Saudi bombs are destroying the records of humanity’s earliest civilizations, one of the most important routes out of Africa for early human, evidence of neolithic trading empires and more. And we will never, ever get it back.

The correspondence between Mary McCarthy, the novelist that not many people seem to read anymore (Remember The Group?) and Hannah Arendt, the philosopher people can’t seem to stop talking about these days.

How chili peppers migrated from South and Central America to China’s Sichuan province in the seventeenth century and whether the fact that I love spicy food makes me a revolutionary, or, rather, more like to be one.

The oddly important place of philosophy in Wikipedia (but please note: do not actually use Wikipedia to learn about philosophy).


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