Archive for April 19th, 2017

Hair Feud


(New Yorker::Daily Cartoon) – Pat Byrnes:

This town ain’t big enough for the both of our haircuts.” …

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Pat Byrnes: Trump-Kim Hair Feud


Romeo and Juliet: Act 3, Scene 1 (part 2)


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Violence in Verona …

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Mya Gosling: Romeo and Juliet: Act 3, Scene 1 (part 2)

Hidden Figures


(Guardian Books) – Margot Lee Shetterly:

Before a computer became an inanimate object, and before Mission Control landed in Houston; before Sputnik changed the course of history, and before the NACA became NASA; before the supreme court case Brown v Board of Education of Topeka established that separate was in fact not equal, and before the poetry of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream” speech rang out over the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Langley’s West Computers were helping America dominate aeronautics, space research and computer technology, carving out a place for themselves as female mathematicians who were also black, black mathematicians who were also female. For a group of bright and ambitious African American women, diligently prepared for a mathematical career and eager for a crack at the big leagues, Hampton, Virginia, must have felt like the centre of the universe. …

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Margot Lee Shetterly: Hidden Figures