Read – Online
If you thought a job in academia was a great and secure thing, think again: The Death of an Adjunct: Thea Hunter was a promising, brilliant scholar. And then she got trapped in academia’s permanent underclass.
On a happier note: The Adult Brain Does Grow New Neurons After All, Study Says.
I’m apparently not the only person who dislikes support groups: When Support Groups Make You Feel Worse.
Impressive: Sarah Mirk is Making 365 Zines in 365 Days.
Listened to – Music
Listened to – Podcasts
Hiplet: can hip hop save ballet? In the world of classical ballet, black dancers are conspicuous by their absence. Eric Underwood, a former soloist with The Royal Ballet, wants to understand what might be restricting their participation.
Pentatonix: The Art of A Cappella – Broken Record. Malcolm Gladwell, along with guest-host, Daisy Rosario, talks with the five members of Pentatonix from GSI Studios in NYC.
Watched – Films and Documentaries
The white crow. Not a documentary, but an entertaining interpretation of what happened to Rudolf Nureyev in 1961 in Paris.
Watched – TV and Youtube
Leena Norms’ The truth about ‘YouTuber Burn Out’.
If I lived in San Francisco, I would definitely get out of retirement and join this class: Adult Beginner Ballet.
Kondo-Culture: The Fall of the House of ‘Stuff’, a video essay.
The phenomenon that incompetent people think that they are super competent apparently has a name: Dunning-krugereffect!