Aug 02, 2016, 11:25AM
The Satanic Temple's extracirricular program for public schools. "We prefer to give children an appreciation of the natural wonders surrounding them, not a fear of everlasting other-worldly horrors." Via Metafilter.
Jun 11, 2015, 11:30AM
During recent rennovations at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City, workers uncovered slate blackboards from 1917, complete with lessons and chalk drawings. Photos and more at NewsOK. Via Metafilter.
Oct 15, 2014, 09:59AM
"When you’re wandering through a minefield with destructive options that lead to high loan debt and no degree, it’s worth having a map." Washington Monthly attempts a US News & World Report-style ranking of America's worst colleges. Via Metafilter.
Feb 06, 2014, 12:49PM
Part of Tony Matelli's "New Gravity" exhibit. A Change.org petition is circulating for the statue's removal: "[T]his highly lifelike sculpture has, within just a few hours of its outdoor installation, become a source of apprehension, fear, and triggering thoughts regarding sexual assault for many members of our campus community." More at TPM.
Nov 20, 2013, 02:12PM
"Somewhat surprisingly, the Library Conduct Code, which forbids smoking, 'mutilating' materials and consuming 'aromatic foods' outside the snack lounge, doesn’t address long-term hibernation." More at The New York Observer.
Oct 01, 2013, 10:00AM
In a speech given at Minchin's alma mater, The University of Western Australia, which recently awarded him an honorary doctorate.
Sep 25, 2013, 11:09AM
"College may still be, on average, a worthwhile investment. But for American higher education, a ‘D’ is still a passing grade." More at Priceonomics. Via Visual.ly.
Jun 27, 2013, 10:42AM
"Artists are neither doctors nor lawyers. We do not, on average, make huge six-figure salaries. We can make livable salaries, certainly. Even comfortable salaries. But we ain’t usually making a quarter mil a year. Hate to break it to you."
Seriously. You've got other options. Via Metafilter.