you’d think i’d be able to pay my internet service provider online… but no suddenlink is the worst
The monuments we build today are going to shift and change — just like we do. What I like about the Mandela sculpture (and what makes me uneasy about the World Trade Center pools), is that [South African artist Marco] Cianfanelli knows that we’re changelings, so his monument keeps asking us to shift position, to adjust, to rethink. The trip from jail to freedom (and back) is a provocative subject; it will keep people thinking for a long, long time.
A Giant Appears At The Edge Of An African Roadway
Photo credit: Courtesy of Marco Cianfanelli
Re-identification of Viking corpses has revealed that half of their warriors were female.
People are always asking me about Vikings, so I think I’ll go ahead and share this link, but not without also sharing this link, which goes into just how contentious using skeletal remains to try and identify sex and race really are. It’s all quite loaded, and should lead us to question and open our minds to possibilities, rather than closing them to new information. There’s a goldmine of academic articles and resources at the second link as well.