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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2080 on: March 08, 2019, 03:39:44 pm »
Over lunch today I finished the article about health care in jails and prisons. It made  me very sad.

It also made me angry to note, as pointed out by with the author, that prisoners have a right to health care, but the rest of us do not!
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2081 on: March 08, 2019, 08:04:49 pm »
It also made me angry to note, as pointed out by with the author, that prisoners have a right to health care, but the rest of us do not!

Theirs isn't great, though, from what I've heard.



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« Reply #2082 on: March 08, 2019, 10:16:13 pm »
Theirs isn't great, though, from what I've heard.

No, it isn't. It's frequently terrible.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2083 on: March 12, 2019, 09:06:15 am »
Yesterday I read James Marcus' "Blood Relations" (March 11). I didn't want to read it, but I felt I needed to read it.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2084 on: March 29, 2019, 05:18:07 pm »
"Shouts and Murmurs" was good for a change this week. The title was "Disturbing Digital Coincidences" and made me think about my BetterMost friends.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2085 on: March 29, 2019, 08:54:17 pm »
"Shouts and Murmurs" was good for a change this week. The title was "Disturbing Digital Coincidences" and made me think about my BetterMost friends.

I guess we can be quite disturbing, can't we?  ;D
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2086 on: March 30, 2019, 01:55:21 pm »
Read it and you'll see why!! It's about a guy's paranoia that his tech devices are listening to him.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2087 on: April 01, 2019, 02:38:02 pm »
I've always liked Peter Hessler's articles. His one on his gay Egyptian friend is riveting (April 10).
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2088 on: April 04, 2019, 01:24:13 pm »
I found the article on artist/poet Peter Sacks very interesting in the March 25 issue:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/03/25/an-artists-archeology-of-the-mind
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2089 on: April 05, 2019, 08:38:03 pm »
Also enjoyed the article about Steve Earle. Jeff, what did you think of it?
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