Owning the Peanut Gallery
@mariafarrell’s true story of a student debate with Ted Cruz.
uspolitics  ireland 
Theresa May’s negotiating flaws were laid bare at Salzburg
Great analysis from @DavidAllenGreen. (Apologies for paywall.)
brexit  eu  ukpolitics 
3 days ago
A new frame for the sky
Knowing where we are more precisely.
space  maps 
6 days ago
Has Political Correctness Gone Too Far?
In short, no. (Essay from the @Economist.)
7 days ago
Many Middle-Class Americans Are Living Paycheck to Paycheck
The grim economic realities in America. (I would like to see similar analysis for Europe.)
economics  uspolitics 
9 days ago
RIP Zienia Merton
Her first TV appearance was as Ping Cho in Doctor Who (Marco Polo, 1964); she returned 45 years later as the registrar in the Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (2009).
death  sf  doctorwho 
9 days ago
Polarization in Poland: A Warning From Europe
@AnneApplebaum in depth on Poland, Hungary (and Trump) and the parallels with the Dreyfus case.
politics  poland  hungary  uspolitics  democracy 
9 days ago
Why my inbox is always open
It’s OK not to be OK, by @ktowens.
11 days ago
Polling on Racial Discrimination Supports Nike Just Doing It
Consumers expect activism from their brands (by my @APCOWorldwide colleague Amy Garrick).
pr  race 
14 days ago
Karan Bilimoria Q&A: “What would my specialist subject be? Beer!”
Vaguely knew @Lord_Bilimoria at Cambnridge - interesting to see where he is now.
ukpolitics  cambridge 
18 days ago
When You Explain Neil Gaiman's Career To Neil Gaiman, Gaimansplaining Is Born
I caught a bit of this rather peculiar exchange at the time. @neilhimself was rather restrained!
internet  comics 
19 days ago
The world is a terrible place right now, and that’s largely because it is what we make it
Wil Wheaton gets treated worse on Mastodon than on Twitter, and that’s saying something. So he’s giving up on social media.
twitter  socialmedia 
22 days ago
Muslim Governments Silent as China Cracks Down on Uighurs
Interesting analysis by @PeterMartin_PCM and colleagues.
25 days ago
London's lost  river: the Tyburn
Fascinating mapping of an ancient and important waterway, which has now disappeared.
26 days ago
We Don’t Get to Choose Our Traumas
@foxyfolklorist: “We can’t choose what traumatizes us, but we can choose what heals us.”
26 days ago
The Story of Why I Left Riot Games
How tolerance of toxic sexism gets baked into workplace culture.
sexandgenderandsexuality  work 
27 days ago
An End to Australia’s Democratic Pantomime? by Gareth Evans
My former boss (and former foreign minister of Australia) writes.
29 days ago
Give the People What They Want: Advocacy Campaigns Designed for Today
My @APCOWorldwide colleague @Rachael616 on one aspect of corporate social responsibility for the digital age.
29 days ago
Why Folklorists Hate Joseph Campbell’s Work
@foxyfolklorist explains. (As quoted by @neilhimself.)
29 days ago
When love flourished in M for medical textbooks
Aww. Lovely story. (Hat-tip to @urchinette)
29 days ago
Business chiefs left angry and astounded by Government’s ‘phone Dublin’ Brexit advice
Ann McGregor of NI Chamber of Commerce: Brexit papers had "two key outcomes for Northern Ireland businesses - it confuses them more and increases their costs".
eu  ukpolitics  brexit  Northernireland 
4 weeks ago
The perfectly bad sentence
“Now, the onus is on Henman to come out firing at Ivanisevic, the wild card who has torn through this event on a wave of emotion...” Vintage Clive James.
writing  english 
4 weeks ago
Tachtig procent maïs en witloof verloren door de hitte
The impact of the heatwave on our own commune: 80% of the corn and endive crops have been lost.
climatechange  Belgium 
4 weeks ago
Pick Your Own Brexit
An 80s style video game from Bloomberg. Glorious.
Games  ukpolitics  brexit 
4 weeks ago
GDPR, and how I spent a month chasing my data
Fascinating. We should all be doing this.
internet  spam  eu 
5 weeks ago
Brexit: Beyond the transition
@AndrewDuffEU looks forward to the next ten months.
brexit  eu  ukpolitics 
5 weeks ago
Brussels, city of spies
Not really news to some of us. @KristofClerix has been writing about it for years.
belgium  espionage 
5 weeks ago
A special welcome to Dublin 2019
The President of Ireland @PresidentIRL welcomes fans to @Dublin2019!!!
worldcon  ireland 
5 weeks ago
Three Trends On The Future Of Work
My colleague @aTunkel on the coming transformations of the job market.
work  economics 
5 weeks ago
China Bids for 2023 Worldcon
Putting the “World” into “Worldcon” with @chengduworldcon.
China  sf  worldcon 
5 weeks ago
China, Unsure of How to Handle Trump, Braces for ‘New Cold War’ - Bloomberg
Personally I think this may be over-analysis of Trump; but China is wise to be cautious.
uspolitics  China 
5 weeks ago
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