Weekly Links 9.14.19

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: 

Continuing the conversation on the humanities.

The brutality of Ovid, with Stephanie McCarter and Jia Tolentino.

Sophocles’ Frasier.

A school massacre and toxic heroism.

A teacher recalls being touched against her will.

Redefining the meaning of “museum.”

How can we save Latin in our public high schools?

Have extra textbooks or other Classics books lying around? Donate them to the Sportula’s free textbook exchange and help them connect with a student who needs them!

Donna Zuckerberg: An amazing essay about ghostwriting for an influencer; investigators who find people who have faked their own deaths; Anna Russell on bullet journaling and internal chaos.

Sarah Scullin: A profile of Dr. Jennifer Gunter, the gyno who pushes back against vaginal claptrap; on the genesis and evolution of AO3 (An Archive Of Our Own), the fan-fic site that's as large as wikipedia; some of the best astronomy photos of 2019; is "a sexual misconduct report that'll help get us out of the office on time" satire or no.

Yung In Chae: Why Ivanka is the favorite, but Donald Jr. is the heir to the Trump dynasty, opposingtakes on the new Susan Sontag biography, Amanda Hess hangs out with Tina Turner.

Tori Lee: A daughter’s memoir on her mother and body image; what German elementary school students bring on their first day; why chess grandmasters lose weight playing chess; six men share their stories of sexual assault in the military; inside the world of competitive oyster shucking.

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