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Your Black Friend

In the course of my reading for the Woke As Fuck Club this year, I’ve picked up a few titles that are not really in the wheelhouse of the club. Ben Passmore’s brief and poignant Your Black Friend is a single-issue … Continue reading

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Why You Should Follow Me On Twitter

What's your favorite hyper-specific subgenre? Mine is We Are So Rich Oh Look Someone Has Been Murdered. — Hillary Busis (@hillibusterr) December 7, 2016 Diverse Found Family of Dysfunctional Weirdos Who Are Bad at Feelings but Would Happily Burn Down … Continue reading

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The Evelyn Tables

    Found a brief article today which included rare photos of The Evelyn Tables, which are thought to be the earliest known anatomical preparations in Europe. Each table is a wooden board, large enough to be a bit greater than … Continue reading

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Saying “Yes” in Science Fiction

Gizmodo published an article today called The Physics of Space Battles, by Joseph Shoer. I shared it on my social media accounts because I actually found it fun and enjoyable to read, unlike the vast majority of material written about … Continue reading

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Roman Nanotechnology

Stumbled onto a very nice piece on the Smithsonian website today about the Lycurgus Cup, a famous artifact currently held by the British Museum. The cup is believed to have been manufactured in Late Antiquity, around the 4th century, by a … Continue reading

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The Womanly Art of the Sword

  Great article on a website called News Minute about a woman named Meenakshi Gurrukkal, who lives in the Kerala, an Indian state at the southern tip of the subcontinent. This 74-year-old woman is a martial artist, a practitioner of the art … Continue reading

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Damian Nenow

  In the course of daily life on-line today I found “Paths of Hate”, an animated short film by Damian Nenow. Nenow is a Polish creator who works for the Platige Image company in Warsaw, a large studio which produces graphics, … Continue reading

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A Kingdom of Daughters

A brief but lovely little article from the New York Times a couple of weeks ago, talking about modern-day Cultural Tourism and historical Cultural Genocide of the Mosuo people in mainland China. I found it particularly interesting to hear a … Continue reading

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The Indian Burial Ground Trope

A great little article on the Indian Burial Ground Trope of the late 1970’s-1980’s, published in Atlas Obscura. I thought this was fascinating, as the article makes it pretty clear that Stephen King was the major creator in horror to … Continue reading

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The Griffin Warrior: A Mycenaean Grave at Pylos

Some wonderful archaeology news in the last two weeks, as the excavators at Pylos have come forward with news of a fantastic intact grave from the beginning of the Late Bronze Age, just before the rise of the Mycenaean empire. … Continue reading

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