A dozen recently and currently incarcerated women gathered in a classroom across the street from their San Francisco jail and considered a bulb of fennel. Crowded around a few small tables, the students peppered their teacher, Vera Pittman, with questions. “Is that a vegetable?” “Do we have to eat the...
Mich. College Offers Course in Zombies, Apocalypse ABC News Some Central Michigan University students are getting schooled in the undead this semester, thanks to a religion course that's exploring apocalyptic themes in biblical texts, literature...
As Soylent readies to make its first official delivery next month, we take a look at other attempts to reimagine what we eat
Mmmm....soylent. Why does that name sound familiar??? Oh yes..."Soylent Green" was a SciFi movie from the early 1970s that depicted a dystopian future where we were fed the ultimate recycled food product .. "Soylent Green is people!"
In so many supernatural boy-meets-girl stories, the supernatural creature abandons their world (or vice versa) in the name of romance. But in the charming animated short High Tide, a boy from under the sea find something else on land worth pursuing.
Zombies allow us to represent human crisis. Contemporary culture zombifies all of us to some extent. The 'humanity' of the zombie epidemic is that we fear having our humanity stripped from us. This lovely little movie reminds us that we are all trying to fit in and find our 'humanity'....
Given a plethora of television shows and films about zombies, what is a Jungian to see but a collective attempt to dream the unsayable. Carl Jung showed that what cannot be worked through at the conscious level is often worked through at the unconscious level, in symbolic fantasy (CW 5, para 4-45).
Encountering that for which there is yet no fantasy, we confront the limits of sense. For the collective social body, film and art are an unconscious attempt to work through collective transformation at the limits of reason and sense. In the case of zombie movies and the growing zombie apocalypse movement, we may be seeing an attempt to dream ‘apocalyptic’ change.
Zombie are the ‘Undead’: not living, not dead, driven yet not alive, the zombie images emerge from the recesses of the collective unconscious. Animated yet with out life, they move. Driven, yet without desire, they seek. ....(Click title to read more)
It is a national disgrace that this Christmas there are tens of thousands having to turn to food banks. Britain is experiencing a food poverty explosion. The Trussell Trust estimate that they will feed 700,000 people this financial year.
Helen Grant says the key to increasing female participation in sport is to give women 'what they want'
Oh good grief .... yes! .. let's all take care to look "absolutely radiant and very feminine" when we exercise or play sport. News flash: There is no need or obligation for women and girls to look pretty when exercising! We are supposed to - and entitled to - look sweaty and hot when we are making our bodies work hard!
An Australian farmer who lost his organic produce licence has taken his neighbour to court over contamination from his genetically modified canola crop in a closely-watched test case.Steve Marsh's case against his neighbour Michael Baxter began in Western Australia's Supreme Court on Monday, seeking damages and a permanent injunction to protect his farm from future contamination.Marsh lost organic certification on 70 percent of his land in 2010 after swathes and seed from Baxter's farm blew onto...
The debate about GM food and its impact on health and agricultural practice rages on - in the media as well as in the legal system. A court case in Australia is testing the legal parameters of liability and land use ..
21 million students a year rely on free and reduced lunch as their main energy source, but over 25% of meals are thrown away each day.
US kids have been asked to use their camera phones to take and upload photos of what they are served for lunch each day..... super interesting to see what they are eating ... and what they think about it..they can vote on each photo "eat it" or "toss it". The report is available here http://www.dosomething.org/files/campaigns/fedup/FedUp_1.1.pdf
If you have read Bram Stoker’s Dracula then you know Dr. Van Helsing is the protagonist hunting the dreaded creature.
ahhh, to be in Canada on Friday night .... Dr Ryan Cox notes, “Zombies represent humanity. They’re the monsters most like us. Interestingly, zombies resurface in our culture during an economic downturn. From the original Night of the Living Dead in 1968 to Dawn of the Dead in 2004, when the war on terror, and the anxiety of the Bush years was going on – there is often global turmoil present.”
"The selective abortion of female foetuses is almost routine in many parts of the world where it has contributed to significant shifts from the natural 50:50 sex ratio in favour of boys. [...] Demographic experts and economists have long warned about the "global war on girls" but many politicians in Britain - and other western nations - had believed it to be a foreign phenomenon that did not affect the gender make-up of the UK population."
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