Held in Twinsburg, Ohio since 1976, the Twins Days Festival is billed as ‘the world’s largest annual gathering of twins’. Twins Days chronicles the weekend-long celebration, where twins of all ages and from all over come together for twice as much fun. Surveying… Continue Reading
Spring is in full bloom across the northern hemisphere, but it was not too long ago that the chilling winds of winter were bearing down upon us, and on all the living things around us. During the frigid season, even… Continue Reading
Harassment drove me out of physics 30 years ago and little has changed. Why is scientific sexism so intractable? By Margaret Wertheim Read at Aeon
Rebecca Traister gets a closer look at Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail and finds both a stiff, off-putting performer, and a warm, hard-working civil servant.
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[Photos by Douglas Sielski] It’s an early February evening in central Barcelona and 44-year-old Sudanese musician Abazar Hamid is about to perform in a tightly packed living room. Old mahogany furnishings have been pushed to the side to make space… Continue Reading
Jane Demuth | Longreads | May 2016 | 11 minutes (2,632 words) I don’t panic on the afternoon in August 2012 that my sister calls and tells me that our mother has gone insane and her boyfriend has rushed her… Continue Reading
From the Bayeux Tapestry to D-Day, an essay on the complicated interplay of war and memory.
Can the end of the world be the impetus for a brief but beautiful renewal of community, hand-crafting, and slow living? A Canadian couple turns the stereotype of “doomsday preppers” on its head, and looks for the beauty in armageddon.
“When the nurse first told me, mid-labor, that there were methamphetamines in my system, I cracked up laughing at the absurdity. When child services showed up, it stopped being funny.”