Climatebrad writes, "The MIT grad students occupying the hallway outside President Reif's office until MIT divests from fossil fuels have hit the 10000000000-hour mark (base 2 – in base 10, that's a still-impressive 1024 hours). The sit-in began October 22."
Regardless of your relationship to a syllabus—excited, hostile, or indifferent—"Gaming the Past" is a guide to "explore several arenas of global interaction and conflict through different history-based games," This syllabus is for consummate nerds. Playing these history-based games, according to the syllabus, "will examine issues of representation, public memory, and the pedagogical value of interactive… READ THE REST
Thanks to the ever-delightful Max Reads newsletter for bringing this gem to my attention — and by gem, I mean sorcerer's lens. The Vessel of the Ritual of Damnation is currently up for auction on eBay, with a Buy-It-Now price of just $13,333.33 (an 80% discount from the original price of $66,666.66, 'natch). The auctioneer… READ THE REST
History repeats itself, so the saying goes. It seems more accurate to consider that people repeat history and make choices similar to those others have made in the past. The continuity of choice is also the endurance of what is not chosen. People are repeating history every day. In Italy, people have re-embraced fascism in… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. It ain't easy being sleepy, that's for sure. There's a lot to keep you up at night, so don't let your snoring be another factor. An electronic muscle stimulator like the Snore Circle… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Like us, you love a holiday jam or two. Voices singing "Let's be jolly?" We eat that up. Choir bells ringing? Can't get enough. Marshmallows for toasting and caroling out in the snow?… READ THE REST