All of us. The living room, Geilston Bay. July 2013.
As you know, the Internet is a wonderful place filled with the rich and varied treasures of the world holds (and RSS feeds.) The following are some things that I've had a look at in the last week. I call this: a Compendium of Click-throughs for Monday Morning...
- Re-examining ‘the Elephant Man’: Nadja Durbach questions the extent to which Joseph Merrick, known as the Elephant Man, was exploited during his time in a Victorian ‘freakshow’, and asks if it wasn’t perhaps the medical establishment, often seen as his saviour, who really took advantage of Merrick and his condition.
- The industrial age is over, so why are we still punching in? Rethinking Work.
- Drowning mercy: why we fear the boats.
- Soviet-era erotic alphabet book from 1931.
- 5 Things Men Will Never Understand About Consoling a Woman.
- While the natural sciences have evolved – new fields, discoveries, methods – the social sciences have stagnated, answering the same questions with the same answers... Let’s Shake Up the Social Sciences!
- Would you like real food with that? Or why your bread tastes funny.
- What Causes “Old Person Smell”?
- What Machiavelli knew. It’s a delusion to believe, as the western powers do, that law can ever supplant politics. And in politics, achievable and worthwhile ends justify the means.
- The Frankfurt School at War. The Marxists Who Explained the Nazis to Washington.