6:15 pm, May 9th | by Colette McIntyre
So today’s “Read of the Day is actually more of a “Watch of the Day” and warning: it is terrible.
6:30 pm, May 8th | by Colette McIntyre
Academia isn’t for everyone; in The New Inquiry, Keguro Macharia explains how for some, academia is exhausting, unhealthy, and unlivable.
6:30 pm, May 7th | by Colette McIntyre
Sodeto is an isolated farming village in the Alberuela de Tubo province in Spain. The town’s seventy households were once struggling to make ends meet, victims of Spain’s severe economic downturn and a vicious drought; then, a few days before Christmas 2011, Sodeto won the largest lottery in the history of Spain: $950 million. Suddenly, quiet and tiny Sodeto became known as the luckiest village in the world.
6:30 pm, May 6th | by Colette McIntyre
Get your tissues out because this one is a doozy. Poet Jon Sands’ essay for The Millions is an unflinching look at what it means to love, to be loved, to inherit, and to grow; it is bound to make you feel a lot of feels, some of which you probably haven’t felt in a bit.
6:00 pm, May 3rd | by Colette McIntyre
Business developer, author, and Amsterdamian Flavia Tamara Dzodan took to her blog to discuss being “the Other” and being unloveable; the result is heartbreaking, eloquent, and poignant.
6:30 pm, May 2nd | by Colette McIntyre
It has been two decades since the debut of Larry Clark’s controversial ’90s flick Kids. One author takes a look back at all the madness.
6:15 pm, May 1st | by Colette McIntyre
Put on your Lisa Loeb cat-eye glasses, everybody; we are about to get academic!
6:30 pm, April 30th | by Colette McIntyre
Charlie Engle is one of the nation’s most famous ultramarathon runners: he has run across Death Valley; he has run across the Gobi; he has run 4,600 miles across the Sahara, a journey that was documented in the film Running the Sahara. In 2011, this incredible athlete was sentenced to twenty-one months at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Beckley for mortgage fraud.
6:30 pm, April 29th | by Colette McIntyre
The paucity of women in STEM fields is well-documented. Everything from innate characteristics of the female brain to middle school gender biases have been given as reasons for the underrepresentation of ladies in science, technology, engineering, and math jobs; a Tumblr called “Tech Companies That Only Hire Men” has another: the STEM job ads themselves.