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Austen in South Asia When we asked our readers to tell us how they first encountered Austen, we got responses from all over the world—Greece, Australia, Ireland, Portugal, South Africa. One reader, Sümeyye Ceren Özkan, described reading Pride and Prejudice for the first time in a Turkish translation; several others, including Silvia from Italy, said that Austen’s novels were among the first books they read in English
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The Commodification of Orthodox Judaism Two perceived qualities of Orthodox Judaism—authenticity and ancientness—are enticing people outside this religious tradition to pay for the chance to sample it. In Israel, secular citizens and foreign visitors willing to fork over $20 to the tour company Israel-2Go can embark on a trip to an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood, where they’ll watch men in black hats and women in long skirts buying challa
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China cashing out as mobile payment soarsYang Qianqian holds out her smartphone to scan a barcode on the mobile of a vendor selling fresh fruit and vegetables at a bustling outdoor market in Beijing.
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Somehow the New Thor: Ragnarok Trailer Is Even Crazier Than the First GIF The first trailer for Thor: Ragnarok is one of those trailers you never, ever forget. So, the cast and crew had a lot to live up to at Comic-Con, but the new trailer take care of at all. It’s a two-and-a-half-minute ball of action, awesomeness, humor, and insanity that may be the most purely fun Marvel movie trailer we’ve ever seen, all courtesy of director Taika Waititi. Guys, Thor and Loki
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The Westworld Season Two Trailer Shows the Park's Dying Throes GIF HBO premiered the first trailer of season two of Westworld to a packed house at San Diego Comic-Con. And who could have guessed? The park—you know, the one where the robots who were being horrific abused by regular humans but then gained sentience and discovered how awful they’ve been treated—is in a lot of trouble. There are bodies everywhere , but the most telling moments are definitely Dol
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A Robot Captured Photos of What Might Be Melted Nuclear Fuel Inside Fukushima's Reactor No. 3 Photo: AP One of the several brave robots to make one-way trips into Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant’s severely damaged reactors has accomplished what its less fortunate compatriots did not, sending back photos of what appears to be melted nuclear fuel from the interior of the ruined facility. The remotely controlled Toshiba robot, which is similar in design to a submarine, managed to gain
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The New Star Trek: Discovery Trailer Shows a Galaxy on the Brink of... Something The official series trailer for Star Trek: Discovery is out, and the stakes are bigger than ever... maybe? Actually, it’s a little hard to tell what’s going on. Discovery takes place during the conflict between Starfleet and Klingons, who are rising up to assert their place in the galaxy. During the San Diego Comic-Con panel, we were told that Klingons on the show will be speaking in Klingon with
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Know Your Ancient Sharks! Megalodon: Fact And Fiction | SHARK WEEK #SharkWeek | Starts TOMORROW! Was Megalodon real? Does it still exist today? We're laying all of the rumors to rest. Stream Full Episodes Now on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/shark-week/ See the full lineup of specials! http://www.SharkWeek.com Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery https://www.facebook.com/Shar
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Gizmodo
Seth McFarlane's Star Trek Spoof The Orville Looks Like a Ton of Fun Fox’s new scifi sitcom The Orville wowed us in its first look , mainly because it managed to come off as both a loving homage to the campiest aspects of classic Star Trek while also being genuinely funny. The new Comic-Con trailer is much the same—reminding us that exploring the strange new frontiers can be a truly ridiculous endeavor. Very pointedly dropped just as Star Trek: Discovery began its
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Gizmodo
Dunkirk Is One Of The Bleakest And Most Beautiful Movies Of All Time GIF It shouldn’t take very much to sell someone on the thought of a Christopher Nolan war movie. Dunkirk is about what happens after the clashing of armies, focusing on a British retreat at the beginning of World War II trapped in a battle for time. It’s bleak, it’s beautiful, and it’s one of the greatest war movies I’ve ever seen. What’s It About? Dunkirk is a fictional story based on the true e
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The Atlantic
Congress Comes to an Agreement on Russia Sanctions Congress reached an agreement Saturday on sanctions against Russia for its election-meddling and invasion of Crimea. The latest version of the bill also includes sanctions against Iran, North Korea, and gives Congress veto power that could block President Trump from easing any sanctions on Moscow. The bill, which could be on Trump’s desk before the August recess, will put his administration in a
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Newly discovered Nevada toad species already under threatNevada's new toad species is already on the brink of extinction.
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The Atlantic
If Trump Undermines the Iran Deal There was a lot of news lost at the end of last week when Sean Spicer, the hapless White House press secretary, finally resigned. In any other news cycle, the revelation that Jared Kushner forgot about $10 million in assets on his ethics forms (we’ve all been there) or a U.S. senate candidate siding with members of the alt-right over the Anti-Defamation League would have garnered more attention.
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