Month: October 2020

October 30, 2020, 12:34pm The voting period is open for the fourth edition of the Albertine Prize, an award administered by the French embassy that invites readers to choose their favorite work of translated Francophone fiction from the previous year. The honorary co-chairs of the prize, author Rachel Kushner and literary critic François Busnel, led
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Back when the FLARE team shared an IRL office space (RIP to my abandoned aloe plant…), my mornings looked a little something like this: rush to get up the elevators in time for our 8:30 a.m. daily meeting (for which, I admittedly showed up to at approx. 8:32 most days), hit the button on my
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Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, and Twitter have all just published their quarterly numbers and, while fortunes differed, yet more wealth was moved up the food chain. The superstar of the night was by all measures Amazon, which broke all of its own records set last quarter. The total revenues reached $96.1 billion, up by 37%,
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Bringing new context to “sleep with one eye open,” a California neighborhood is hosting a new Halloween light display set to Metallica‘s classic track “Enter Sandman.” With Halloween fast approaching and music themed light shows starting to gain more traction in recent years, Magical Light Shows set up this impressive display at a Tracy, California residence
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Into the Spider-Verse suit revealed in new Miles Morales gameplay! As a special Halloween treat for fans, Insomniac Games has unveiled new gameplay footage from the highly-anticipated Spider-Man: Miles Morales revealing the inclusion of the titular hero’s suit from the Oscar and Golden Globe winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which sees a stylish drop in framerate solely on
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In this week’s Dispatches from The Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle explores the origins of a given name in a little-known eighteenth-century poem Here’s a question for you. What connects the girls’ name Vanessa with the classic novel Gulliver’s Travels? The answer: they were both created by the same person. His name was Jonathan Swift
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You thought Kayzo was done with 2020 after releasing his The Year The World Stood Still EP? Guess again. Having already released 12 songs this year, he’s back with his newest single with OST, “Liar.” Perhaps coincidentally releasing the same day as Bring Me The Horizon’s newest project, Kayzo leans heavy into his punk roots on
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The proliferation of COVID-19-“inspired” art is fast approaching. Returning TV shows are starting to incorporate the pandemic—this week’s season premiere of This Is Us took all of 90 seconds to mention “the virus.” But the real enemy will be the films and series that don’t just reflect these times, but directly fictionalize them. The idea,
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