I finished reading The Tempest, and I found it enjoyable. I decided to read it because Margaret Atwood’s Hagseed is coming out soon, and I would like to read that and know what was going on. Characters from The Tempest featured strongly in Dan Simmons’ Illium and Olympos, which were so bad that I could not finish reading them – something that doesn’t happen to me very often. I am looking forward to seeing what Atwood has done with these characters.
Here is a long interview with Carl Bernstein, a biographer who wrote about Hillary Clinton. This details pretty well why I think she will do a good job as President, and why I am not wholeheartedly excited about her as a President.
If you aren’t part of an oppressed ethnic minority, please be a good ally and talk about race, even at work.
Here is probably the only worthwhile piece of writing about Donald Trump and the current state of American politics. Required reading.
I saw this response from a professor to her students about a week ago. I wasn’t sure if it was real, but so far it appears to be real. I intend to incorporate some of these points into my own teaching.
I read this thing about pop culture and film, and it wasn’t by AHP, and it was really good! John Hughes’ movies are… problematic.
A weird and true story about murder and conspiracy.
I am ready for Americans to start thinking rationally about firearm violence as a public health concern. The New Yorker has once again prematurely predicted the diminution of the NRA’s influence on American politics. Methinks this unlikely.