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Thursday Links

3.14: Happy Pi Day.

This Italian Farmer is Returning Chickens to the Wild.

Seven videos on making medieval manuscripts.

Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879: here’s a short bio, video, and the strange post-mortem travels of his brain. Related: Einstein’s forgotten inventions.

To Conceive a Girl in Ancient Greece, Eat a Salad and Tie Your Right Testicle.

The Secrets of the World’s Greatest Art Thief.

ICYMI, most recent links are here, and include Daylight Saving Time history, Washington DC in the 1820s, Chuck Norris’ 79th birthday, and the island that was traded for Manhattan.

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Politics & Policy

Pelosi’s House of Pain

Not so long ago — as recently as the cover of the March 2019 Rolling Stone, in fact — they seemed like the best of friends. I'm referring to Nancy Pelosi and the members of "The Squad": Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and (not pictured) Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley. They shared some good ... Read More
Education

Gender Dissenter Gets Fired

Allan M. Josephson is a distinguished psychiatrist who, since 2003, has transformed the division of child and adolescent psychiatry and psychology at the University of Louisville from a struggling department to a nationally acclaimed program. In the fall of 2017 he appeared on a panel at the Heritage Foundation ... Read More
Film & TV

How Seinfeld Mastered the Comedy Domain

I can’t say whether Larry Charles, Larry David, Alec Berg, Spike Feresten, and the rest of the brilliant writers of Seinfeld were students of F. Scott Fitzgerald, but they might as well have been. Fitzgerald supplied the best advice for sitcom writers: Start with an individual, and before you know it you find ... Read More