Culture

Friday links

The Polish Doctors Who Used Science to Outwit the Nazis.

Today is the anniversary of the death of Genghis Khan, founder of the Mongolian Empire, prolific spreader of DNA, and climate change hero. Related: Why Genghis Khan’s tomb can’t be found.

The Archaeologist: gin infused with vintage Harley-Davidson parts.

The accidental invention of the Illuminati conspiracy.

Hundred-Year-Old Antarctic Fruitcake Found in ‘Excellent Condition’.

ICYMI, Thursday’s links are here, and include a still-growing set of solar eclipse links and resources, a brief history of mooning, Davy Crockett’s birthday, and a bunch of recipe videos in the styles of famous directors.

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U.S.

Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
Film & TV

Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More