Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Hoya saxa! @georgetown agrees to allow vote on grad student unionization, via @Washingtonpost https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2018/04/02/georgetown-university-softens-position-against-grad-union/

  • At the @ferndalelibrary with the lil’un when a strange child offered me a (wooden) sandwich. “Thank you,” I said, and mimed taking a bite. She says, matter-of-factly, “it’s poisoned.” Who to blame? The Bros Grimm? Putin? Shoulda known – no eating in the library. #libraryrules

  • Also, Ichiro! Back in full effect with the @Mariners! https://www.pscp.tv/w/1OyKANkXWpLGb

  • Great piece on @ESPN by Wright Thompson on Ichiro, worth reading to the very end for its Ichiro-as-Charles Foster Kane denouement. http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/22624561/ichiro-suzuki-return-seattle-mariners-resolve-internal-battle

  • “In a way, isn’t Ted Cruz the Lisa Simpson of the U.S. Senate?” @conor64 with the plain truth, spoken plainly. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/better-lisa-simpson-2020-than-four-more-years-of-homer/554018/?utm_source=twb

  • Floris Paalman’s @mediapolisjrl essay on Thomas Elsaesser’s doc The Sun Island is a must-read – a fascinating history of architecture and family, intertwined. http://www.mediapolisjournal.com/2018/01/the-sun-island/

  • Launching a new series on the memorable moments of 2017 in @mediapolisjrl with a post recapping the evolution of the journal over the year http://bit.ly/2FnkvAM

  • New in @mediapolisjrl: our reviews editor @noelle_grif sits down with Pam Wojcik to talk about her new book, Fantasies of Neglect, and the figure of the urban child in American film and fiction. http://bit.ly/2CD2KzE

  • From an @TheEconomist explainer on the closure of coffeeshops in Amsterdam: “A report by the Bonger Instituut, a criminology think-tank named after a professor at the University of Amsterdam, is blunt…” A double-double-entendre? Well-played. http://econ.st/2lDyQzR

  • New issue of @mediapolisjrl is rolling off the presses – starting with a fascinating look at the archives of the Echo Park Film Center by Nicholas Avedisian-Cohen. http://bit.ly/2lkMF6O

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