I’m sorry for the radio silence! Between classes, the job hunt, and wrangling health insurance from my school, it’s been a busy week and a half. I actually have some posts coming down the pipe in the next couple of days or so, but until then, I’d like to share with you some of the interesting articles I’ve been reading when I’ve had the time to.
- This 2013 article about the infamous footage of the JFK assassination and what it actually means in terms of his death and the legacy surrounding it. Content warning for explicit descriptions of gun violence.
- Tor.com shares the story of FIYAH, a lit mag dedicated to Black Spec Fic, and it is glorious and unapologetic in its celebration of uplifting the marginalized voices in the SFF community.
- Film School Rejects makes a great case for why the films of Ava DuVernay should be part of the curriculum in the classroom. Particular films cited: Selma, 13th.
- For those of us keeping score of our fitness via apps and wearables, a little caution: they might be doing more harm than good to our health. It may not convince you to put away your Fitbit, but it’s interesting to learn where the 10k steps a day metric came from.
- Okay, it’s a video, but it’s short and worth watching: Justin Trudeau explains how quantum computing works. Somewhere in the outer cosmos, Feynman is smiling.