Friday Five (extreme vetting edition)

(click to embiggen) © 2017 Nick Anderson
(click to embiggen) © 2017 Nick Anderson
It’s Friday! The final Friday in January, already!

I continue to feel better every day, so the cold/flu seems to be licked. Work has gotten very busy as some impossible deadlines bear down on us. Which means I haven’t gotten much of my own writing done lately.

But that’s enough about me!

Welcome to my Friday Five: Only the top five (IMHO) stories of the week and videos (plus notable obituaries and a recap of my blog posts).

Stories of the Week:

Sessions’ DOJ Charged A White Supremacist With Terrorism. They Just Didn’t Tell Anyone. Because he’s a born-in-the-USA white “christian” white supremacist man, so of course they aren’t making a big deal out of it.

Analyzing the Gender Representation of 34,476 Comic Book Characters.

Are White Evangelicals Sacrificing The Future In Search Of The Past? “While it is difficult to draw a direct connection between the numerical decline of white evangelical Protestants and their increasing isolation on sexual morality, the views of former evangelical Protestants provide some important clues. Analysis of a 2014 Pew study finds that former white evangelicals are far more likely than current white evangelicals to favor same-sex marriage (60 percent vs. 24 percent) and believe that society should accept homosexuality (67 percent vs. 32 percent). They are also substantially younger.”

In an Israeli Cave, Scientists Discover Jawbone of Earliest Modern Human Out of Africa.

The Crazy Story Of How “Clue” Went From Forgotten Flop To Cult Triumph. I love this movie so, so much!

In Memoriam:

Beloved, Visionary Fantasy Writer Ursula K. Le Guin Dies at 88.

The Fantastic Ursula K. Le Guin – The literary mainstream once relegated her work to the margins. Then she transformed the mainstream.

Ursula K. Le Guin, award-winning science fiction writer, has died at 88v.

We Will Remember Freedom : Why It Matters that Ursula K. Le Guin Was an Anarchist.

Things I wrote:

She Knew What She Was Doing and Why – Ursula K. Le Guin.

Women’s March 2018.

Weekend Update 1/20/2018: One year later….


Ursula K. Le Guin accepts the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the 65th National Book Awards on November 19, 2014:

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We Need to Talk About Stephen Miller:

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Korea’s First Openly Gay K-Pop Star Debuts His First Video, ‘Neverland’:

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The Killers – Rut:

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Fischerspooner – TopBrazil (Official Video) [Ultra Music]:

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