Elsewhere for August 1, 2021

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Art, Music, and Film

Video: decorative leaf bulletPatrick Stewart Had No Clue Who Sting Was When They Worked Together on ‘Dune’ The thing that made this version of Dune work for me was mostly Patrick Stewart as Gurney Hallack.
Video interview: decorative leaf bulletDev Patel wants ‘The Green Knight’ to push the limits of a hero’s journey
decorative leaf bulletDev Patel dazzles in David Lowery’s captivating ‘The Green Knight’

I do not know at what point The Green Knight won me over.
David Lowery’s feature film, which adapted from the Arthurian story Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, is exceedingly slow and often so bizarre it defies description. It’s also some of the most magnificent and breathtaking cinema in recent history — par for the course for Lowery, who wrote and directed 2017’s A Ghost Story. The Green Knight now cements him as a master of genre, escapism, and mesmerizing visual language.

Books, Libraries, Writing, and Language

decorative leaf bulletThe Many Myths of the Term ‘Anglo-Saxon’

For years, scholars of medieval history have explained that the term Anglo-Saxon has a long history of misuse, is inaccurate and is generally used in a racist context. Based on surviving texts, early inhabitants of the region more commonly called themselves englisc and angelcynn. Over the span of the early English period, from 410 A.D. (when various tribes settled on the British islands after the Romans left) to shortly after 1066, the term only appears three times in the entire corpus of Old English literature. All of these instances are in the tenth century.

Climate Change | Climate Repair

decorative leaf bulletClimate Change Is Driving Deadly Weather Disasters From Arizona To Mumbai

It’s not just our memories — this past June was the hottest June recorded in the U.S. in more than a century, about four degrees hotter on average. Heat waves (like in the Pacific Northwest) can be deadly, and many cities are just realizing now how underprepared they are to deal with them.

Coronavirus | COVID-19

decorative leaf bullet‘A tipping point’: Government officials, health groups move to require coronavirus vaccines for workers

The Department of Veterans Affairs, which runs one of the nation’s largest health systems, announced Monday it would mandate coronavirus vaccines for its front-line workers, becoming the first federal agency to do so and signaling what some experts said could be a national pivot to such requirements.
Faced with the explosive growth of a new virus variant, the state of California and the city of New York gave workers a choice: Get vaccinated or face weekly testing. And an array of hospitals from coast to coast, including the prestigious Mayo Clinic, declared they would require staff to get vaccinated, following a joint plea from the nation’s major medical groups.

decorative leaf bulletThe Pentagon Will Require Masks To Be Worn Indoors Even By Those Who Are Vaccinated


decorative leaf bulletHow to Recognize Signs of ADHD in Girls

The tendency to overlook girls with ADHD is thought to be due to misperceptions about what symptoms can look like, as well as social pressures, which often lead to girls working extra hard in order to fit in.
“They’re not causing a problem, they’re not disrupting the class, so teachers aren’t paying attention to her,” said Terry Matlen, a psychotherapist and author of the book Survival Tips For Women With ADHD. “The boys, on the other hand, are, and so the teacher notices.”

History and Archaeology

decorative leaf bulletGilgamesh tablet: US authorities take ownership of artefact

he 3,500-year-old tablet, from what is now Iraq, bears text from the Epic of Gilgamesh – one of the world’s oldest works of literature.
Officials say it was illegally imported before being purchased by the Christian-owned brand Hobby Lobby.

The tablet is to be returned to Iraq.

Science and Nature

decorative leaf bulletYou wait ages for a white whale…then TWO come along! Stunned animal-watchers spot a PAIR of rare orcas off the coast of Japan

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decorative leaf bulletXLoader Malware on macOS

XLoader malware has now migrated from Windows machines to attack Macs too. An evolution of the malware known as Formbook, it lets an attacker log keystrokes, take screenshots, and access other private information.

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Women’s Work

decorative leaf bulletSimone Biles Got The ‘Twisties’ At The Tokyo Olympics. Here’s What That Means

💩🔥💰 Trumpery 💩🔥💰

Video: decorative leaf bulletKey moments from first hearing of Capitol riot inquiry

Four police officers gave emotional testimonies about their struggles on 6 January to a House of Representatives investigatory committee. These are the key moments from the first day of the inquiry into the Capitol riot.

decorative leaf bulletTrump urged Justice officials to declare election ‘corrupt’

At one point in the conversation, the notes show, Rosen told Trump that the Justice Department “can’t + won’t snap its fingers + change the outcome of the election, doesn’t work that way.”
Trump responded by saying: “Don’t expect you to do that, just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me and the R. Congressmen,” according to the notes.

Pay It Forward and Make It Better

decorative leaf bulletCompassionate 70-Year-Old Woman Calms Aggressive Stranger by Holding His Hand

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