Elsewhere for April 16, 2017

You should read this for 4/16/2017: Here’s the Fine Print On The Country’s Biggest-Ever Free College Plan “The bill is what’s known as a ‘last-dollar’ program.’ Translation: Students must first apply for, and use, other money like federal Pell Grants, before turning to the scholarship. That, in turn, means that…

Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns! Hot cross Buns! One a penny, two a penny Hot cross buns! If you have no daughters Give them to your sons One a penny, two a penny Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! If you haven’t got a penny A ha’penny will do….

Elsewhere for April 8, 2017

You should read this for 4/9/2017: Look Ma! A plagiarizer has the gavel, now even students can fact check your ass, and lunch shaming is shameful, but lunch is better with Kale. And potatoes. And Sausage.  Gorsuch’s writings borrow from other authors “several passages from the tenth chapter of his 2006…

Elsewhere for April 2, 2017

You should read this for 4/2/2017: Indivisible: Stories of American Community Indivisible: Stories of American Community is an exploration of community life in America by some of this country’s most accomplished photographers, radio producers, and folklorists. Here are the stories of twelve communities where people are coming together to make…

Elsewhere for March 26, 2017

You should read this for 3/26/2017: Education, Stonewall isn’t going to be forgotten, queers are here to stay, Easter Island has lessons to teach, roses are survivors and so are you, St. Joseph knew a thing or two about families, and apparently, pastry, and 💩🔥💰 is  . . . well. You go read the…

Elsewhere for March 19, 2017

You should read this for 3/19/2017: For a lot of people, this will clear up the confusion. pic.twitter.com/HNDUX4SbOf — Steven Alvarez (@Chastitellez) March 11, 2017 Or see this Cornell mathematician Steven Strogatz writing for The New Yorker on Why Pi Matters This is well-written, to-the-point, fascinating and understandable discussion regarding…

Elsewhere for March 5, 2017

You should read this for 3/5/2017: Big data and politics means money, death served cold, read more, think more, do more, digital monks, she reads way more than he does,  and scones. Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media “With links to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon…

Elsewhere for March 12, 2017

You should read this for 3/12/2017: Zell Liew on How to choose and pair typefaces Outsmarted: On the liberal cult of the cognitive elite or “What does it mean to be ‘smart,’ and why does it matter to us so much?” Via Medium: Chris Coyier I was strongly reminded about the…

How to Talk About Poetry

Let’s be honest. Reading poetry, in the greater scheme of things, is just this side of engaging in an obscenity. Poetry is meant to be spoken or sung or chanted; it’s meant to be heard and shared, it’s not meant to be a sullen and solitary vice. Poems live when…

Elsewhere for February 26, 2017

You should read this for 2/26/2017: From Time: This Is the Real Reason Apple Is Fighting the FBI Via The New Yorker: The Radical Argument of the New Oxford Shakespeare Via Sciencenordic.com (hat tip to mirabilis.ca) New study reignites debate over Viking settlements in England “Though some people may think…

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