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Jonathan Haidt At Heteodox Academy: 'The Blasphemy Case Against Bret Weinstein, And Its Four Lessons For Professors'

Full piece here.

‘In the wake of the violence at Middlebury and Berkeley, and in the aftermath of the faculty mob that coalesced to condemn gender studies professor Rebecca Tuvel, many commentators have begun analyzing the new campus culture of intersectionality as a form of fundamentalist religion including public rituals with more than a passing resemblance to witch-hunts.’

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Step back in time

I was born in the late sixties so I have next to no memories of that time and the memories I have growing up in the 70’s I have spent a life time trying to burn from my mind. 402 more words

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Gyasi Zardes - Giving Back to Hawthorne

I have to admit that I did not know who Gyasi Zardes was until I read an article about him in this morning’s LA Times. 240 more words

News

"Want A Ride?": The Time Chrysler and Montgomery Ward Made Creepy Ads of Old Dudes Cruising for Teenage Girls

Ah, the good old days, back  when Easy Bake Ovens prepped little girls on how to bake a meal for the husband they’d serve one day and Dodge in conjunction with… 520 more words

PSA: The Fugs will perform "Exorcism of the White House" - May 30, 2017

As announced on Facebook by the Fugs:

In 1967, one of America’s most original bands, The Fugs, went to Washington D.C. on a mission to levitate the Pentagon and exorcise the evil war-mongers who were expanding the Vietnam War. 157 more words

Creativity

The Cloud Versus Grand Unification Theory | Poetry Review

Okay, let me paint you a picture:

You know that friend you have—you know the one—the individual who peaced out a few times to go find themselves in the East by being spiritual in Buddhist monasteries for a few weeks, the one who smokes pot and talks about the peace at parties, the one who thinks about attending protests, is probably vegan, and every time you’re with them they listen to Kurt Cobain, and Jimi Hendrix, and somehow is also insanely pretentious because they drop references to Charles Bukowski, any of the confessional poets, Virginia Woolf’s… 447 more words

Poetry

From Mick Hartley-A Link To Brutalism And Other Modern Delights

Photo set and link here.  Eric Tabuchi homepage here.

Clearly there are many ideas in the modern world deeply idealistic and utopian, which even officialdom can take up by way of architecture and the arts:  Some people who commissioned Boston’s… 433 more words

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