Wednesday Open Thread

St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice, Italy

Admit 'em All; Let Gaia Sort 'em Out

US Marine Corp riflemen

The US Marine Corps will be removing “man” from 19 job titles according to the Marine Corps Times:

Thousands of Marines serving throughout the infantry and in other key positions are about to get new gender-neutral job titles, but the service’s top leaders are pushing to leave the word “man” […]

Tuesday Open Thread

Monday Open Thread

Glass with Yellow Roses by Vincent van Gogh

India in World War 2

Srinath Raghavan in his New Delhi office. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

Here’s another interesting book chuck I ran across this week on India’s involvement in World War 2 and its consequences for Indian liberation following the war in 1947. From The Hindu Times (bolded are interviewer questions):

The book is called India’s war. Yet, not […]

Great Leap Forward... Into the Abyss

Frank Dikotter. Photo by Nora Tran

I meant to post this the other day but Summer session finals have taken more time to grade than planned. Be that as it may… this is an interesting look at author Frank Dikotter — Chair Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong and author of […]

Sunday Open Thread

Best political photo in awhile:

In Kentucky it used to take 1,800 hours of irrelevant training to become a natural, African-style hair braider. That was because hair braiders needed to obtain a cosmetology license to practice hair braiding. But yesterday, Governor Matt Bevin held a ceremony to commemorate the signing of S.B. 269, […]

Saturday Open Thread

Arnold Schwarzenegger and then President George Bush go for a sled ride, 1991. pic.twitter.com/zl1lGghIqM

— ClassicPics (@History_Pics) June 24, 2016

Friday Open Thread

From the Trailer Park — The Girl With All the Gifts

From Warner Bros. description:

The near future; humanity has been all but destroyed by a mutated fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating “hungries”. Only a small group of children seem immune to its effects.

At an army base in rural England, this group of unique children are being […]