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[BLOG] Some Friday links

  • Shir Lerman Ginzburg at anthro{dendum} writes about kintsugi in her own life.
  • Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait looks at the massive black hole, massing two billion suns, measured in the heart of NGC 3258.
  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly shares some photos from her Hudson River life.
  • D-Brief notes how astronomers may be able to detect the radio signals emitted from the cores of planets orbiting dead stars.
  • The Everyday Sociology Blog looks at the sociology of religion.
  • JSTOR Daily looks at how Ferdinand Magellan acted in many ways like a pirate.
  • Language Hat reports on the remarkable differences between the two dubbed French versions of The Simpsons, one in France and one in Québec.
  • Language Log reports on the Chinese placename “Xinjiang Uygur.”
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money makes the point that Joe Biden is too old, too set in his ways, to be president.
  • Molly Crabapple writes at the NYR Daily about the nature and goals of the massive protest movement in Puerto Rico.
  • Starts With A Bang’s Ethan Siegel looks even-handedly at the controversy surrounding the idea of building the Thirty Metre Telescope on top of sacred Mauna Kea.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at controversy in Russia over the representation of different Tatar populations on the Russian 2020 census.
  • Stephen Gordon at Worthwhile Canadian Initiative wonders why it was 1953 that, in Canada, saw the growth in women on the job market.

[NEWS] Five culture links: maroons and pirates, witchcraft, Jane Austen, Korea/India, baybayin

  • This Joseph Kelly extract at Longreads looks at how maroons and pirates made common cause in the Caribbean in fighting for their freedom.
  • The Atlantic reports on how witchcraft is becoming popular among many African-Americans, especially African-American women, who reject Christianity.
  • The Conversation looks at the feminist critiques of the novels of Jane Austen, only barely hidden.
  • The BBC notes how an ancient myth of a Korean queen’s origins in India is being used to build a new relationship between South Korea and India.
  • Ozy takes a look at a Filipino man who is trying to save the ancient baybayin script of the Philippines.