Newcastle Fans at St. James’ Park” (detail) © Samuel James
"Two pregnant women could be a coincidence. Three is a nation. When they’re angry, it’s a global movement. That’s when I started looking for friends online." @lenadunham
In seventeenth-century England, “freedom” was a slogan that applied only to some. Indentured servants and transported slaves did the work, and the government's purpose was to protect property, not people.
"In Journey from the North, as nowhere else in her work, Storm Jameson’s writing has the very thing she was always faulted for not achieving: the richness of texture necessary to bring a work of literature to fruition."
A study found that weighted blankets reduce insomnia, although one participant was made anxious by the heavy blanket and withdrew.
Hong Kong protesters have deployed an array of euphemisms. “It’s raining,” indicates the firing of tear gas.
From a transcript of the jury selection process for Martin Shkreli's trial:
"Resistance must not be allowed to harden into its own brand of dogma, which right-wing demagogues are already exploiting. The democratic inclusion we want can be achieved only if we speak out against the intolerant climate that has set in on all sides."