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  1. Max Tegmark and Ken MacLeod on artificial intelligence – books podcast | Books | The Guardian

    How would it feel to be outperformed by a machine? We discuss the AI revolution with physicist Max Tegmark and science fiction writer Ken MacLeod

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  2. Self improvement? Enough already. - Home | Spark with Nora Young | CBC Radio

    Why we should stop trying to be better all the time.

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  3. ENCORE: Young women missing out on pleasures of intimacy, says author - Home | The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti | CBC Radio

    When journalist Peggy Orenstein reached out to young women to talk about sex, she found many are missing out on the pleasures of intimacy. Her new book reveals how young women live in a world that confuses being sexualized with being sexually fulfilled.

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  4. The Great Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America | Los Angeles Public Library

    George Packer is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq, which received several prizes and was named one of the ten best books of 2005 by The New York Times Book Review. He is also the author of two novels, The Half Man and Central Square, and two other works of nonfiction, Blood of the Liberals, which won the 2001 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and The Village of Waiting. His play,Betrayed, ran off-Broadway for five months in 2008 and won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play. His most recent book is Interesting Times: Writings from a Turbulent Decade. He lives in Brooklyn. Héctor Tobar has is a novelist who has also worked as a journalist for the Los Angeles Times for nearly twenty years.  He shared a Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s coverage of the 1992 riots, and then served as the national Latino Affairs correspondent, the Buenos Aires bureau chief, and the Mexico City bureau chief.  He is currently a book critic for the Los Angeles Times and is the author of three books: Translation Nation, The Tattooed Soldier, and the award-winning The Barbarian Nurseries. His non-fiction book on the story of the Chilean miners, Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle that Set Them Free is forthcoming in fall 2014.  The son of Guatemalan immigrants, Tobar is a native of the city of Los Angeles.

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