“Super Sad True Love Story” Reads Like Current Events Report in 2018

It has been eight years since Gary Shteyngart’s dystopian novel Super Sad True Love Story was published. At the time, a reviewer from Kirkus Reviews stated that the book was a “cyber-apocalyptic vision of an American future [which] seems eerily like the present, in a bleak comedy that is even more frightening than funny.” If “Super Sad True Love Story” was eerily like the present in 2010, in 2018, the world has taken a truly horrifying dive for the worse which has made the satirical bent of the novel read…

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Business Insider Asked 17 People in New York What It Means to Be Rich

Business Insider has recently released the outcome of a set of interviews conducted in New York. The subjects, who were different ages and were from different backgrounds, were asked what it meant to be rich. This question seemed to garner two types of responses. Some stated that emotional fulfillment and support from one’s loved ones make one truly rich, while others focused on financial stability and the responsibility that comes with daily expenses. A woman in her early fifties gave a very telling response. She stated: To be rich is…

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The Gentrification of Brooklyn Points to a Larger Historical Trend

In 2017, New York City’s largest borough, Brooklyn, lost about 2,000 lower-income residents. At the same time, however, the borough has been attracting a growing number of small businesses as well as about 144,071 higher-income residents. Of every county in New York State, Brooklyn’s nearly six percent jump in population in the span of a one year period puts it second only to the Bronx. However, according to the latest census reports, Brooklyn stands at 2,648,771 residents, which was 2,088 fewer than in 2016. People are leaving Brooklyn. 2017 was…

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Apple Launches macOS Mojave

The next version of macOS will be called Mojave, and could potentially be one of the most significant software updates for the Mac in several years. It will launch with several features, including a gorgeous dark mode, more organizational options, and support for iOS applications. “macOS Mojave is a major update that introduces powerful new features for a wide range of Mac users, from consumers to pros,” says Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “Dark mode brings a dramatic new look to macOS that puts your content…

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