Weekly Links 10.26.19

A weekly update of content from around the web including modern takes on the ancient world, material related to this past week’s articles, and a look at what our editorial staff is reading.

This week: 

How to read “Gilgamesh.”

The toxicity of white medieval studies.

Yale Classics considers severing ties with the Paideia Institute.

What the Ancient Greeks can teach us about Greta Thunberg trolls.

Are liberal arts colleges doomed?

Stolen voices and the specters of domestic violence.

Donna Zuckerberg: Michael Schulman on Adam Driver; Grace Lavery does 'Victor Davis Hanson ranking the songs from Little Shop of Horrors'; truly delightful wildlife pictures; another brilliant Ask Molly.

Sarah Scullin: The lies we tell ourselves about the virtues of food; Joan Chittister on the virtue of anger; your kids are not too young to talk about race—here's a roundup of resources; Cate Denial on the geography of PTSD; on Head usher Tanya Heath's heroic efforts to cycle 200 women through the restrooms during the intermission of the Philly production of Hamilton.

Yung In Chae: The cost of leaving an abusive relationship, the rising appeal of astrology, the journalist as influencer, what it’s like to try to get a book you published to win the Booker prize, the 2010s have broken our sense of time, why does veganism make people so angry?      

Tori Lee: Zadie Smith on London vs. New York fashion; how lavender hand sanitizer helps one writer with cerebral palsy navigate public spaces; should brain injuries absolve people of guilt for violent crimes?; how steak became manly and salad became feminine; can you really be addicted to video games

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