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What 'Game Of Thrones' Gets Right And Wrong About Eunuchs And Masculinity

A lot of misconceptions about eunuchs have proliferated since the premiere <i>Game of Thrones</i> in 2011. A look back at the history of eunuchs allows us to explore what they really were, how they were castrated and the ways in which we define masculinity in pop culture.<p>As I have written about before, I …

Archaeology

The rise and humiliating fall of Chris Cantwell, Charlottesville’s starring ‘fascist’

The white supremacists, nationalists and far-right trolls who starred in last weekend’s violent Charlottesville rallies have suffered no lack of humiliation in the days since.<p>Take “Millennial Matt,” whose catchphrase — “Hitler did nothing wrong!” — earned him tens of thousands of fans before he …

Rights & Freedoms

After Charlottesville, the U.S. military grapples with its history of racism and extremism

Timothy McVeigh was known in the Army as disciplined and motivated but awkward toward many people and hostile to the black soldiers he led. He shined in evaluations but failed in an attempt to join the Special Forces because of an injury, and left the service disillusioned in 1991.<p>The tall, …

Rights & Freedoms

兄弟會虐死案背後(一):走不出的亞裔小圈子

中國人權律師的孤獨戰鬥(四):「誰會記住他」

水城威尼斯被「低質量旅遊」淹沒

Arkansas Man Topples Ten Commandments Monument

The towering granite monument engraved with the Ten Commandments took years to make and was plagued by controversy, but finally on Tuesday morning it was installed on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol.<p>It did not last long.<p>Less than 24 hours after it was embedded into a base of concrete and …

United States

再給社會主義一次機會

<i>紅色世紀:十月革命100年後,探索共產主義的歷史與後世影響。</i><p>百年之前,列寧那輛封閉的列車抵達芬蘭火車站,由此觸發了一系列事件,最終引向史達林的古拉格,我們如今應該從那段歷史中汲取靈感,這個想法聽上去或許有些荒唐。但布爾什維克一度自稱「社會民主主義者」,這是有著充分理由的。當時,越來越多的黨派致力於爭 …

First look at record-breaking glass-bottom bridge | CNN Travel

Travel

要保護我們的小孩,就開放吃人肉吧?

<b>文/謝伯讓的腦科學世界</b><p>昨天朱家安在鳴人堂提出一個論證,主張「要保護我們的毛小孩,就開放吃狗肉吧!」<p>我對這個主張不盡認同。<p>朱家安基本上認為,如果我們認同動保團體所主張的「尊重生命是普世價值」訴求,那麼我們就應該讓狗貓和牛雞豬羊有同樣的法律地位。這樣的結果,自然會讓狗肉貓肉到處都可買到,獵殺貓狗的情況就 …

Oxford University Press

吸一口塑膠做的珍珠奶茶?!

記者來鴻:阿爾卑斯山獵狼記

Research says your cat might be thinking about killing you? Really?

Technically Incorrect: Research from the University of Edinburgh and the Bronx Zoo suggests that cats have personalities similar to those of African lions. Some suggest this means your cat wants to be rid of you.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our</i> …

Personality

Horrors of one-child policy leave deep scars in Chinese society

His wife was seven months pregnant with their second child when the group of people barged into his home and took her away. He followed them to the local hospital, where - against medical advice and despite his pleadings - they jammed a needle into her belly.<p>"They grabbed my wife's body like they …

How to Talk to Your Kids About Death

Talking about death with anyone is unpleasant; talking about it with someone who starts the conversation with “What does ‘dead’ mean?” isn’t just …

A former child slave speaks up: How to stop modern-day slavery

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Rani Hong was just seven years old she was taken from her family in India and sold into slavery. At an age when she should have been playing with dolls and making new friends at school, she was subjected to treatment that left her close to death.<p>"I was transported to another state, …

Social Media

尼泊爾計劃進口中國燃油破印度封鎖

Should we drink bottled water?

Over the last 15 years, the bottled-water industry has experienced explosive growth, which shows no sign of slowing. In fact, bottled water – …

Diabolical little girl held an owl and the Internet had a Photoshop field day

It stands to reason that if you post something weird on the Internet, the Internet will find a way to make it weirder.<p>A photo of a somewhat …

The 34 best hotels in Europe

We recently published a list of the 30 best hotels in the w orld.<p>We pulled out the top hotels in Europe and ranked them here.<p>To create this list, we aggregated five notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites: Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotels, Conde Nast Traveler's …

How Women Trade Amid Tensions in Haiti

The boats are first visible a ways offshore, chugging along at half speed, approaching at dawn from the east. Sixty feet long and made of wood, their bright sides are painted with pious slogans, in Haitian French, that read like prayers the vessels won’t sink: Confiance en Dieu, Christ Capable, …

Watch a Greek Night Patrol on the Frontlines of the Migrant Crisis

One night in early September, TIME went on a night patrol aboard the Commander <i>Kazakos</i>, a Greek coast-guard vessel. Over the past year, the 10-man …

Nasa starts year-long isolation to simulate life on Mars

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1190000/1190039_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524686299_76a0f227ec1bdbf92274d371d182f9bf<p><b>A team of Nasa recruits has begun living in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii to simulate what life would be like on Mars.</b><p>The isolation …

Space Station

Migrant crisis: Grim find of bodies in Austria lorry

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1189000/1189714_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524701591_9c93a45616784ca40c1048f2bcfb59b6<p><b>The bodies of between 20 and 50 migrants have been found in a lorry abandoned in a motorway lay-by near the Austrian border with Hungary, authorities say.</b><p>…

North Africa

Dozens of refugees found dead in truck in Austria

Up to 50 refugees have been found dead in a truck in Austria, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Balkan leaders gathered in Vienna to decide on how to collectively tackle the biggest refugee crisis to hit Europe since World War II.<p>The vehicle, which contained between 20 and 50 bodies, was found …

North Africa

Acts of intolerance tarnish efforts to welcome migrants in Germany

As the wind blew from the east, an acrid smell drifted off the still-smouldering sports centre. Before the blaze broke out, the building was slated to serve as housing for a group of 100 asylum seekers, the first to arrive in Nauen, a small town west of Berlin. No longer: The charred shell, burned …

Desperate migrants find holes in Hungary's razor-wire fence strategy

Viktor Orbán’s populist government hoped to deter new arrivals, but instead, his country is the new focal point of Europe’s migration crisis<p>Majid Szizi and his 12-year-old brother walk wearily, hand in hand, along a railway track from Serbia into Hungary, through the gap in its razor-wire fence. …

大家談中國:台灣朝野的「兩岸關係」困局

現狀下的「兩岸關係」不是台灣之福,也不是中國之福,甚至不是海外華人之福。

Angola Prison and the Shadow of Slavery

A few years ago, I was on a panel at the Tennessee Williams Festival titled “Writing New Orleans: The Most Exotic place in America.” It was held in the largest room in the hotel where the annual literary festival is held, and the room was packed. This surprised me but shouldn’t have: people in New …