlike anything else in the history of the nation and, perhaps, the world: It is a global philanthropic empire run by a former U.S. president and closely affiliated with a potential future president, with the audacious goal of solving some of the world’s most vexing problems by bringing together the wealthiest, glitziest and most powerful people from every part of the planet.