The Brazilian Bus Magnate Who’s Buying Up All the World’s Vinyl Records | The New York Times
Why are conservatives afraid of Neil deGrasse Tyson? | Los Angeles Times
Why are conservatives afraid of Neil deGrasse Tyson?
A Billionaire Mathematician’s Life of Ferocious Curiosity | NYTimes.com
A Billionaire Mathematician’s Life of Ferocious Curiosity
Stephen Sutton dies: An uplifting life that inspired millions | The Guardian UK
Stephen Sutton dies: an uplifting life that inspired millions
Cosmic terror: Why Neil deGrasse Tyson has religious fundamentalists so freaked . . . Continuing Carl Sagan's scientific work and education of the open-minded, deGrasse Tyson is remarkable and making religious fanatics a wee bit uncomfortable. Awesome interview with Jon Stewart a few weeks ago. A very good article!
Cosmic terror: Why Neil deGrasse Tyson has religious fundamentalists so freaked | Salon
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: The Most Powerful Nerd In The Universe Is A Scientific Anomaly | NPR
Natalie Portman Has Serious Science Cred | GeekoSystem
Apple CEO Tim Cook to climate deniers: “Get out of this stock” | Salon
President Obama Sends Handwritten Apology To Art History Professor
Woman Loses 100 Friends After Posting Beautiful Post-Surgery Photos On Facebook (NSFW) | Bust Magazine
Filipino skater makes it from mall to Olympics | The Washington Post
Stuart Hall: A Class Warrior and a Class Act | The Guardian UK
What Justin Bieber Could Learn from Shirley Temple | Esquire
11 People Who Will Make You Believe The World Is Beautiful Again | Thought Catalog
Masked hero helps carry bags, babies up and down Tokyo subway stairs: In a green outfit with silver trim and matching mask, a superhero waits by the stairs of a Tokyo subway station, lending his strength to the elderly, passengers lugging heavy packages and mothers with baby strollers. “Japanese people find it hard to accept help, they feel obligated to the other person, so the mask really helps me out,” said Tadahiro Kanemasu, who has spent 3 months being a good Samaritan..
Masked hero helps carry bags, babies up and down Tokyo subway stairs
How a Working-Class Couple Amassed a Priceless Art Collection: Herb Vogel never earned more than $23,000 a year. He spent nearly 50 years living in a one-bedroom apartment with his wife, Dorothy, a reference librarian. They lived frugally. But their passion for collecting turned them into unlikely celebrities, working-class heroes in a world of Manhattan elites. And in just four decades, they assembled one of the most important private art collections of the 20th century
How a Working-Class Couple Amassed a Priceless Art Collection | Mental Floss
Everyone at the apartment of Roberta Kaplan, the lawyer who argued Edith Windsor’s successful challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, exploded in screams and sobs when the ruling came down. Kaplan called her mother and said, “Total victory, Mom: it couldn’t be better.” Windsor said, “I wanna go to Stonewall right now!” Then she called a friend and said, “Please get married right away!”
How Edith Windsor Learned She Won | The New Yorker
Royal protection: Prince Harry stepped in to defend an openly homosexual soldier who was threatened by other troops
In May of 1951, at the age of twenty, Jacques Derrida took the entrance exams for the prestigious École Normale Supérieure a second time, having failed, as many students do, in his first attempt the previous year. Fueled by amphetamines after a sleepless week, he choked on the written portion and turned in a blank sheet of paper.
Derrida: The Excluded Favorite | Emily Eakin on Jacques Derrida | The New York Review of Books