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Translating Homer in public

2 days agoHumor / odd :

I can’t claim to have finished Emily Wilson’s translation of The Odyssey by Homer — epic poems are, well, epic — but I’m a huge fan of everything I’ve read, and especially Wilson’s Twitter feed, which is often devoted to explicatingShow More Summary

A world-historical theory of tool use

2 days agoHumor / odd :

I love reading and rereading about the origin of humanity. I love that it’s not settled science: we’re still making new discoveries about when humans first left Africa, how and when we interbred with other hominins, and what makes us human in the first place. Show More Summary

A literal world map

2 days agoHumor / odd :

This is a map of the literal translations for the names of the world’s countries (bigger size). Some of the translations include: Panama: Place of Abundant Fish Paraguay: People Born Along the River Namibia: The Vast Place Ethiopia:Show More Summary

A surgery resident analyzes medical scenes from TV & movies

2 days agoHumor / odd :

Annie Onishi is a general surgery resident at Columbia University and Wired asked her to break down scenes from movies and TV shows featuring emergency rooms, operating rooms, and other medical incidents. Spoiler alert: if you seek medical treatment from a TV doctor, you will probably die. Show More Summary

“To share something is to risk losing it”

2 days agoHumor / odd :

Remember the Broccoli Tree and its eventual fate? For the past few years, Patrik Svedberg has been taking photos of a beautiful Swedish tree he dubbed The Broccoli Tree. In a short time, the tree gained a healthy following on Instagram, becoming both a tourist attraction and an online celebrity of sorts. Show More Summary

“Oh my god!” People’s reactions to looking at the Moon through a telescope.

2 days agoHumor / odd :

Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh took a telescope around the streets of LA and invited people to look at the Moon through it. Watching people’s reactions to seeing such a closeup view of the Moon with their own eyes, perhaps for theShow More Summary

A recap and photos of National School Walkout Day

2 days agoHumor / odd :

I didn’t get to follow National School Walkout Day as closely as I wanted to yesterday, but I just wanted to say on the morning after that I am very much in support of these kids, very proud of them, and deeply ashamed that ours is a...Show More Summary

Ohio teenager’s raw photographs of his high school friends

2 days agoHumor / odd :

The New Yorker is featuring a selection of photos taken by high school senior Colin Combs, mostly of him and his friends in Dayton, Ohio, “sometimes called the heroin capital of the United States”. Minimalism is the necessary ethos of both his concept and his process. Show More Summary


2 days agoHumor / odd : is 20 years old today. Holy shit! On March 14, 1998, I launched a new episode of 0sil8 called “Notes”. 0sil8 was a previous website of mine, started in 1995 or 1996. The site’s format was episodic: every month or two the design and content was completely different. Show More Summary

Physics giant Stephen Hawking dead at age 76

2 days agoHumor / odd :

Stephen Hawking, who uncovered the mysteries of black holes and with A Brief History of Time did more than anyone to popularize science since the late Carl Sagan, has died at his home in Cambridge at age 76. From an obituary in The Guardian: Hawking once estimated he worked only 1,000 hours during his three undergraduate years at Oxford. Show More Summary

Holy mountains haloed by drone light

2 days agoHumor / odd :

Oh, I love these photos by Reuben Wu. As part of his project Lux Noctis, Wu flies drones in circles around mountain peaks and takes long-exposure photos, creating these beautiful haloed landscapes. Wu spoke to Colossal about his interest...Show More Summary

Broad Band, Claire Evans’ book about “The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet”

2 days agoHumor / odd :

I’m looking forward to reading Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet by Claire Evans. Addie Wagenknecht recently did an interview with Evans about the book. The easy thing is to say that Broad Band is a feminist history of the Internet. Show More Summary

National Geographic: “For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist.”

2 days agoHumor / odd :

As part of their issue on race, National Geographic asked historian John Edwin Mason to dive into their archives to examine the magazine’s past coverage of people of color, both in the US and abroad. What he found was not pretty. What...Show More Summary

Puzzle twins

2 days agoHumor / odd :

For her project entitled Within 15 Minutes, artist Alma Haser made identical jigsaw puzzles out of portraits she’d taken of identical twins and then swapped every other piece when putting them together, creating these serendipitously fragmented portraits. Show More Summary

I and You: a short appreciation of Martin Buber’s ‘Ich und Du’

2 days agoHumor / odd :

When I was in college, I was crazy about Martin Buber. Well, really, I was crazy about Friedrich Nietzsche, and I was dating an evangelical Christian, provisionally going to her church, so I needed a way to put the two together. Buber’s...Show More Summary

What America looked like before the EPA, in photos

2 days agoHumor / odd :

Popular Science has a series of photos taken by EPA staff in the early years of the agency after it was formed in the 1970s, that have since been digitized. It’s pretty grim stuff: abandoned cars in Jamaica Bay, broken candy-glass unreturnable...Show More Summary

“Stronger Shines the Light Inside”

2 days agoHumor / odd :

Photographer Angie Smith spent over a year telling the stories of refugees resettled in Idaho, a state that (according to census data) is over 89% white. Her resulting work, Stronger Shines the Light Inside, focuses on the commonality...Show More Summary

The charisma of lovable weirdo Jeff Goldblum

2 days agoHumor / odd :

Read this homage to Jeff Goldblum in its entirety (preferably out loud, with a close friend) and then re-watch The Big Chill. Edward Norton (‘Grand Budapest Hotel,’ 2014; ‘Isle of Dogs,’ out in March): A friend of mine was on a flight and was seated next to Jeff. Show More Summary

Still Processing on location

2 days agoHumor / odd :

Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris take a field trip to see the new Obama portraits in DC in the latest episode of their stellar podcast Still Processing and it’s beautiful. Wortham and Morris address the controversy over Michelle’s portrait and delight in Barack’s and are brilliant as always. Tags: Black History Month podcasts Still Processing

On the history of PDFs and political subterfuge

2 days agoHumor / odd :

“The history of our generation will probably be in PDF form.” (via Corrina) Tags: PDFs politics

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