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Throughout — and despite — all this, the central relationships barely change; the farmhouse itself is dropped for pages on end; so many threads that ought to be satisfyingly woven together seem to miss their connections. And the tangents don’t help. The almost-entire chapter where Simon and Lorca learn to surf-cast, for instance, doesn’t lack for entertainment value, but it fails to earn its narrative keep. Then there’s the bizarre trip to the Hay literary festival in the late 1970s, where Simon appears alongside Anthony Burgess and he and Lorca are married in a secondhand-bookshop. Perhaps it shouldn’t bother me that Hay wasn’t founded until 1988, but it did nothing for my growing lack of confidence in the work as a whole. Among those who asked pointed questions at the first hearing was Mr. Van Bramer, who represents the western Queens district along the East River where Amazon will be building its new offices. Mr. Van Bramer said he had met recently with Braden Cox, director of state and local policy for Amazon; Holly Sullivan, Amazon’s director of global economic development; and Mark Weprin, a former councilman and lobbyist for the company.XS M S
TYPE ::MOUNTAIN BIKEZuckerberg said his ideas around news are still taking shape. “It means the world to come out here on Rod Laver and play, thank you so much,” he said. “Hopefully I’ll be back, and see you later, thank you!”
BRAND ::SPORTS SCOTTYThis is what Ms. Zuboff calls “surveillance capitalism.” Surveillance results in highly accurate user information, something marketers crave. On the flip side, consumers have access to minimal information, primarily what platforms allow. In addition to knowing what people buy, Amazon also knows where people live, because they provide delivery addresses, and which credit cards they use. It knows how old their children are from their baby registries, and who has a cold, right now, from cough syrup ordered for two-hour delivery. And the company has been expanding a self-service option for ad agencies and brands to take advantage of its data on shoppers.
On Sunday, amid the bright palette of rainbow colors on flags and floats, there was awareness — the sober awareness of 50 years of laws and changing attitudes that moved gay men, lesbians and transgender people into the mainstream. Further drops could increase pressure on Mr. Trump — who famously bragged that trade wars are “easy to win” but who views the stock market as a barometer of his economic success — to settle for a quicker deal than he wants.