Happy Saturday everyone! If you’re looking for some interesting reads to check out while you kick back and relax today, look no further, I’ve got you covered! Every weekend I like to share with you the most interesting things I found across the great, wide web. Enjoy!
Exclusive: Andrew Kass // Adult Magazine
Some teens take selfies, others have diaries. Andrew Kass, who doesn’t look a day over 17, has collages.
I love collages. It’s amazing how expressive you can be when mixing and matching the work and words of others. Kass has taken the medium and done something truly inspiring. I think I’ll rethink starting my own little collage project.
#IStandWithAhmed // GOOD
The Internet Rallies to Support the 14 Year Old Texan Arrested for His Homemade Clock
If you were living under a rock last week you might have missed the story of a teenage boy who, all within a day or two, became a victim of alleged Islamophobia and racism, a national celebrity with his own trending hashtag, and invited guest everywhere from MIT, Facebook, and The White House.
Answering my (spam) commenters // Geek Ergo Sum
I want to highlight some of the amazing comments I’ve got from people I know won’t get upset…the spambots.
I’ve been participating in another one of the Daily Post’s Blogging U. courses and reading up on the other participants work. One of the assignments was to expand on a comment and I though this one was a neat twist.
They want us to save because it provides us with a safety net, but that’s exactly why we shouldn’t. Their need for us to have a safety net is just a giant metaphor for the difference between our parent’s generation and ours.
The person who wrote this did something wrong, they wrote this. The worst financial advice post I have ever fucking read.
What kind of bullshit is “America is not a planet”? // Bunk and Spinning
During last night’s Republican debate, Marco Rubio made some intriguing astronomical observations
A new blog from Mark Peters, who also runs Strong Language, a sweary blog about swearing. At Bunk and Spinning he promises to “use my deep BS savvy to look at examples of campaign nonsense and identify whether they are actually bunk, fiddle-faddle, twaddle, truthiness, horse apples, or something else”. Check it out.
Based on the distances traveled by the siblings in “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back,” they would have had fairly different ages by the end of the movie due to time dilation.
Nerd alert! I love Star Wars and I love facts about time and space. Someone combined them.
Eric Marcus — Finding Compassion After Suicide // On Being
This excerpt with writer Eric Marcus was produced by On Being’s senior producer Lily Percy as a part of a series of interviews on “a moment in your life that defined or shaped who you are today
Profound and moving….grab a tissue and listen twice.
Looking for more inclusive, diverse literary magazines/zines to read or submit your work to? // For Books’ Sake
We’re sure that this list only brushes the surface of all the awesome lit mags/lit zines out there….
I want to read at least one issue of all of these and I want to try to get a piece included in all the ones I can.
fēlan means ‘feel’ in old English, and that’s exactly what this new zine is here for – to make you feel.
Speaking of zines, this one has two of my poems in it and it’s available for purchase :)
In the Beginning There Was Physics, and It Was Good // Zen and Π
In the beginning, there was no God, there were only neutrons, protons, electrons, anti-electrons (positrons), photons, and neutrinos.
I believe the universe’s true creation story is more beautiful than anything you can find in an ancient book.
And that’s it for this week. Have you read, watched, heard, or written an interesting thing this week? If so, share with the class by leaving a link in the comments :)