Interesting stuff this week. Veeerrry interesting 😉
Controversial feminist Camille Paglia lectures on Shakespeare’s evil women. CBC’s Ideas.
Don’t know what the ‘vocal fry’ is? Faith Salie demonstrates:
In response, Erin Riley calls shenanigans. The dislike of the ‘vocal fry’ is just an excuse to ignore young women’s voices. The Guardian.
Loneliness is on the rise in the age of connectivity. CBC’s The Current.
I know I’m usually more about the astronomy than the astrology, but July 31st was the second full moon in the month, also called a blue moon. Apparently, it had astrological significance as well (!)
Brainpickings introduces us to Beatrix Potter, mycologist.
Carbon engineering. IFLS.
The Smithsonian introduces us to the bejewelled skeletons of Catholicism’s forgotten martyrs.
Water intoxication in dogs is another summer hazard to watch out for. The Huffington Post.
Discarded images presents this list of the top ten Medieval butt-licking cats. Thanks to Diana Gabaldon and her daughter for this 🙂
Kawaii! Watch a baby pygmy hippo have a swim. IFLS.
Now . . . since I’m heading out of town on the weekend (for two and a half weeks), I’m going to take me a brief break from the weekend posts. It’s just a bit much while I’m on the road. I will continue to curate Tipsday and Thoughty Thursday, though, so come on back and check it out next week.
Thanks for your understanding.