You should read this for 8/1/2021:
Art, Music, and Film
Video: Patrick Stewart Had No Clue Who Sting Was When They Worked Together on ‘Dune’ The thing that made this version of Dune work for me was mostly Patrick Stewart as Gurney Hallack.
I do not know at what point The Green Knight won me over.
David Lowery’s feature film, which adapted from the Arthurian story Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, is exceedingly slow and often so bizarre it defies description. It’s also some of the most magnificent and breathtaking cinema in recent history — par for the course for Lowery, who wrote and directed 2017’s A Ghost Story. The Green Knight now cements him as a master of genre, escapism, and mesmerizing visual language.
Books, Libraries, Writing, and Language
For years, scholars of medieval history have explained that the term Anglo-Saxon has a long history of misuse, is inaccurate and is generally used in a racist context. Based on surviving texts, early inhabitants of the region more commonly called themselves englisc and angelcynn. Over the span of the early English period, from 410 A.D. (when various tribes settled on the British islands after the Romans left) to shortly after 1066, the term only appears three times in the entire corpus of Old English literature. All of these instances are in the tenth century.
Climate Change | Climate Repair
It’s not just our memories — this past June was the hottest June recorded in the U.S. in more than a century, about four degrees hotter on average. Heat waves (like in the Pacific Northwest) can be deadly, and many cities are just realizing now how underprepared they are to deal with them.
Coronavirus | COVID-19
The Department of Veterans Affairs, which runs one of the nation’s largest health systems, announced Monday it would mandate coronavirus vaccines for its front-line workers, becoming the first federal agency to do so and signaling what some experts said could be a national pivot to such requirements.
Faced with the explosive growth of a new virus variant, the state of California and the city of New York gave workers a choice: Get vaccinated or face weekly testing. And an array of hospitals from coast to coast, including the prestigious Mayo Clinic, declared they would require staff to get vaccinated, following a joint plea from the nation’s major medical groups.
The tendency to overlook girls with ADHD is thought to be due to misperceptions about what symptoms can look like, as well as social pressures, which often lead to girls working extra hard in order to fit in.
“They’re not causing a problem, they’re not disrupting the class, so teachers aren’t paying attention to her,” said Terry Matlen, a psychotherapist and author of the book Survival Tips For Women With ADHD. “The boys, on the other hand, are, and so the teacher notices.”
History and Archaeology
he 3,500-year-old tablet, from what is now Iraq, bears text from the Epic of Gilgamesh – one of the world’s oldest works of literature.
Officials say it was illegally imported before being purchased by the Christian-owned brand Hobby Lobby.
The tablet is to be returned to Iraq.
Science and Nature
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XLoader malware has now migrated from Windows machines to attack Macs too. An evolution of the malware known as Formbook, it lets an attacker log keystrokes, take screenshots, and access other private information.
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💩🔥💰 Trumpery 💩🔥💰
Four police officers gave emotional testimonies about their struggles on 6 January to a House of Representatives investigatory committee. These are the key moments from the first day of the inquiry into the Capitol riot.
At one point in the conversation, the notes show, Rosen told Trump that the Justice Department “can’t + won’t snap its fingers + change the outcome of the election, doesn’t work that way.”
Trump responded by saying: “Don’t expect you to do that, just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me and the R. Congressmen,” according to the notes.
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