Elsewhere for September 8, 2018

You should read this for 9/8/2018:

Art and Film

15 Things You Might Not Know About Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.

Adventure Time’s Producer Was Concerned Queer Representation Might Draw ‘Too Much Attention’

Who hates Star Wars for its newfound diversity? Here are the numbers. And see also this: The Washington Post’s Analysis of Star Wars’ Toxic Fandom Doesn’t Go Deep Enough

Books, Writing, and Language

Secrets, lies and a child: William Boyd on the truth behind Chekhov’s marriage “In 1902, as he pondered The Cherry Orchard, Anton Chekhov had another question on his mind: who was the father of his wife’s unborn child?”

Drops teaches vanishing native Hawaiian language on iOS and Android

Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell on why we need libraries – an essay in pictures

Food and Drink

From Garrett McCord of Simply Recipes: How to Make Granola in the Slow Cooker

From Elise Bauer of Simply Recipes: Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream

Discover Perry, Your New Cider Alternative

History and Archaeology

Celtic Spotlight – An Irishman’s Diary about the Harvard Archaeological Mission to 1930s Ireland

The idea of Ireland as home to an ancient civilisation that had escaped the globalisation of the Roman Empire had attractions for those who championed the purity of races. It also appealed to wealthy Irish-American backers of the project, who in the eyes of traditional US elites, still had to prove themselves white.

Pay It Forward and Make It Better

Send One Scary Email This Weekend

Read Research Papers Trapped Behind a Paywall With This Chrome Extension

Science and Nature

Waning Martian Dust Storm Could Herald the Return of NASA’s Opportunity Rover “With all the dust in the air, and with Opportunity unable to collect enough incoming solar light, NASA had to suspend operations and put the rover into hibernation mode to conserve energy.”

Society & Politics

For Older Voters, Getting The Right ID Can Be Especially Tough

Technology

Benedict Evans: Tesla, software and disruption

Via WIRED: Biohackers Encoded Malware In A Strand Of DNA

Women’s Work

Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell is to fund scholarship for women, under-represented ethnic minority and refugee students to become physics researchers.

Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell has been awarded a Breakthrough Prize for the discovery of radio pulsars.
This was also the subject of the physics Nobel in 1974, but her male collaborators received the award.

See also: Pulsar Discoverer Jocelyn Bell Burnell Wins $3 Million Breakthrough Prize

About Lisa

She plays o' the viol-de-gamboys, speaks three or four languages word for word without book, hath all the good gifts of nature, knows a hawk from a handsaw, and can see a church by daylight. The rest is subject to fancy.
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