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Evening Harvest: April 28, 2012

A teacher, a student and a 39-year-long lesson in forgiveness

The beauty of an apology is that everyone wins because it reveals not only who we are, but who we hope we are.

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Riding the Subway with Stanley Kubrick | mcnyblog

As you can see below, with the exception of iPods and smart phones, activities on the train haven’t changed much in the last 66 years, including shoving one’s newspaper in everyone else’s faces.

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Brett Keller » Hunger Games survival analysis

The only statistically significant effect (at the traditional and arbitrary cutoff of P<0.05) comes from the Gamemakers’ rating variable. The career dummy variable just misses the cutoff (P=0.065) and might be significant if we had a larger sample size and saw similar trends in the data, but effect is in the wrong direction: holding other things constant (sex, age, and Gamemakers’ rating), Careers do less well than non-Careers! Of course, this only happens in this analysis because Peeta and Katniss (but mostly Katniss) are awesome.

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The Romneys’ Mexican History

This state of feeling in between, I would soon learn, defines nearly every aspect of Mormon life in the old colonies. The settlers’ descendants, numbering several hundred in all, keep alive a culture that’s always been caught between Mexico and the United States, between the past and the present, between stability and crisis.

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The Port Huron Statement: Still Radical at 50 — In These Times

To mark the 50th anniversary of Port Huron–and what we hope is the dawn of an enduring youth movement–In These Times asked 14 activists, ranging in age from 21 to 72, including three people who attended the Port Huron convention, to reflect on what that statement offers us today. Their responses follow, preceded by the portion of the statement they found significant.

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Ax-Man: What Surplus Should Taste Like

That taste, for the record, is a metallic, shop-class tang.

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The Things He Carried by Jeffrey Goldberg

I could have ripped up these counterfeit boarding passes in the privacy of a toilet stall, but I chose not to, partly because this was the renowned Senator Larry Craig Memorial Wide-Stance Bathroom, and since the commencement of the Global War on Terror this particular bathroom has been patrolled by security officials trying to protect it from gay sex, and partly because I wanted to see whether my fellow passengers would report me to the TSA for acting suspiciously in a public bathroom. No one did, thus thwarting, yet again, my plans to get arrested, or at least be the recipient of a thorough sweating by the FBI, for dubious behavior in a large American airport.

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