Bonfire of the Humanities
Patrick Symmes, Outside
Susan Sontag on Beauty vs. Interestingness
Maria Popova, Brain Pickings
Why Fight When We Can Eat?
Daniella Peled, Roads and Kingdoms
On Piketty’s Capital: What Is Wealth?
Matt Bruenig, Demos
Everything You Need to Know About Prisons
Dara Lind, Vox
The French Zombie Show You Didn’t Even Know You Needed
B. D. McClay, The American Spectator
Nathan Lewis Lawrence, Red Egg Review
The Easter Rocket War of Vrontados
Alan Taylor, The Atlantic
Lewis H. Lapham, Lapham’s Quarterly
Can Russia Be Contained?
Mark Adomanis, RUSSIA!
Have science and religion historically been at war with each other? This idea is pervasive, deeply ingrained, and often goes unquestioned. But no serious historian of science accepts it today. It was largely the creation of two 19th century authors, who confected it for personal and political reasons. And yet, the myth remains powerful and is endlessly repeated.
Join Lawrence Principe, professor of the history of science and technology at Johns Hopkins University, for a talk exploring the foundations of this myth and how it rose to the realm of “common knowledge.” Sponsored by the the Society of Catholic Scholars of Delaware, the public lecture will begin at 7:30 tomorrow at the University of Delaware. Visit UD’s event page for more details.
Grand Unified Theory of Female Pain
Leslie Jamison, The Virginia Quarterly Review
The Ads That Shaped American Beer Marketing
Adam Houghtaling, Punch
The Paschal Homily of St. John Chrysostom
G. C. McLoughlin, Mere Comments
The Death of the Patriarch: Remembering Gabriel García Márquez
Nicolás Medina Mora, Buzzfeed