When I finished reading Life of Pi for the first time, I was furious.
We don’t know a great deal about the historical Hypatia, but we can piece together a compelling portrait from a handful of historical sources.
Back in May, I published a post here about the Black Mass controversy at Harvard. Writing that story left me frustrated with the media coverage of the event, because I found almost no information on what the actual ceremony consisted of, or what the beliefs and goals of the organizers and participants were. So I decided to ask them myself.
This was the first time Ebola had been a problem in West Africa, so the health system—as well as populations—were not prepared to deal with it.
A review of HBO’s True Detective
Starting in the 19th century, technological utopians imagined ways in which tools and systems—some existing, some imagined—might perfect society and alter the speed at which it changed. This breed of optimism persisted, even expanded, as it basked in the white heat of new technologies during the Cold War.