Beneficial Studying: A better take a look at the 2015 Oscar nominations

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Recommended Reading: A closer look at the 2015 Oscar nominations

Breaking Down the Oscar Nominations: What the Hell Occurred to ‘Selma’? by Mark Harris

Until you took every week off from the web, you are properly conscious that this yr’s Oscar nominations have been introduced a number of days in the past. Whereas Selma did earn nominations for Greatest Image and Greatest Track, the movie that depicts Martin Luther King Jr.’s marches from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery in 1965 was talked about solely twice. Grantland’s Mark Harris takes a better take a look at the complete record to see what different classes ought to’ve included Ava DuVernay’s image.

Gaming Whereas Black: Informal Racism to Cautious Optimism by Jessica Conditt, Joystiq

Joystiq’s Jessica Conditt takes a take a look at the present panorama of racism because it applies to gaming, and the way people are beginning to problem established narratives in favor of extra variety.

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Netflix Binges and the New Tech Utopia by Greg Ferenstein, The Atlantic

The Atlantic’s Greg Ferenstein examines the present state of a so-referred to as utopia of automation, robots and fewer work for people — and whether or not or not it is what numerous economists via the years thought it might be.

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SpaceXtasy: Elon Musk, Falcon 9, and the Legacy of Rocket Scientist/Occultist Jack Parsons by Molly Lambert, Grantland

Elon Musk’s area aspirations are chronicled on Engadget recurrently, however Grantland’s Molly Lambert considers ties between the SpaceX CTO and rocket scientist/occultist Jack Parsons.

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Breaking Madden: The Landing Tom Trilogy Concludes by Jon Bois, SB Nation

“By no means rely out Landing Tom,” is a phrase that Jon Bois holds to, regardless of the chances. So in the newest episode of “Breaking Madden,” he examined the idea by placing eleven Tom Brady clones on the sector directly for the New England Patriots to face eleven giants.

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