Week 202023

Medieval Myths Bingo
some of these myths are still being taught in schools and are thus quite common. Many of these misconceptions come from Victorian writers and historians who reflected their Victorian society into how they thought Medieval life was.
How Tuberculosis Shaped Victorian Fashion
The deadly disease—and later efforts to control it—influenced trends for decades
Mortal Republic – Vox
Edward Watts on what America can learn from Rome’s collapse
‘Dune’ Is One of the Most Influential Sci-Fi Books Ever | WIRED
A Twitter user was suspended for ‘glorifying violence’ after posting exactly what Trump tweets
The account @SuspendThePres launched May 29 and started to post tweets identical to those sent on Trump’s Twitter.
Netherlands Coronavirus Lockdown: Dutch Followed the Rules
Despite a largely laissez-faire attitude, the Netherlands has fared better than most.
From Camping To Dining Out
Here’s How Experts Rate The Risks Of 14 Summer Activities
Dear America: We Watch Your Convulsions With Horror and Hope
The world has been transfixed by the unrest in the United States over police brutality, racism and President Trump’s response. Here are snapshots of how people in other countries view what’s happening.
Listening to Black Voices Amid Murder, Violence, Protest, and Pandemic
Hi. I wanted to take today to compile a sampling of what black people (along with a few immigrant and other PoC voices) are saying
8 Minutes and 46 Seconds: How George Floyd Was Killed in Police Custody
The Times has reconstructed the death of George Floyd on May 25. Security footage, witness videos and official documents show how a series of actions by officers turned fatal. (This video contains scenes of graphic violence.)
US Law Enforcement Are Deliberately Targeting Journalists During George Floyd Protests – bellingcat
In these examples journalists have been shot with rubber bullets, targeted with stun grenades, tear gassed, physically attacked, pepper sprayed and arrested.