Category Archives: Android

What I’m Reading: The Splendid Table

It’s hardly an exaggeration to say that Americans are obsessed with food. But it’s a relatively recent phenomenon. Whereas previous generations didn’t deviate far from traditional American staples, the country’s contemporary appetite reflects the diversity of its people. Today when … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: Why Millennials Matter

Ranging in age from 14 to 34, the millennial generation is a study in contrasts. In spite of their technological savvy, liberal politics and college diplomas, the group is often accused of being self-absorbed, easily distracted and even deluded. But … Continue reading

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Breaking a 700-Year-Old Tradition: The American Islamic Gospel Drummer

When the Islamic holy month of Ramadan wraps up at the end of July, a small group of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims will celebrate with the the sounds of Qawwali, an ancient, trance-like form of devotional music. The 700-year-old … Continue reading

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“Deep Dive” on Immigration

Faced with a life in poverty, of violence and far from their families, over 57,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border since October 2013. The uptick in illegal immigration has thrust the issue into the national conversation as politicians … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with Nieman Journalism Lab’s Joshua Benton

For over twenty years, Nieman Journalism Lab director Joshua Benton has kept a close watch on the intersection of journalism and technology. Originally from Louisiana, Benton built websites in college for beer money while serving as editor of his school … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: What Defines an American?

In 1993, 12-year-old Jose Antonio Vargas boarded a flight in his native Philippines and landed in the United States, where he’s lived ever since as an undocumented immigrant. Today Vargas is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, immigration rights activist and filmmaker. … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: artnet’s Sophie Neuendorf

Keeping up with the art world requires curiosity, persistence and good taste. But when the internet has opened the floodgates for artistic expression, it becomes hard to tell what “good” means, or whether the criteria needs to change. One of … Continue reading

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Spotlight On: Travel Back to Japan Through Flipboard

Every time I look at a Flipboard magazine from Japan, I feel I transported back to my country, which I left in 2005 to become a freelance editor. I’ve since found my way to Palo Alto, California, where I now … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with Style Icon Garance Doré

The fashion industry is like a walled garden: beautiful inside, full of exotic and towering specimens holding court. Perched on a hedge you’ll find fashion writer and illustrator Garance Doré, whose eponymous blog brought humanity and charisma to haute couture. … Continue reading

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The UK’s Spectator Brings Its Provocative Voices to Flipboard

Established in 1828, The Spectator is the oldest continuously published magazine in the English language and has long had a taste for controversy. From George Brimley’s essay questioning the intellectual worth of Dickens (1853) to then-Editor Ian Gilmour’s firm views … Continue reading

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