Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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NPR News: ‘Decarcerating America’ Is A Powerful Call For Reform

‘Decarcerating America’ Is A Powerful Call For Reform
This new essay, edited by Ernest Drucker, argues that mass incarceration — more than 2 million Americans are locked up — tears at our social fabric and leaves people with no option but to reoffend.

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NPR News: Artists And Criminals: On The Cutting Edge Of Tech

Artists And Criminals: On The Cutting Edge Of Tech
Sci-fi authors like William Gibson foresaw what the Internet would bring. Inspired by their visions, NPR’s Laura Sydell set out to see what artists and criminals think about and do with technology.

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A Pulpy New Novel and Juiceless Old Essays From Mario Vargas Llosa

The indispensable crime writer John D. MacDonald, in one of his Travis McGee novels, remarked that “an austere orgy is no orgy at all.” The event that drives Mario Vargas Llosa’s new novel, “The Neighborhood,” is an orgy that’s a character assassination.

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NPR News: ‘Automating Inequality’: Algorithms In Public Services Often Fail The Most Vulnerable

‘Automating Inequality’: Algorithms In Public Services Often Fail The Most Vulnerable
Author Virginia Eubanks argues that automated systems that governments across the U.S. use to deliver benefit and welfare programs are often rigged against the very people who need it most.

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NPR News: ‘Automating Inequality’: Algorithms In Public Services Often Fail The Most Vulnerable

‘Automating Inequality’: Algorithms In Public Services Often Fail The Most Vulnerable
Author Virginia Eubanks argues that automated systems that governments across the U.S. use to deliver benefit and welfare programs are often rigged against the very people who need it most.

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