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Saoirse Ronan bucks traditional marriage in 'On Chesil Beach' trailer

The Oscar-nominated star of Lady Bird has found a new seaside perch in the just-released trailer for On Chesil Beach.

Saoirse Ronan stars in the period romantic drama as Florence Ponting, a sheltered woman who, against the backdrop of England’s southern shores in the summer of 1962, prepares to marry a rash man, Edward (Billy Howle), from a drastically different background (much to the dismay of her family, played by Emily Watson and Samuel West). 128 more words


Utah’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Bill Further Protects Deadly Force Users, Concerns Black Folks

Despite the increasing violence that Black people have faced in recent years, some House representatives thought it was a good idea to vote for a bill to amend Utah’s “Stand Your Ground” law.  457 more words


Folksonomies and OpenStreetMap

During my research for the final group project, I came across some very interesting research on Folksonomies, OpenStreetMap (OSM), and Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI). I have a deep love of maps and a new interest in folksonomies, so this was the perfect pairing and became the subject of my final paper.  157 more words


Crowdsourced Catalog: WomensActivism.nyc

WomensActivism.nyc is a crowdsourced digital archive highlighting the contributions of women throughout history. Sponsored by the New York City Department of Records and Information Services, the archive was launched as a five-year celebration of women’s suffrage in the United States. 726 more words


A Call to Crowdsourcing

Recently, the National Archives uploaded a new collection of records to their Citizen Archives Project. The relatively small collection features photographs of life on Native American reservations in the early to mid 20th century all in need of descriptive tagging. 1,029 more words

Video game folksonomy and personal libraries

Despite not being an avid video game player, I was struck by the idea of fan-created video game metadata brought up during presentations for possible group projects. 449 more words


Benedict Cumberbatch is a distraught father in 'The Child in Time' trailer

From Hamlet to The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch has taken on many roles that require him to inhabit a traumatic headspace — but he’s facing a new challenge playing the father of a missing girl in the BBC One and Masterpiece PBS drama  80 more words