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Farmers Are Tentatively Embracing AI

Hannah Macready Ambrook Research
A growing number of farmers are leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and large language models (LLMs), like ChatGPT, to tackle daily tasks. One farmer said “I’ve been blown away by the information it can kick out in a host of different areas."


Melanie Tafejian Nimrod International Journal
Another bombing, writes Poet Melanie Tafejian, “Ten people died./ Seven of them children….” Another mistake.

A Nation of Guns

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Monthly Review
This book, says reviewer Dunbar-Ortiz, "contains a passionate narrative" by Paul Auster, a poet and novelist, alongside "stark and somber black-and-white photographs of sites of mass shootings" by Spencer Ostrander.

Korea Is Showing the World How To Make Political Horror Movies

From The Host to Kingdom, Korean filmmakers have used the horror genre as a vehicle for political critique and reached a huge global audience. They’re building on a long international tradition of socially conscious scare stories.

Before I Was a Gazan

Naomi Shihab Nye Voices in the Air
The poet Naomi Shihab Nye expresses a child’s sense of helplessness, trapped by politics and war.

The Canonization of Lou Reed

Jeremy Lybarger The New Republic
In a new biography, the Velvet Underground front man embodies a New York that exists only in memory.