September 14, 2014

Links for 2014-09-08 to 2014-09-14

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Etsy Policy Update: “Redskins” Panera Bread asks customers to leave guns at home Does the evidence support the claim that organic food is healthier? The business of escapism Neverland – on “adulthood” (and reading)

September 7, 2014

Links for 2014-09-01 to 2014-09-07

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What We Didn’t See: Power, Protest, Story – from Kameron Hurley’s current blog tour Deal With It, Headbangers — Babymetal Is Here – There’s something positively surreal about an NPR article on whether Babymetal is considered proper metal or not… btw Babymetal is awesome Appeals Court Strikes Wisconsin And Indiana Same-Sex-Marriage Bans – Yes, there’s still […]

August 31, 2014

Links for 2014-08-25 to 2014-08-31

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In Ferguson, Court Fines And Fees Fuel Anger – a case study of the court system unfairly penalizing poor people. Video Games, Misogyny, And Terrorism: A Guide To Assholes Forget 2016: Democrats already have a plan for 2020 – On the one hand, Republicans are gerrymandering assholes (look at the map of North Carolina’s districts […]

August 24, 2014

Links for 2014-08-18 to 2014-08-24

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Virginity pledges for men can lead to sexual confusion — even after the wedding day John Scalzi’s Thoughts On the Hugo Awards, 2014 Hugo Speeches: Thanks for All the Llamas – Kameron Hurley is quickly becoming my favorite “author I’m ashamed I haven’t read more of” (library holds have been placed) More Men Put Ambitions On […]

August 17, 2014

Links for 2014-08-11 to 2014-08-17

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Talk Nerdy: Episode 23 – Sara Benincasa – Good discussion on mental health and medication. Many Women Leave Engineering, Blame The Work Culture The Bush/Obama Quiz: What’s The Difference? A Life Of Anxiety Documented Math’s Highest Honor Is Given To A Woman For The First Time We’re Holding Out for a (New) Hero: How Heroes […]

August 10, 2014

Links for 2014-08-04 to 2014-08-10

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Nobody’s Normal: Introversion and the Writing Life – it’s amazing how much I relate to Hurley’s description – social anxieties, prepping and mentally rehearsing for social situations, even the role of theatre in learning to fake “social.” NBC’s Straight-Washing of John Constantine Is Bi Erasure The Increasingly Poor Economics of Penning Problematic Stories White House […]

August 3, 2014

Links for 2014-07-28 to 2014-08-03

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Kentucky Buoys Noah’s Ark Park With Millions In New Tax Breaks – More Creation Museum antics (after last week’s Ken Ham gem). My comments on tumblr: The Creation Museum is trying to get $43 million in tax breaks to build a Noah’s Ark replica as a tourist attraction; which, regardless of legality (I am not a […]

July 31, 2014

7 Word Reviews: Guardians Of The Galaxy

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Firefly + Fifth Element + Cowboy Bebop + Doctor Who

July 27, 2014

Links for 2014-07-21 to 2014-07-28

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PodCastle Essay: We Have Always Fought: Challenging The “Woman, Cattle And Slaves” Narrative – audio version of a powerful essay written and read by Kameron Hurley on representation in narrative (originally published at A Dribble of Ink). Comcast’s worst nightmare: How Tennessee could save America’s Internet – Why I’m spending today swapping out the dialect in my […]

July 20, 2014

Links for 2014-07-14 to 2014-07-20

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Miami is slowly flooding, and will eventually be our newest Venice TVTropes: Precursors – I got to thinking the other day about the next intelligent race that will evolve on Earth after we’ve rendered unfit for human habitation (aren’t I a cheery fellow?). To them, *we* are the precursor civilization. Some sort of intelligent cat or rodent […]