Friday, August 1st
Israel and Hamas agree to three-day truce "Israel and Hamas agreed to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire to begin at 8am local time today, said US secretary of State John Kerry and UN general secretary Ban Ki-Moon last night in a joint statement."
The hi-tech mess of higher education "Expensive gambles, unforeseen losses, and investments whose soundness has yet to be decided have raised the price of a college education so high that today on average it costs eleven times as much as it did in 1978."
Outer limits "There are some trips that can still fire the human imagination, and none more so than the journey, experienced only by a lucky few, from the surface of Earth to the beginning of space."
The possessed: James Brown in eighteen minutes "James Brown, the real thing, in its most thrilling, compressed, erotic, explosive form, just eighteen minutes long, is also arguably the most electrifying performance in the history of postwar American music. First, watch."
Moving Helen Garner's books "Being in Helen Garner’s house was nothing to Maya; she’d known Helen for years. So when I arrived on the doorstep… I tried hard to make it mean nothing to me either."
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