Friday, August 18, 2017

Essays , Commentary, and Insights

**WARNING: This article contains spoilers for the Secret Empire storyline. Proceed at your own risk** Captain America, Marvel Comics’ stalwart sentinel of liberty, has been at the center of controversy since he was revealed to have been a lifelong agent of the terrorist organization Hydra on the final page of ...

Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for the movie The Love Witch. Read at your own peril. Witches have been part of literature from the very beginning. Female connection to supernatural powers can be drawn directly from Medea all the way to modern stories such as The Witch and Charmed. ...

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from the author’s master’s thesis. It has been edited for style and length. To read the full work, go here. At the beginning of “The Thing on the Doorstep,” Daniel Upton, the story’s narrator, has murdered his friend Edward Derby. Years before, Derby ...

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  • Richard Susskind on the future of law
    In the latest episode of the Oxford Law Vox podcast Richard Susskind talks to George Miller about the gaining momentum of technology and AI in the law profession. They discuss just how vital it is that lawyers learn to reinvent themselves and work alongside technology. He also address the importance of the opportunity young lawyers have to bring about and be a major part of social change in the legal profession. Below are selected excerpts ... Read more...
    Source: Oxford University Press – Technology – SpacePublished on Sunday, August 13th, 2017By Rebecca Parker
  • Where is everybody? The implications of cosmic silence
    If the potential for intelligent life to exist somewhere in the universe is so large, then where is everybody? In a new paper, an astrophysicist argues that species such as ours go extinct soon after attaining high levels of technology. ... Read more...
    Source: Science Daily – Fringe – SpacePublished on Friday, August 11th, 2017
  • Eclipse 2017: Darkness Is Coming
    Millions of Americans will watch our sun disappear on August 21. ... Read more...
    Source: Discovery – SpacePublished on Monday, August 7th, 2017
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