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What the F Are We Reading? March 22-28

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Keeping you up to date with what the F staff is reading online.

Kenneth Goldsmith Reads Michael Brown’s  Autopsy as Poetry

…and Absolutely Everyone Freaks Out. The staff is pretty split on this one. Was it appropriate? Was it racist? Read and decide for yourself.

Image Courtesy of Rin Johnson via Hyperallergic

Image Courtesy of Rin Johnson via Hyperallergic

Screaming Teenage Girls

This funny story from The Hairpin gives us a scientific look at just WHY thousands of teenage girls experience a kind of hysteria when screaming over their favorite song or pop star.

 

A 58-Year-Old Spanish Woman is Claiming to Be Salvador Dali’s Illegitimate Child

It has been over two decades since the death of Dali and a Spanish woman has just recently filed a lawsuit to obtain information proving her to be his illegitimate child.

Photo Courtesy of Corbis/Getty via the guardian.com

Photo Courtesy of Corbis/Getty via the guardian.com

 

Sotheby’s New Online Auction Platform Launches on Tuesday

Though most of us probably can’t afford what is being auctioned off at Sotheby’s, it’s worth noting that the auction house is now teaming up with Ebay to stream live auctions for online users to participate.

 

A Chicago Artist is Calling for Kanye to Bake his PhD…In a Cake

You can read the reasons for this on the page, but basically we all just want to eat some of this cake.

Image courtesy of bulletmedia.com

Image courtesy of bulletmedia.com

Introducing ‘White Fragility’: The Term Used To Describe When White People Freak Out About Being Called Out On Race Issues.

“These moves include outward display of emotions such as anger, fear and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence and leaving the stress-inducing situation.”

 

FEMA is Denying Disaster Relief Funds to States Who’s Governors Do Not Recognize Climate Change

“If a state has a climate denier governor that doesn’t want to accept a plan, that would risk mitigation work not getting done because of politics,” said Becky Hammer, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council’s water program. “The governor would be increasing the risk to citizens in that state” because of his climate beliefs.”

 

First, They Took God Out of the Classroom, Now Apple is Taking Him Out of the Emojis

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