Sunday, May 28, 2017

Essays , Commentary, and Insights

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 ...

“[Lord Fanny] made a huge impression on stupid, mopey me,” Tara Marie states in “The Search for Trans Role Models in Comics” written for The Harlot. Her essay is a wonderful, yet critical examination of trans women in comics. It’s also an illuminating trip into the nostalgic rememberings of a ...

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  • Mark Zuckerberg says he’s not running for president
    (Credit: AP Photo/Noah Berger) Perhaps he was scared off by Dwayne Johnson. Or maybe he didn’t want to be in the spotlight after all. But either way, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is pouring cold water on the idea that the leader of our social media lives will try to be leader of the free world. In a post to Facebook — where else would he make it? — Zuckerberg said that his cross-country tour was ... Read more...
    Source: Salon – Technology – SpacePublished on Monday, May 22nd, 2017By Jeremy Binckes
  • What everyone needs to know about Russian hacking
    A generation ago, “cyberspace” was just a term from science fiction, used to describe the nascent network of computers linking a few university labs. Today, our entire modern way of life, from communication to commerce to conflict, fundamentally depends on the Internet. The cybersecurity issues that result challenge literally everyone: politicians wrestling with everything from cybercrime to online freedom; generals protecting the nation from new forms of attack, while planning new cyberwars; business executives defending ... Read more...
    Source: Oxford University Press – Technology – SpacePublished on Sunday, May 21st, 2017By DanP
  • Space weather events linked to human activity
    Human activities, like nuclear tests and radio transmissions, have been changing near-Earth space and weather, and have created artificial radiation belts, damaged satellites and induced auroras. ... Read more...
    Source: Science Daily – Fringe – SpacePublished on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
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