Here is an essay explaining exactly what... →
to wit: And, therefore, he’ll draw as many lines between as many disconnected dots as he possibly can and invite viewers along for the ride. He’s bottled that longing and served it straight up to his audience, in the hopes that when they finally solve the mysteries of the universe and pull back the edges of the circle, the darkness at the center doesn’t devour them whole. The essay also does a...
Why secondhand bookstores smell good
ryanetics: katydidnot: tulletulle: sycamore: Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin. When made into paper and stored for years, it breaks down and smells good. Which is how divine providence has arranged for secondhand bookstores to smell like good quality vanilla absolute,...
Meanwhile, Rwanda Imprisons Journalists Over... →
futurejournalismproject: Via Committee to Protect Journalists: A panel of three High Court judges in the capital, Kigali, sentenced Agnès Uwimana, former editor of the now-defunct private weekly Umurabyo, to 17 years in prison and gave a seven-year prison term to former Deputy Editor Saidati Mukakibibi. The charges were related to a series of 2010 articles that criticized government officials...
NYT: 2 detained reporters see Egyptian secret... →
‘As the protests became more violent, a campaign of intimidation against journalists and the Egyptians speaking to them became apparent. We appeared to have stumbled into the middle of it. Ms. Mekhennet asked her interrogator, “Where are we?” The interrogator answered, “You are nowhere.” We were blindfolded and led to the blank room where we would spend the night and into the next...
But Facebook, which celebrates its seventh birthday Friday and has more than a...– Cecilia Kang and Ian Shapira, Washington Post, Facebook treads carefully after its vital role in Egypt’s anti-Mubarak protests. (via futurejournalismproject)
World News: We’ve compiled a list of all the... →
theatlantic: abcworldnews: We’ve compiled a list of all the journalist who have been in some way threatened, attacked or detained while reporting in Egypt. When you put it all into one list, it is a rather large number in such a short period of time. Important.
Merce Cunningham dance company stops in Durham on... →
I totally recommend checking this out if you are in the area. This is really important.
Why are women so cold? →
Seriously, I’ve been asking this question since I was old enough to wear a coat.