Colossus On the Poemas del Rio Wang blog, Lloyd Dunn writes about the ill fated construction of a statue to Stalin in Prague and its short life and its ignominious demise. Thanks to Rob in Brussels for sending.
What is the Origin of the Word ‘OK’? On the Oxford English Dictionary blog, the authors write about the competing theories of where one of the most globally common terms came from.
The Elusive Origin of OK On the Oxford Dictionary blog, Alan Metcalf seems to have settled the dispute.
How Algorithms Rule the World In a 2013 article in The Guardian, Leo Hickman writes about some of the many jobs we’ve handed over to machines, including their role in surveillance and privacy rights (a kind of depressing reminder of how grown-over with moss those topics have become just a few years on).
Memmie Le Blanc, the Savage Girl of Champagne On Psychology, Neurology and Other Subjects, Ryan Hubbard writes about a feral child who was discovered in France and turned out to be a Huron who survived kidnapping and a shipwreck.
The Secret Erotic Art of Pompeii and Herculaneum On Hole In the Donut Cultural Travel’s site, Barbara Weibel writes about the trove of super sexual art that was discovered in Pompeii.
Why We Really Ignore Each Other In Public On ThoughtCo, Nicki Lisa Cole writes about civil inattention, a gift that we give one another in crowded settings.
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