Weekly Links 5.26.19

A weekly update of content from around the web including modern takes on the ancient world, material related to this past week’s articles, and a look at what our editorial staff is reading.

This week: 

Ancient Greek method acting.

The Game of Thrones finale and classical literature.

Decolonizing blackness, alongside the classics curriculum.

In defense of the conference.

Six classroom activities for teaching Cleopatra.

The political party using antiquity to “Make Spain Great Again.”

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Donna Zuckerberg: some pieces about Game of Thrones by Cord Whitaker, Jack Halberstam, and Maria Cecire; Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro in conversation; Reductress is killing it lately.

Sarah Scullin: The history of the dream kitchen; imaginary early drafts of aphorisms and adages; not sure how this is news, but "Giles was the real star of Buffy"; NYT interview of Emma Thompson; read this article about the vagus nerve if you want to feel like breathing is just another thing you do wrong; a professor made a decolonized african history book for kids; this article on motherhood as a political category is going to haunt me for some time; literary twitter has a bad habit of tweeting out shitty screenshots to announce new books.

Yung In Chae: Jia Tolentino on losing religion and finding ecstasy, how isolation in schools is hurting students, why dating in your 20s sucks, Curvy Wife Guy has released a song and music video called “Chubby Sexy” and this is not a world I want to live in anymore.

Tori Lee: How reckless loans for taxi medallions devastated NYC cab drivers; how the measles outbreak is fueling anti-Semitism; why people from higher socioeconomic classes get away with incompetence; what it’s like to have multiple personalities; an obituary for the most isolated inmate in American prison history; surgeons who operate on women subjected to genital cutting

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