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  • Lavin Weekly #51: Levitin, Konnikova, Sax, & Frazier Exclusives | August 26, 2016 Lavin Weekly #51: Levitin, Konnikova, Sax, & Frazier

    1. Daniel Levitin: This Is Sting’s Brain (on Music)...

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  • First Look: Jeff Chang’s New Book, <em>We Gon’ Be Alright</em> Diversity | August 25, 2016 First Look: Jeff Chang’s New Book, We Gon’ Be Alright

    — Across America, it’s been a summer of turmoil and division. After shootings in Dallas, Minnesota, and Baton Rouge, protests and violence in Milwaukee, and ceaseless debate, racial tension remains at a boiling point. In his last book, Who We Be, author Jeff Chang examined racial progress in post-civil rights America. In his upcoming collection, We Gon’...

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  • Design Evangelist John Maeda's New Job: Promoting Inclusion and Open Source Design | August 24, 2016 Design Evangelist John Maeda's New Job: Promoting Inclusion and Open Source

    — Congratulations are in order for design speaker John Maeda, who’s moving on after three productive years as the Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Maeda will join Automattic, parent company of WordPress.com, WooCommerce, and Jetpack, as their Global Head of Computational Design and Inclusion, where he’ll...

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  • What Are You Reading?: Adam Briggle Makes Two Eco-Minded Recommendations Environment | August 24, 2016 What Are You Reading?: Adam Briggle Makes Two Eco-Minded Recommendations

    — What are the ideas and voices informing our most exciting keynote speakers? This week, we reached out to Adam Briggle, Lavin environment speaker, grassroots leader, and author of A Field Philosopher’s Guide to Fracking, and asked him a simple question: what are you reading? As it turns out, Briggle’s wading through two works, one of fiction and one of non-, that both have much to say about today’s...

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  • New Videos: Michael Landsberg Opens Up about Depression & Mental Health Mental Health | August 23, 2016 New Videos: Michael Landsberg Opens Up about Depression & Mental Health

    — Last December, Michael Landsberg ended his 18-year run as the host of TSN’s Off the Record. Now, he’s free to pursue a cause that’s near and dear to him: mental health awareness. Far from the image we’re used to seeing on TV, Landsberg suffers from depression, and has for most of his adult life. Today, he’s the creator of #SickNotWeak:...

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  • Meet Guy Lawson, the Journalist Behind <em>War Dogs</em> Authors | August 17, 2016 Meet Guy Lawson, the Journalist Behind War Dogs

    — This Friday (August 19), the crime-war-comedy biopic War Dogs hits theaters, starring Jonah Hill, Miles Teller (Whiplash) and Bradley Cooper. War Dogs tells the unlikely story of Efraim Diveroli and David Mackouz, two twenty-something Miami hustlers who land a massive contract to supply weapons to U.S. troops in Afghanistan. And while you may see it in all its silver-screen glory this weekend, the...

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