Archive for February, 2019

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To Cut Taxes, Big-Box Stores Use 'Dark Store Theory' - CityLab

Big-box retailers nationwide are slashing their property taxes through a legal loophole known as "dark store theory." For the towns that rely on that revenue, this could be a disaster.

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/11/property-tax-dark-store-theory-retail-apocalypse-walmart/574123/

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Northbound Lanes of Lake Shore Drive Closed for 'Structural Emergency' on Bridge - NBC Chicago

Northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive were closed Monday between Randolph Street and Grand Avenue for a "structural emergency" on the bridge, officials said.

https://www.nbcchicago.com/traffic/transit/northbound-lake-shore-drive-closed-structural-emergency-bridge-505672471.html

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The Democratic Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg’s Quiet Rebellion

Benjamin Wallace-Wells writes about Pete Buttigieg, the young mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who is running for President on the campaign theme of intergenerational justice.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/the-political-scene/pete-buttigiegs-quiet-rebellion/amp?__twitter_impression=true

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All the Fun Has Gone Out of Being a Billionaire - WSJ

From Bezos to Schultz, America’s richest are having an unusually tough time in the public eye. It almost doesn’t seem worth it—almost.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/all-the-fun-has-gone-out-of-being-a-billionaire-11549641589

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Julian Shapiro's Hollywood story

Julian Shapiro's Hollywood film story. How he created a film show, and his experience interning for a major Hollywood director.

https://www.julian.com/blog/hollywood-life

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Historic Wrigley Mansion Chicago - Theurer-Wrigley House Photos

Take a look inside Chicago's Theurer-Wrigley House, known as the Wrigley Mansion, which recently found a buyer after being listed for $4.9 million.

https://www.housebeautiful.com/design-inspiration/real-estate/g14928116/wrigley-mansion-chicago/

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The First Time the Atlantic Wrote About Facebook - The Atlantic

In 2007, a writer for The Atlantic predicted that the social network would dominate as an engine of connection—and an invasive peddler of user data.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/02/first-time-atlantic-wrote-about-facebook/581902/

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Progressive Web App Progress in iOS 12.2 Beta 1 (Build 16E5181f)

As a regular (and passionate) iOS user with a strong belief in the Web, I beta-test any and all new iOS builds as soon as I can get my hands on them. My main motivation is to see how they do when it…

https://medium.com/dev-channel/progressive-web-app-progress-in-ios-12-2-beta-1-build-16e5181f-a18cd05ca361

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Adactio: Journal—Ch-ch-ch-changes

Browser updates bring improvements to progressive web apps on iOS and Android.

https://adactio.com/journal/14754

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The Pinkertons in Red Dead Redemption 2 show one view of the company’s history.

A dispute between the publishers of Red Dead Redemption 2 and the modern firm has brought its storied history into the spotlight.

https://slate.com/human-interest/2019/02/pinkerton-red-dead-redemption-2-lawsuit-history.html