Dr. Strange and Strange Trips

Lucas Richert on the relationship between superhero Dr. Strange and his newly released book called Strange Trips: Science, Culture, and the Regulation of Drugs. ** In 2016, the film Doctor Strange was released to moderate acclaim but much fanfare. It was considered Marvel’s trippiest film to date. Critics praised the hypnotic visuals (for being nextContinue reading “Dr. Strange and Strange Trips”

The Right to Try

“Right to Try” (Again): A history of the experimental therapy movement  BY LUCAS RICHERT APRIL 16, 2018 CULTURE, HISTORY, POLITICS, RESEARCH   In recent weeks and months, momentum has increased on Capitol Hill to craft “right to try” laws that would profoundly change the medical landscape. The national legislation will allow terminally ill patients more access to experimental therapiesContinue reading “The Right to Try”

Sara Pascoe on #Resolutions

👇🏼https://t.co/rW3oPeYO8d — Sara Pascoe (@sarapascoe) January 3, 2018 Sara Pascoe on resolutions https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/02/we-should-all-pick-achievable-resolutions-get-through-three-days-of-dry-january-and-youre-a-hero-to-me For me it was a slang phrase that ruined it. A man was talking, and I was listening politely because he was a friend of a friend. “Friend of a friend” is an excellent expression, it passively clarifies: “I know them …Continue reading “Sara Pascoe on #Resolutions”

US Political History: More than Trump

2018 HOTCUS Winter Symposium The State of the State: What is American Political History Now? 9.30-11.15: Session 1 New Ways of Re-envisioning African American Political History through the Archives ‘Sex, Lies and Photography: An Alternative Civil Rights Archive’, Althea Legal-Miller, Canterbury Christ Church University ‘Reframing Black Participation in Southern Courts’, Melissa Milewski, University of SussexContinue reading “US Political History: More than Trump”

To publish, or not to publish, that is the question!

No, not Hamlet. This is the question Joseph Stromberg asked himself while writing for Slate. In a fabulous piece on Lambert Academic Publishing, he decided (as a laugh) to publish his Master’s dissertation. He wasn’t moving on in academia. He didn’t care. Rather, this was a good way to write an article about taking “a tripContinue reading “To publish, or not to publish, that is the question!”

Yoga, 2018

According to Becky, over at The Art of Healthy Living, there are even more yoga trends than I first thought. Below she talks about what’s going to be hot in the yoga world during 2018. * Novelty Yoga Seriously I’m not even too sure what’s left, because it certainly feels as though everything has beenContinue reading “Yoga, 2018”

Hench

By Morgan Scott Guest Post (HENCH: strong and fit with very well-developed muscles; used about men) 1. Schwarzenegger: the Trendsetting Terminator I have to admit it, growing up in the 1980s, myself and many males (and females) were in awe of bodybuilding action hero, the Austrian Oak, The Terminator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger was ofContinue reading “Hench”

Two More Yoga Trends, 2017.

Apparently, I missed some yoga trends in my most recent post. There are others. For example: beer yoga. Beer Yoga is yoga…with, yes, beer. German yogis BierYoga are reportedly the major first innovators, offering classes and workshops after seeing it being taught at the Burning Man festival. Since January, the idea’s spread internationally. Here areContinue reading “Two More Yoga Trends, 2017.”