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In the News 13.10.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets

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In the News 13.10.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets


Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets

 


 

1. Understand the research that just won Jean Tirole the economics Nobel Prize

“French economist Jean Tirole has won the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences, the Nobel Committee announced Monday. The 61-year-old economist is currently a professor at Toulouse University in France and has been considered in the running for the prize for years. Now that he has finally won it, here is a quick guide to who he is and what he studied.”

 
Read the rest of this article at Vox

 


 

2. The Target

“Everyone who laid eyes on Malala Yousafzai knew the Pakistani schoolgirl was something special. When her mountain town of Mingora, in the Swat Valley, fell under Taliban rule, her courage made her a powerful symbol. And now, after last fall’s near-fatal attempt to silence the 15-year-old, she is more dangerous to Pakistan’s status quo than ever before. Marie Brenner learns how the media handed a megaphone to a kid who wanted more from her country.”

 
Read the rest of this article at Vanity Fair

 


 

3. The Gate-Crasher in the Front Row

“The Business of Fashion site, which Mr. Amed started in 2007, has steadily gained a fashion-world following. Many readers get a tip sheet sent out at 6 a.m. London time (Mr. Amed compared it to The Daily Beast Cheat Sheet) that, in a chaotic and cross-continental industry, has become something of a daily destination.”

 
Read the rest of this article at The New York Times

 


 

4. 1491

“Before it became the New World, the Western Hemisphere was vastly more populous and sophisticated than has been thought—an altogether more salubrious place to live at the time than, say, Europe. New evidence of both the extent of the population and its agricultural advancement leads to a remarkable conjecture: the Amazon rain forest may be largely a human artifact.”

 
Read the rest of this article at The Atlantic

 


5. Deus Ex Musica

“… a phenomenon of dazzling and disconcerting force. He not only left his mark on all subsequent composers but also molded entire institutions. The professional orchestra arose, in large measure, as a vehicle for the incessant performance of Beethoven’s symphonies. The art of conducting emerged in his wake. The modern piano bears the imprint of his demand for a more resonant and flexible instrument.”

 
Read the rest of this article at The New Yorker

 


6. Extra: (Video) John Oliver takes a frightening look at Civil Asset Forfeiture

Watch the video here.

 


P.S. previous articles & more by P.F.M.

 

 

[image : photography by Joel Serrato]

 
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