“What Makes Us Great Is Often What Makes Us Ridiculous”

Physicist Janna Levin wrote a novel about Alan Turing and Kurt Gödel called A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines.  She describes the parallels between the two mathematicians which inspired her to bring them together in fiction: Alan Turing is most famous for breaking the German Enigma code during World War II. But among scientists, he’s [Read More...]

Feminism and Vampires

Feministing breaks down Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Twilight, and True Blood for their implicit (and explicit) views on sex.  While comparing and contrasting True Blood and Twilight, Latoya Peterson drops this tidbit, which is the first thing to make me curious to peek at Twilight (though I’m 99% sure I still won’t): In both series, [Read More...]


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