A boycott of Black Friday, the day on which Americans are labeled as “consumers” and expected to shop, comes from many corners this year.
Some are boycotting Black Friday as a way of protesting disproportionate violence against Black Americans at the hands of the police:
Others ask you to stay at home on Friday […]
I was doing some research on a problem in algebra early this morning, and one thing led to another, and before I knew it, I was looking at a paper presented at the American Mathematical Society in 1972 with the purpose “to show that a complete, convex, externally convex metric space is generalized euclidean if […]
This week, a political action committee called Conservative Strikeforce wrote a check to a business called Active Engagement Limited Liability Corporation.
I see that the spending was on behalf of Bill Cassidy, who is running against Mary Landrieu in Louisiana’s U.S. Senate runoff election, but I don’t understand:
– Who is the Conservative Strikeforce striking? […]
Then how come the monumental buildings of our government are constructed in the form of ancient pagan temples, rather than Christian cathedrals?
“Oral history is constantly in motion – in the evolving relationship between the two parties in an interview; in the interplay between the past and the present; in conjunction with emergent technologies and diverse applications. Oral history also has played a crucial role in documenting and understanding the central movements of our time, from a […]
Today on the Cornell University campus, I saw this group of people playing a game with three hoops on either end of a field, many balls, with brooms between their legs.
The question in my mind: Were they playing quidditch, or playing at quidditch?
Why do three year-olds need to be fashionable?
That’s what roadside church signs tell me on my drive through central Maine today:
There are a lot of good people suffering in the world. Jesus (and God the Father of whom Jesus is supposed to be one mysterious aspect) are supposed to omniscient and omnipotent. If they exist and they care about […]
I am visiting Maine. Alongside the trail I was hiking today, I saw large stands of this pink wildflower. It doesn’t grow where I live.
Does anyone know what it is called?
Americans have spent much of 2014 in outrage at the way that Russian military forces have interfered in Ukraine’s civil war.
Now, Americans have sent their own military to Iraq to interfere in Iraq’s civil war.
What’s the difference?
Peter Baker in the New York Times writes, “If Mr. Putin ultimately decides to send […]