You should read this for 9/8/2018:
Art and Film
15 Things You Might Not Know About Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
Adventure Time’s Producer Was Concerned Queer Representation Might Draw ‘Too Much Attention’
Who hates Star Wars for its newfound diversity? Here are the numbers. And see also this: The Washington Post’s Analysis of Star Wars’ Toxic Fandom Doesn’t Go Deep Enough
Books, Writing, and Language
Secrets, lies and a child: William Boyd on the truth behind Chekhov’s marriage “In 1902, as he pondered The Cherry Orchard, Anton Chekhov had another question on his mind: who was the father of his wife’s unborn child?”
Drops teaches vanishing native Hawaiian language on iOS and Android
Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell on why we need libraries – an essay in pictures
Food and Drink
History and Archaeology
The idea of Ireland as home to an ancient civilisation that had escaped the globalisation of the Roman Empire had attractions for those who championed the purity of races. It also appealed to wealthy Irish-American backers of the project, who in the eyes of traditional US elites, still had to prove themselves white.
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Science and Nature
Waning Martian Dust Storm Could Herald the Return of NASA’s Opportunity Rover “With all the dust in the air, and with Opportunity unable to collect enough incoming solar light, NASA had to suspend operations and put the rover into hibernation mode to conserve energy.”
Society & Politics
Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell has been awarded a Breakthrough Prize for the discovery of radio pulsars.
This was also the subject of the physics Nobel in 1974, but her male collaborators received the award.