Science Fiction, Science Fact, and Other Links

Science Fiction, Science Fact

Claire Cain Miller and Chi Birmingham, “A Vision of the Future From Those Likely to Invent It” and Risa Marisa, “All the Time Science Fiction Became Science Fact in One Chart.”

Deobrah K. Fitzgerald, “At MIT, the Humanities Are Just as Important as STEM.”

Early Octavia Butler stories coming out soon.

Samuel R. Delany reviews Star Wars (1977).

Inside the Hyperarchive

The CIA as patron of the arts.

Robert Darnton, “A World Digital Library is Coming True!”

One from the archives: Hunter S. Thompson, “The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved.”


Humor and Other Petty Tragedies

On Joel McHale’s White House Correspondents Dinner. The line of the evening: “All right, how about the president’s performance tonight, everyone? Sir, it’s amazing that you can still bring it with fresh, hilarious material. My favorite bit of yours was when you said you would close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. That was a classic. That was hilarious, hilarious. Still going.”

On George Saunders and David Foster Wallace’s commencement speeches.

Student debt relief for adjuncts.

And graaaading.

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