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Arca: Embracing the Flux

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In 1987, something strange happened in Chicago. A local sportscaster for WGN's nightly newscast was running through the game highlights when the signal was abruptly cut off only to be replaced a few seconds later by a sharp buzzing sound and a video of someone in a Max Headroom mask and sunglasses bobbing up and down in front of a spinning sheet of corrugated metal. The hijack lasted for a total of 28 seconds before technicians at the station switched signals, cutting back to the visibly confused sportscaster who nervously chuckled, "Well, if you're wondering what's happened, so am I."...

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12 Ways Communities Are Taking Care of Each Other During the Pandemic

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(YES) — A lot of scary things are on the news lately, from the continued spread of the coronavirus into every crevice of the globe to the mental and emotional toll that fighting the virus is taking on those of us in self-isolation. In these troubled times, we’ve seen industries, businesses, and celebrities step up to help out. Entertainers are streaming live performances, while the tech industry keeps us connected through apps such as Houseparty and Zoom. The fashion industry, and an army of garment industry workers and home sewists, are making masks for frontline medical workers. And from Australia to South Korea, governments are hammering out...

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