nonfiction Archive

  • Today is the 100th anniversary of Alan Turing’s birth. I figured that since I’d procrastinated more than 2 years over writing my Turing review, I should do it today to make it look deliberate. Though […]

    J’s Take on Alan Turing: The Architect of the Computer Age

    Today is the 100th anniversary of Alan Turing’s birth. I figured that since I’d procrastinated more than 2 years over writing my Turing review, I should do it today to make it look deliberate. Though […]

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  • A Strange Stirring by Stephanie Coontz looks at The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan and the effect it had. It seemed like a good idea to actually read The Feminine Mystique first, so I did […]

    J’s Take on A Strange Stirring

    A Strange Stirring by Stephanie Coontz looks at The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan and the effect it had. It seemed like a good idea to actually read The Feminine Mystique first, so I did […]

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  • In preparation for this month’s book, A Strange Stirring, we thought it would be a good idea to (re)read The Feminine Mystique. Here, J and K discuss The Feminine Mystique itself. K: The Feminine Mystique […]

    The Feminine Mystique – A Discussion

    In preparation for this month’s book, A Strange Stirring, we thought it would be a good idea to (re)read The Feminine Mystique. Here, J and K discuss The Feminine Mystique itself. K: The Feminine Mystique […]

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  • The Plot The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan was published in 1963, at a time when the prevailing attitude in the U.S. was that women were ideally suited to homemaking and raising a family — […]

    A Strange Stirring (Stephanie Coontz)

    The Plot The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan was published in 1963, at a time when the prevailing attitude in the U.S. was that women were ideally suited to homemaking and raising a family — […]

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  • The Plot Over the course of its long history, the science fiction series Doctor Who has presented any number of intriguing inventions, devices, technological advances and alien species. Scientist (and journalist) Paul Parsons takes a […]

    The Science of Doctor Who (Paul Parsons)

    The Plot Over the course of its long history, the science fiction series Doctor Who has presented any number of intriguing inventions, devices, technological advances and alien species. Scientist (and journalist) Paul Parsons takes a […]

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