Elsewhere for May 19, 2018

You should read this for 5/19/2018:

Art and Film

Jinx Allen Craig obituary “Young American who was the subject of a famous photograph when she was gallivanting in Italy in 1951”
Report: The Wrath of Khan Director Reveals He Was Making a Star Trek Trilogy for CBS, But It’s Been Delayed

Books, Writing, and Language

Academics are being hoodwinked into writing books nobody can buy


A black Yale student fell asleep in her dorm’s common room. A white student called police. Napping while black. The student, a black graduate student, was in her own dorm’s common room, napping. A white student called the police.

Food and Drink

How a Wine Newbie Got an Unexpected Education
Via NPR: Washington Politics Adding To Mental Health Crisis Among Farmers “Suicide rates among farmers are higher than any other profession in the United States and now some experts and Senators worry Washington politics could be making farmland stresses even worse.”

History and Archaeology

Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer long wondered if he’s related to JFK. At 72, he learned the truth.

Pay It Forward and Make It Better

96-Year-Old Secretary Quietly Amasses Fortune, Then Donates $8.2 Million “ylvia Bloom, a legal secretary from Brooklyn, worked for the same law firm for 67 years while quietly amassing a fortune. In her will, she left more than $8 million for college scholarships.”
For six decades, ‘the man with the golden arm’ donated blood — and saved 2.4 million babies
A barista refused to serve a man ‘being very racist’ to a Muslim. Her bosses backed her.

Science and Nature

The Really Big One “An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.”
Republican congressman Mo Brooks (R Alabama) explains sea-level rise: it’s rocks falling into the sea


‘They don’t belong’: police called on Native American teens on college tour “A mother on the tour told authorities the young men were ‘creepy’ and ‘really stand out’, causing them to miss the rest of the event”
CIA Nominee Gina Haspel Faces A Senate Showdown

She was at a black site prison in Thailand where al-Qaida suspects were waterboarded in 2002. And in 2005, she wrote a cable calling for the destruction of videotapes that showed that waterboarding.

In other words, she assisted in torture, and then tried to have the evidence of that torture destroyed.
She saved thousands to open a medical clinic in Nigeria. U.S. Customs took all of it at the airport.
How the religious right is shrinking itself: Overzealous Christianity is driving people away “New study suggests that as the religious right grows ever more radical, it drives ever more people out of church”


Wild Ride: Turning School Buses Into Homes on Wheels

Women’s Work

Secrets Of A Maya Supermom: What Parenting Books Don’t Tell You

💩🔥💰 Trumpery 💩🔥💰

As the ‘King of Debt,’ Trump borrowed to build his empire. Then he began spending hundreds of millions in cash.
What is Mueller
 looking at? This is a concise, well-organized break down of what and who and why.

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