Uncomfortable Moments With Putin →
Amazing. Hat tip to @mePadraigReidy on twitter for this.
20 Awesomely Untranslatable Words from Around the... →
Heaven is for Rock Stars | Homotography →
Today I give you ARTY eye candy.
Pictures of Muslims Wearing Things →
“Former NPR analyst Juan Williams, among other ignorant people, has an irrational fear of Muslims, and thinks you can identify them based on what they look like. Here I will post pictures of Muslims wearing all sorts of things in an attempt to refute that there is such a thing as “Muslim garb” or a Muslim look.”
Mad, Mad, Mad Men! →
“Good work, sycophants.” Just when you thought Sesame Street couldn’t get any more amazing.
Earth’s crammed with heaven (In such a little tremor of the blood The...– Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “Aurora Leigh”
"This is a savage attack on what a university is...
Reponses to the Browne review: “The lifting of the cap on tuition fees may plug a funding gap left over from 20 years of the expansion of higher education, but at what cost?” The Aldwych Group “According to Browne, the government should only fund ‘courses that…provide skills and knowledge currently in shortage’ such as science, technology, medicine, nursing, healthcare and ‘strategically...
Science is Vital » Sign the Petition →
Solidarity for my bros over in the sciences. Academics, stick together!
a softer world: 588 →
More honest than most.
In pictures: Ai Weiwei's Sunflower seeds at Tate... →
I really want to run my hands through these seeds. People can walk over them, pick them up, lie down in them… That sounds pretty appealing right now.
Morning Porn version 2
Once more I post pics of the ridiculously impractical, mid-range-but-still-expensive-for-my-postdoc-salary, beautiful shoes of Irregular Choice. These are called Apple Turnover and they are actually kind of ugly, but in a really endearing way, like an old shaggy fluffy dog that drools on you a bit but has such a sweet nature you forgive it, and everyone pats it on the street. People would want...
A Thoroughly British Weekend | Thomas Pink |... →
I do sometimes get the impression that some of my non-UK friends believe this is how us Brits spend our time. Either that or we’re dying horribly in urban squalor as the NHS fails us.
Ursula le Guin and Margaret Atwood debate SF →
I love Ursula le Guin SO MUCH, you guys. I wish I could have been at this.
Modern Art Oxford | What's on | Claire Poulter |... →
I’ve known this lady for a long time and I think she is an artist to watch out for! Go Claire go!