Reading List for April 20, 2018

If You Thought a Hangover Was Bad In The Guardian, Lucy Atkins writes about binge-drinking induced bladder rupture.

Our Nukes, Ourselves On The New Inquiry, Kelsey D Atherton writes about America’s responsibility to accurately discuss the implications of its nuclear arsenal and how it has been shirking that responsibility for some time now.

Was Dead Kennedy’s Jello Biafra Sued By His Bandmates Over a Levi’s Commercial? On Snopes, Alex Kasprak tries to get to the bottom of a beef between former friends over selling out.


‘Segregation’s Constant Gardners’: How White Women Kept Jim Crow Alive On Pacific Standard, Rebecca Stoner writes about the historically overlooked ways some white  women quietly but powerfully worked to maintain segregation.

In Exorcism Course In Rome, Priests Are Learning If Satan Is to Blame for Porn On the Kansas City Star, Lisa Guiterrez writes about a real-live, real bizarre exorcism seminar.

PT Barnum Isn’t the Hero The Greatest Showman Wants You to Think  On Smithsonian, Jackie Minsky writes about the darker parts of PT Barnum’s life that the musical paraded right past.

Cinematic Airs On Cabinet, Christopher Turner critiques two movies, released within months of one another, that used two totally different machines that added the dimension of smell.


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One thought on “Reading List for April 20, 2018

  1. Josh, I really enjoyed this week’s list – especially the inclusion of
    “Segregation’s Constant Gardener’s” Had to point out the fact that I live in Francis Howell School District, and clearly remember all the hoopla at this public meeting. All kids deserve to have an education. Keep up the good work Josh!
    “Compare that to the complaint of a St. Louis parent in 2013, six decades after Brown v. Board of Education. That year, Missouri offered students from the nearly all-black Normandy school district—so poorly performing it lost state accreditation—the chance to transfer into the nearby Francis Howell district, which is 85 percent white. At a public meeting, a mother of three argued against the proposed integration: “I shopped for a school district. I deserve to not have to worry about my children getting stabbed, or taking a drug, or getting robbed.”


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