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Learning to Code Will Change Your Life, but Don’t Bother Going to School for It

Books

Found in Translation

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Music

Party Like It’s 1989

Why are so many of 2015’s biggest pop stars channeling the sound of the 1980s?

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Why So Many of 2015’s Biggest Pop Stars Are Channeling the Sound of the 1980s

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