From the Eastern Orthodox Church to a blind Palestinian journalist, here’s what the editors of Global Comment are reading about this week.
From an elegy to Al Jazeera America to the musings of a Middle Eastern naturalist, here’s what we’re reading this week.
We plunge deep into the heart of media from around the world to see what’s stirring our imaginations this week, from the mysteries of Tumblr to the markets of Turkey.
The internet has turned the superheroes into something more wonderfully sparkly
The internet needs no reason for this, it simply is.
They don’t need feminism, because they’re cats.
Annamarie Jagose, Orgasmology, Duke UP, 2013. Does orgasm have a history? Queer theorist Annamarie Jagose’s new book attempts to answer this question with a carefully researched journey through the orgasm’s 20th century fortunes, from the the marriage manuals extolling simultaneous orgasm to the vicissitudes of faked orgasm.
This is a serious challenge to Zionism, with much to recommend it as an intellectual resource for non-Zionist diasporic Judaism and Jewishness.
My Little Pony gives children of all sexes–and adults too–a broad range of meanings to draw from on what it means to be a girl, what it means to be an individual, and what it means to be friends.
Riots are what happens when people despair, when there appears to be few options in the present and none in the future, and no way to fix the situation.