Items for December 2020

Archaeologists uncover ancient street food shop in Pompeii

Tags: antiquity, food

In Photos: The Disfigured Urban Landscape of Hong Kong

The city will never be the same, and you can literally see why.

Tags: cities, politics, photos

This badass Edinburgh photo shows two ladies in long dresses and hats rock climbing in the 1900s

Tags: sports, fashion, gender, vintage

Law is not magic – and lockdown regulations are not spells

Tags: pandemic, law

The Dunning-Kruger Effect Is Probably Not Real

Or as I like to think of it, apparently the only people suffering from it were the titular researchers.

Tags: education, science

The Great Covid Class War

The pandemic has created the perfect pretext for enacting economically destructive policies.

Tags: pandemic, economics, society

You Have No Obligation To Conform To A Wildly Sick Society

Tags: society, ethics

Luxury Ghost Towns

The pandemic proved cities have far too many ultraexpensive apartments. They shouldn’t forget it.

Tags: housing, business, pandemic, society

How Scientists Use and Abuse Portraiture

Many scientific studies assume that the features of painted faces are the facts of the flesh-and-blood countenances to which they refer. This assumption is not only false; it is preposterous.

Tags: art, history, science

Publisher or Platform? It Doesn't Matter.

Tags: web, law

Media Market Research (and why its undermining all the things you love)

Tags: media, business

Silicon Graphics: Gone But Not Forgotten

Tags: vintage, computers, business

Bro Culture, Fitness, Chivalry, and American Identity

Tags: america, gender, culture

Les gouvernements du monde entier doivent réduire la production de combustibles fossiles de 6 % par an pour limiter un réchauffement mondial…

Tags: energy, climate

Zanele Muholi: Celebrating South Africa's black LGBTQIA+ community

Tags: africa, sexuality