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Shoot that Poison Arrow: Saint Sebastian and the Plague | The Morbid Anatomy Online Journal on Patreon
By foreign correspondent Eric Huang +++++++++++ Editor's Note: in this moment of pandemic anxiety, we thought it might be nice to share some stories of plagues…
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What Happened After ‘Tiger King’
The former zookeeper known as Joe Exotic filed a lawsuit. Carole Baskin, who runs Big Cat Rescue, condemned how the series handled her husband’s disappearance.…
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"The Horror at Red Hook" by H. P. Lovecraft
“There are sacraments of evil as well as of good about us, and we live andmove to my belief in an unknown world, a place where there are caves and shadows and…
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4 days ago
Screamers - Tochi Onyebuchi - omenana.com
By Tochi Onyebuchi When Dad talked about the Screamers, I thought maybe he could’ve been a writer. We were different like that. I was never too good at metaphor…
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The Fifth Day - Uncanny Magazine
I. I feel the morning sun first in the bones of my shoulders, and then the high of my back and, when I turn to face the clearing where the clay is soft and red…
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Greatest City On Earth: The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin
A soul is an ineffable thing. It cannot be seen or smelled, but your senses detect evidence that it exists. A smile, a sob, a kinesthetic or verbal tic, a way…
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The Hidden Girl - Lightspeed Magazine
Beginning in the eighth century, the Imperial court of Tang Dynasty China increasingly relied on military governors—the jiedushi—whose responsibilities began…
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How to Play D&D Online when we can’t leave the house – D&D Tomb
Even before the Coronavirus pandemic, anyone who plays D&D regularly knows the challenges of getting a game together with a diverse group of friends. Now, with…
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Your Brain Won’t Work As Well: Tips for Spiritual Leaders during Covid-19
Pastor Emily Scott Mar 27 · 3 min read An empty house of worhsip. Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash I served as a clergy person through Hurricane Sandy in New…
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Rupi Kaur and ‘Instagram Poetry’: Inspired or Insipid?
With two best-selling books and a poetry account on Instagram registering 3.7 million followers, 26-year-old Indian-Canadian Rupi Kaur’s signature style…
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How Instagram Saved Poetry
Nabil Shash Tom spent his days as a clerk, two floors below ground level in the cellars of Lloyds Bank. He worked in the foreign-transactions department from…
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Maybe Isolation Can Make the Internet Fun Again
In the current timeline of social distancing, even people who aren't often online have found themselves endlessly tethered to the internet. To them, I say:…
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Bronx School Gets Early Look at Remote Learning
New York City schools are preparing to implement remote-learning plans in the wake of the decision to shut down the nation’s largest school system. The Bronx’s…
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The Eerie Prophecies of Mother Shipton that Terrified all of England
Mother Shipton still provides a scare to British folklorists. In the spring of 1881, families across England deserted their homes, too terrified to sleep in…
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19 days ago
Brazen Heads: The Curious Legend Behind Fortune-Telling Automata
December 2, 2017 A woodblock illustration from Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay Wikimedia // Public Domain Fortune-telling automata— think Zoltar —were a fixture of…
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COVID-19
Teaching EH offers an array of practice-rich courses and workshops that emphasize the integration of history, theory, and experimentation with digital, analog,…
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21 days ago
Practical advice for instructors faced with an abrupt move to online teaching (opinion) | Inside Higher Ed
With the possible disruption to social gatherings presented by the coronavirus, there is increased discussion around planning for the use of online learning as…
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22 days ago
Going Online in a Hurry: What to Do and Where to Start
Even just a few weeks into the crisis, and really only a few days since class cancellations started to become a reality, there are top-quality guides free for…
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22 days ago
Why Is Pandemic Fiction So Comforting Right Now?
Where is the real-world Jennifer Ehle who will save the world by testing a vaccine on herself? Photo: Warner Bros./Moviestore/Shutterstock In the last few…
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24 days ago
A brief (fascist) history of ‘I don’t care’
This article was sparked by the jacket that Melania Trump wore as she travelled to a detention camp for migrant children, but my intent isn’t to argue that she…
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28 days ago
Language Log » Menefreghismo
As background to the discussion of Melania Trump's jacket choices , Giovanni Tiso presents " A brief (fascist) history of 'I don't care' ", Overland 6/22/2018:…
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Zombie Capitalism
What if the zombie apocalypse, but in the era of accelerating privatization? Speculative fiction writer Tobias S. Bucknell gives a whole new meaning to ‘zombie…
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28 days ago
This Small Company Is Turning Utah Into a Surveillance Panopticon
The state of Utah has given an artificial intelligence company real-time access to state traffic cameras, CCTV and “public safety” cameras, 911 emergency…
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28 days ago
Why a 272-Year-Old Philosopher Just Got Carted Across a College Quad
Fresh off a transatlantic trip, Jeremy Bentham's "auto-icon" just got a new permanent home at the University of College London. All photos courtesy UCL…
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‘Fire Carranza!’: Why Asian-Americans Are Targeting Schools Chief
Protesters say the New York chancellor’s integration agenda harms their children, but he responds that it would benefit “all cultures and all ethnic groups.”…
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Hideo Kojima’s Strange, Unforgettable Video-Game Worlds
Hideo Kojima at his headquarters in Tokyo. Credit... Keizo Kitajima for The New York Times Skip to contentSkip to site index The Great Read Feature He’s an…
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A Cyborg Manifesto - Cyborg Anthropology
Definition A Cyborg Manifesto is an essay on technology and culture written by Donna Haraway in 1986. The essay explores the concept of the cyborg and it's…
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CYBORG MANIFESTO NOTES
My Reading Notes on Donna Harway's "Cyborg Manifesto" About these notes Below, I attempt to articulate the major ideas of Donna Haraway's "Cyborg Manifesto" for…
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The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake
Skip Main Navigation The Atlantic The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake To save documents and searches, register with Nexis Uni ® . For details, read : Template not…
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The Billion-Dollar Disinformation Campaign to Reelect the President
Skip Main Navigation The Atlantic MCKAY COPPINS To save documents and searches, register with Nexis Uni ® . For details, read : Template not found Narrow By:…
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The Happiness Recession
Adam Hester / Getty Updated at 12:50 p.m. ET on April 8, 2019. In 2018, happiness among young adults in America fell to a record low . The share of adults ages…
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The complicated truth about China's social credit system
Kevin Hong China's social credit system has been compared to Black Mirror, Big Brother and every other dystopian future sci-fi writers can think up. The reality…
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Movie detail page | FANTASTIC FUNGI
Movie detail page | FANTASTIC FUNGI Skip to content City Cinemas Showtimes Now Playing Coming Soon Advance Tickets The Room Wizarding World Village East in 35MM…
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The 17th-Century Language that Divided Everything in the Universe into 40 Categories
John Wilkins. (Photo: Wellcome Images/CC BY 4.0 ) In the mid-17th century Anglican bishop John Wilkins set out on a not-so-small quest: to refine human…
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6 weeks ago
This App Automatically Cancels and Sues Robocallers
DoNotPay, the family of consumer advocacy services meant to protect people from corporate exploitation, is launching a new app aimed at helping end our long…
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Excelsior Service Fellowship Program
About the Program WYSIWYG The Excelsior Service Fellowship Program, launched by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in 2013, is an initiative to bring highly talented…
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7 weeks ago
The Charter-School Empire of the Future
Nuria Riaza Rovira The Education of Eva Moskowitz by Eva Moskowitz Harper Reinventing America's Schools by David Osborne Bloomsbury In the spring of 2007, I…
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Success Academy | High School
HIGH SCHOOL At Success Academy High Schools of the Liberal Arts, scholars encounter sophisticated, collegiate-style academics, discover and develop talents, and…
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At a Success Academy Charter School, Singling Out Pupils Who Have ‘Got to Go’
The Success Academy charter school in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, where the “Got to Go” list was created at the principal’s direction. Credit... Sam Hodgson for The…
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How Success Charter Network Leader Eva Moskowitz Wants to Save Public Education by Destroying It -- New York Magazine - Nymag
Photo: Marco Grob Eva Moskowitz glares at the linoleum tile on the Try and Try stairwell, brow furrowed at a micromanager’s nightmare: a gray stain, six inches…
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A Beginner's Guide to Post-rock | Feature
If some average Joe casually asked what genre of music you’re interested in and the response you gave was “Oh yeah, I’m big into post-rock” , you'd be forgiven…
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YouTube to Remove Thousands of Videos Pushing Extreme Views
Content “alleging that a group is superior in order to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion” and videos denying that violent incidents occurred will…
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7 weeks ago
YouTube Takes Tougher Stance on Harassment
A new policy is a response to criticism that the video service hasn’t done enough to curb bad behavior by users. YouTube said Wednesday that its harassment ban…
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7 weeks ago
The Making of a YouTube Radical
Caleb Cain was a college dropout looking for direction. He turned to YouTube. Soon, he was pulled into a far-right universe, watching thousands of videos filled…
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The Bizarre Life of the Man Accused in the Sarah Lawrence Sex Case
What we know about Lawrence Ray, a parent of a student at the elite New York college who was charged with extortion and sex trafficking of her classmates.…
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Why We Travel - Pico Iyer Journeys
We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our…
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The Foreign Spell | Lapham’s Quarterly
The foreign has long been my stomping ground, my sanctuary, as one who grew up a foreigner wherever I happened to be. Born to Indian parents in Oxford, England,…
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The Stolen Kids of Sarah Lawrence
Photo-Illustration: Art Handler Anyone who spent time with Talia Ray during her first year at Sarah Lawrence College heard her talk about her father. He was a…
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THE COFFEE, HE THINKS. THE COFFEE'S A CONCERN. Only one hundred single-serving pouches of instant were allotted for him on Expedition Six, stowed in the galley…
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7 weeks ago
Iowa Caucus Results Riddled With Errors and Inconsistencies
Latest Updates Iowa Results Who’s Running Polls Newsletter Vote counts are riddled with inconsistencies, though there is no evidence that the mistakes were…
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8 weeks ago
ADHD symptoms in healthy adults are associated with stressful life events and negative memory bias
Journal List Springer Open Choice PMC5973996 Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders . 2018; 10(2): 151–160. Published online 2017 Oct 28. doi:…
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Can PTSD Cause ADHD? Exploring Overlap and Treatment Options – Bridges to Recovery
, Bridges to Recovery There are significant overlapping symptoms and risk factors for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity…
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8 weeks ago
Researchers Link ADHD with Childhood Trauma
Article August 9, 2017 142 49 Google + 2 37 Email About the study The study measured exposure to adverse childhood experiences: Socioeconomic hardship Divorce…
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8 weeks ago
Hiring a Coach for My ADHD Transformed My Life and Productivity
“Do the crap first,” she told me. “As soon as you sit down in the morning, tell yourself, ‘I have to do the crap first.’ Then do the crap.” It was, perhaps, one…
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8 weeks ago
How Childhood Trauma Could Be Mistaken for ADHD
Shutterstock Dr. Nicole Brown’s quest to understand her misbehaving pediatric patients began with a hunch. Brown was completing her residency at Johns Hopkins…
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Trauma and ADHD: Think “And," Not “Or”
David Rettew M.D. ABCs of Child Psychiatry ADHD Trauma and ADHD: Think “And," Not “Or” How real adverse events can contribute to real attention problems Posted…
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The Doomed Mouse Utopia That Inspired the 'Rats of NIMH'
Calhoun inside Universe 25, his biggest, baddest mouse utopia. (Photo: Yoichi R. Okamoto/Public Domain ) On July 9th, 1968, eight white mice were placed into a…
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How 1960s Mouse Utopias Led to Grim Predictions for Future of Humanity
What does utopia look like for mice? According to a researcher who did most of his work in the 1950s through1970s, it might include limitless food (of course!),…
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Teaching Philosophy Statement : Graduate School
What is a teaching philosophy statement? A teaching philosophy statement is a narrative that includes: your conception of teaching and learning a description of…
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4 Steps to a Memorable Teaching Philosophy
The same basic ideas and buzzwords appear in just about every teaching statement I have ever read. Everybody cares about the students, wants to challenge them,…
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8 weeks ago
The Last Unknown Man
Early one summer morning, Son Yo Auer, a Burger King employee in Richmond Hill, Georgia, found a naked man lying unconscious in front of the restaurant’s…
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9 weeks ago
Were Brutalist Buildings on College Campuses Really Designed to Thwart Student Riots?
Art and Architecture Building, Yale University Photo coutesy Lauren Manning/Flickr via Creative Commons Chances are good that if you went to college in the…
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9 weeks ago
The Abyss | The New Yorker
In March of 1985, Clive Wearing, an eminent English musician and musicologist in his mid-forties, was struck by a brain infection—a herpes…
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Fable, parable, and allegory | literature
Nature and objectives Allegory and myth The fate of allegory , in all its many variations, is tied to the development of myth and mythology. Every culture…
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9 weeks ago
The Beasts of the Earth, the Madness of Men - Nightmare Magazine
The crew is drowned, the ship is flayed to ribbons and splinters, and her own arms are a-rotted down to yellowed bone and salt-cured jerky not even the gulls…
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9 weeks ago
LOTR but it's only Gimli making noises
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10 weeks ago
Haint Blue, the Ghost-Tricking Color of Southern Homes and Gullah Folktales
. . . . . . . . . . There was once an old witch-woman who lived in the woods. She was ugly as sin but helpful, and she could fix any number of problems if you…
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11 weeks ago
What the Color 'Haint Blue' Means to the Descendants of Enslaved Africans
At this Gullah Geechee home on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, painted doors and shutters keep out evil spirits called "haints." Dawna Moore / Alamy Beaufort…
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New Mexico Will Tear Down a Historic Chicano Mural to Build an Art Museum
The left side of "Multi-Cultural," a collaborative mural painted in 1980. State officials approved a plan that would destroy the painting. Beatrice Murch / CC…
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When Trippy Black-Light Murals Brought the Cosmos Down to Earth
The Abrams Planetarium's black light gallery, pictured here in 1964, still excites. John French/Abrams Planetarium One day in the 1950s, Thomas Voter pulled a…
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11 weeks ago
In Little Cayman, Things Are Looking Up for the Enormous, Friendly Nassau Grouper
A Nassau grouper off the coast of Cuba. q phia/CC by 2.0 (cropped from the original) By any account, the Nassau grouper is intimidating. The fish can grow as…
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11 weeks ago
A New Monument Will Celebrate Nellie Bly's Undercover Reporting, Right Where It Happened
Matthews drew inspiration from two different images of Bly, as well as depictions of ancient gods. Courtesy Amanda Matthews / Prometheus Art In the late 1880s,…
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Amal El-Mohtar
When my parents saw the poem they were very quick to tell me that I came from a long lineage of poets and my grandfather had been a poet and this was an…
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11 weeks ago
Brother from Another Planet
by Greg Tate David Bowie ranks as high in our electric church's Afrofuturist pantheon of demiurges as Jimi Hendrix, George Clinton, and Miles Davis. That's for…
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11 weeks ago
How the Homeless Listen to Music | Common Reader
“Have you ever slept on a boat?” The old man looked into my eyes over the front desk. Then he smiled. “Nope, you don’t look like you’ve ever slept on a boat.” •…
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11 weeks ago
Time of Your Life
by Nicole Boyce I saw the first denim scrunchie before I’d even reached the venue. A woman in front of me was wearing a Sandlot t-shirt with the caption,…
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11 weeks ago
Tuesday Fiction: “The Portal Plague” by Dinesh Rao
Today’s Tuesday Fiction is by Dinesh Rao . Dinesh, originally from India, trained as an ecologist and specializes in the behaviour of spiders. His earlier…
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