The story of an early midlife crisis in the middle of a pandemic crisis
This quote written by the french author de La Rochefoucauld is part of his literary work called Maxime published in 1665. His book caused some opposition by the readers at the time, who found his thoughts immoral. The idea that women go through hell when they get old was a bold, but truthful statement, that still applies to this day.
Back in the 60s, a young animator from Brooklyn set out to make cartoons. What he created was not big-budget, apolitical or child-friendly, and yet told great stories through great art, proving that cartoons don’t have to be just for kids.
Many do not dare admit it, but we, human beings, are not fully nor mainly rational. As much as we want to be, there will always be circumstances that make us act based on our emotions, and not rational thinking. This also includes our memory.
Science, particularly through its use in developing technologies, occupies a rather peculiar position in public consciousness. Everyone knows of it, but so few know about it.
A common denominator of cities is that they are gendered. That is, they are not experienced the same by people of different gender identities. In this piece, we discuss some of the gendered aspects of city planning and design. This piece is a contribution by THIS IS GENDERED – the first ever feminist encyclopedia.
THIS IS GENDERED seeks to demonstrate all the ways in which the world is gendered, in A-Z order. Here we discuss three topics covered in the encyclopedia: snow clearing, urinals, and staircases.
The current ‘every nation for itself’ approach to vaccination will not work if we hope to be rid of Covid-19. The whole world should work together to collectively vaccinate if we hope to avoid runaway mutations.
Not all science is done in groups or at universities: Sometimes people accomplish great things in the unlikeliest of circumstances. This has a possibly important lesson about what to expect from ourselves and others during the pandemic.
Art criticism: Uncertain Where the Next Wind Blows at Henie Onstad Art Center