Lake Vostok hasn’t felt wind in over 20 million years. For the last 20 of those years, a Russian team of scientists and engineers have been drilling through the 2.2 miles of hardened Antarctic ice in conditions so harsh that machines frequently stop working and air traffic is halted.
Great news from the good people over at Electric Literature: Peter Nowogrodzki’s essay on Tan Lin’s The Patio and The Index, has won a Critical Hit Award.
While an intern at Harpers Bazaar, a fashion magazine owned by the Hearst Corporation, Xuedan Wang was not paid, even though she was in fact working what amounted to a full time job. This, argues Wang and her lawyer, is in direct violation of federal and state wage and hour laws.
The first thing George Bahgory said to me when I met him was, “Helen, I am too much human.” I smiled and nodded; I believed it. The second thing he said was “Hand me my internet.” I glanced around and handed him his laptop.
Meet the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It can change your sentencing. It can change our laws. And, of course, it’s written by an unelected group of specialists who are or recently were on the payrolls of major pharmaceutical companies.