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shouvince
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:01 am 
 

What the title says.

I know longreads.com exists but I am also looking for websites which publish cool essays (fiction, science, philosophy etc) or short-stories. One such website is Aeon Magazine - http://aeon.co/magazine/

If you know of other cool sources, do share.

Thanks.

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andersbang
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:13 pm 
 

Here's a lot of David Foster Wallace's essays, he's a great writer with a big scope of different topics and themes. I have only read a couple of his essays myself (I'm more into fiction myself), but fx Ticket to the Fair and Shipping Out are great magazine feature-style essays.

http://www.openculture.com/2012/02/23_f ... e_web.html
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aloof
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:19 pm 
 

I spend time on

Spoiler: show
http://feastofhateandfear.com/


but it's not for everyone.

https://archive.org/ also has a lot of jewels, but you have to navigate through a lot of stuff to get to it.
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Dhranna
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:38 am 
 

I don't mean this to sound sarcastic, I really don't. What about a library or bookshop? Or a friend's collection?

Project Gutenberg has thousands of books, essay collections online in PDF format, or Kindle versions in lots of cases. They have a wide range of genres in both fiction and non fiction.

There's loads of free Ebooks, essay collections available on Amazon.

You could also try http://www.chomsky.info/articles.htm

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MetalPeas
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Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:30 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:31 am 
 

Noooooo don't read Chomsky. His stuff is just awful. If you want to read stuff about International relations, at least read someone who is an expert in the field of International relations, rather than the writings of a linguist. http://20committee.com has some thought provoking stuff, such as this piece on the west's views of Islam. I don't agree with all of it, but it's always important to read people who you disagree with to keep your mind sharp.
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Dhranna
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:01 am 
 

MetalPeas wrote:
Noooooo don't read Chomsky. His stuff is just awful. If you want to read stuff about International relations, at least read someone who is an expert in the field of International relations, rather than the writings of a linguist. http://20committee.com has some thought provoking stuff, such as this piece on the west's views of Islam. I don't agree with all of it, but it's always important to read people who you disagree with to keep your mind sharp.



Re-reading the last line there it strikes me as funny that you would dismiss Chomsky as 'awful'. While being a linguist, he has also been a political activist for about 50 years. He doesn't just write about 'international relations'. I think he's more than qualified to speak upon a number of political, ethical and socioeconomical factors.

Also, there are people who excel in more than one field. From polymaths to musicians. It's fallacious to cite Chomsky's primary academic discipline as a reason to doubt his ability to comment on politics or anything else.


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PhilosophicalFrog
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:37 am 
 

archive is super amazing, but yeah, it has the layout of an Angelfire page...go in there looking for what you want to read...
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Razakel
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:22 pm 
 

andersbang wrote:
Here's a lot of David Foster Wallace's essays, he's a great writer with a big scope of different topics and themes. I have only read a couple of his essays myself (I'm more into fiction myself), but fx Ticket to the Fair and Shipping Out are great magazine feature-style essays.

http://www.openculture.com/2012/02/23_f ... e_web.html


Shipping Out is the best, funniest essay of all time. Everybody who's been on a cruise must read it, and if you haven't, you still have to read it. Hail DFW forever.

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