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Eén flat, één weekend, zeven drugsdoden
Eén flat, één weekend, zeven drugsdoden
Fentanyl: Ruim honderdduizend Amerikanen sterven jaarlijks aan een overdosis drugs, meer dan door vuurwapengeweld en verkeersongelukken bij elkaar. In de stad Saint Louis bezweken zeven mensen in de eerste week van februari aan één partij slechte drugs. Hoe kon het zo misgaan in de Parkview-flat?
·everythingness.github.io·
Eén flat, één weekend, zeven drugsdoden
Hilary Mantel’s Life with Ghosts
Hilary Mantel’s Life with Ghosts
The author, who has died at the age of seventy, saw little distinction between the living and the dead.
·newyorker.com·
Hilary Mantel’s Life with Ghosts
Execution by nitrogen hypoxia?
Execution by nitrogen hypoxia?
A legal battle over a potential new method of execution in the US, raises ethical questions. Corinna Barrett Lain, a law professor at the University of Richmond says the most humane method of execution is the firing squad.
·scientificamerican.com·
Execution by nitrogen hypoxia?
Fear and self-loathing mark out the modern elite | Comment | The Times
Fear and self-loathing mark out the modern elite | Comment | The Times
The historian Lennard J Davis has linked the rise of obsessive disorders to the celebration of “precision, repetition, standardisation and mechanisation” in modern industrial societies. Citizens, he suggests, internalise the values their societies exalt.
·archive.ph·
Fear and self-loathing mark out the modern elite | Comment | The Times
About Lou Reed’s Words & Music: May 1965
About Lou Reed’s Words & Music: May 1965
After the death of the Velvet Underground front man, two archivists and his widow, Laurie Anderson, discovered a mysterious sealed package from 1965. Inside was treasure: never-before-heard, folky versions of “Heroin” and other classics.
·newyorker.com·
About Lou Reed’s Words & Music: May 1965
Stoicism : 10 tools of ancient philosophy that improved my life
Stoicism : 10 tools of ancient philosophy that improved my life
This is quite an annoying article, or make that 'advertisement for a book', from The Guardian 20-9-22. It is hard to imagine how you could fill up a whole book with this drivel. The fad of Stoicism will pass just like the fad of Zen and dare I say it, Catholicism, and like all of those it can pretty much be summed up with : Try to not want what you want — what a revelation! But the Stoics might add : try to not not want that which you have to have.
·everythingness.github.io·
Stoicism : 10 tools of ancient philosophy that improved my life
De Gids. Jaargang 173 · dbnl
De Gids. Jaargang 173 · dbnl
Nick van Tilburg over o.a. de avond in Friesland toen Reve te veel wijn dronk en Simon Vinkenoog op zijn bek timmerde en een gedicht over god voordraagde.
·dbnl.org·
De Gids. Jaargang 173 · dbnl
‘She has been the one and only stable female in my life’: Jeanette Winterson on mourning the Queen
‘She has been the one and only stable female in my life’: Jeanette Winterson on mourning the Queen
‘When I realised there was going to be an announcement about her death, I changed into black and waited. She deserved that. Part of us goes with her’
I will miss the Queen. As an adopted person, she has been the one and only stable female in my life. Her portrait (Beaton) hung over our coal fire above the brass flying ducks. When Mrs Winterson was at her most volatile, taking my dad’s service (there’s that word again) revolver out of the duster and fiddling with the bullets embedded in a tin of Pledge, I looked to the Queen for help. She was better than Jesus because she was alive, as well as possessing special powers.
·theguardian.com·
‘She has been the one and only stable female in my life’: Jeanette Winterson on mourning the Queen
Albert Woodfox obituary | Register | The Times
Albert Woodfox obituary | Register | The Times
Albert Woodfox endured 43 years in solitary confinement, believed to be more than any other inmate in the history of the United States. He was locked in a 6ft by 9ft cell for 23 hours a day. For the remaining hour he was permitted to walk around a fenced-in concrete yard while shackled. He was mocked, beaten and tear-gassed by guards who subjected him to invasive daily strip searches. To bring the smallest semblance of variety into his days, Woodfox alternated between eating breakfast standing up or sitting down.
·archive.ph·
Albert Woodfox obituary | Register | The Times
Maxim Februari NRC 10-9-22
Maxim Februari NRC 10-9-22
Het gaat goed in Nederland, en voor zover het niet goed gaat, wordt gelukkig overwogen wetten te maken, al kunnen die helaas niet worden gehandhaafd. 😄
·nrc.nl·
Maxim Februari NRC 10-9-22