Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thursday Reading



Studying in the Streets: The Pedagogy of Throwing Bottles at the Cops
by Derek R. Ford
One of my close comrades had been reporting from the frontlines, and recently he posted a 1-minute video that captured succinctly the tragedy and hope ran through the streets. The sun had long been set and the first mass protests that took place earlier that day – Saturday, April 25 – had ended. It's a nondescript street corner in Baltimore, with multicolored row houses and a corner store in sight, and a few dozen riot cops are standing behind the barricades. We don't get a full view of the street but it looks like the cops outnumber the people. Most of the people are Black and, although we can't see the cops' faces, we know what color they are.
Read More at Black Agenda Report


Digital Trends in Fairy-Tale Scholarship
by Jeana Jorgensen, Ph.D.
I was fortunate enough to be invited to the “At the Crossroads of Data and Wonder Symposium” held at Brigham Young University this month, where folklorists gathered with digital humanities folks to discuss the application of quantitative and digital methods to fairy-tale and folklore research. I compiled all of the #VisualizingWonder tweets into a Storify here, but I also thought the event merited a blog post.
Read More at JeanaJorgensen.com


Girl Bachelor
by Zainab Chaudary
We’re very different, Adam and I: he is a critical and analytical thinker, I am an intuitive and emotive one. Science, reason, and skepticism trump all for him, whereas for me, all three lie under a dome of spirituality. He is more realist painting, I am more impressionist imprint. Though we often have spirited debates, we respect each other’s brains enough to maintain this friendship of nine years.
Read More at Love, Inshallah


Blanket Training Is About Adults, Not Children
by R.L. Stollar
In its simplest form, blanket training consists of 3 actions: (1) place a young child (usually an infant or toddler) on a small blanket, (2) tell that child not to move off the blanket, and (3) strike that child if they move off the blanket. Rinse, repeat.
Read More at Homeschoolers Anonymous


No, You Don’t Have To Be ‘Lean and Hot’ To Do Cool, Exciting Things
by Caitlin Constantine
One thing did manage to wriggle its way into my consciousness, and while other people have ably torn it to shreds, I noticed something that I didn’t see anyone write about that I thought was important to talk about.  I’m referring to the article on Bodybuilding.com titled How Lean Should You Get?  The accompany graphic – the Fat vs. Muscle Matrix – got a lot of people seriously pissed off, and understandably so.
Read More at Fit And Feminist


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