Friday, April 27, 2018

From Jenna Orkin
I’ve been told by Indian students that kids are funneled into either engineering or medicine.  Those who can’t make it become journalists, politicians, businesspeople et al.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

From Jenna Orkin

Here's what we know about Alek Minassian, the 25-year-old suspect in the Toronto van attackComment:  Time for regime change in Armenia

I shopped at Thrive Market, the online grocery store that sells organic foods for up to 50% off year-round — and I saved over $100 on my first order
Comment:  A plug.  I’ve been pleased as well.

70% Of Taiwanese "Willing To Fight" China

New Zealand Brace

Army Building "Self-Aware" Squid-Like Robot That Can Be "3-D Printed" During Combat

AI-Operated Health Pods To Be Introduced In Dubai

George H.W. Bush Hospitalized Two Days After Wife's Funeral

Saudi Media Claims Houthis Are Holding 19 Oil Tankers Hostage Off Yemeni Coast

Ex-Facebook Executive: "You Don't Realize It But You Are Being Programmed"

"those who are best-and-brightest are the most likely to fall for it, “because you are fucking check-boxing your whole life."

Fresh water from melting glaciers could upend the circulation of the oceans, leading to a world of fast-rising seas.

Dear Project Unspeakable Community,

It’s a busy pre-performance week here, as we work with UMass Boston’s Center for African, Caribbean and Community Development to do the final arrangements for this Thursday’s staged reading of the 90-minute Readers Theater script. We’ll have music, visuals, and a really varied and fantastic cast of readers and artists involved. Discussion and reception will follow the reading.

Readers include: UMass Dean David Terkla, students (Christopher Simon, Fiona Phie, Kaia Walters, Joshua Nixon), and faculty (Carroy “Cuf” Ferguson, Barbara Lewis, Jorge Capetillo and Joe Ramsey), supported by local artists (Reginald Jackson, Pedro Alexander, Akili Jamal Haynes, Nina LaNegra) and community members (Chris Lydon — WBUR, Bill Singleton — President of United Neighborhoods of Lower Roxbury, Abby Rockefeller, Kwabena Nkromo, Maisha Moses — Algebra Project, and Amilcar Shabazz — Chair of Black Studies, UMass Amherst).

The performance is Thursday, Apr. 26, 4-7 pm at UMass Boston’s University Hall, Room 2310 (free shuttles are available from the JFK/UMass MBTA station and the UMass Bayside Parking Lot).