Robot History; Cannibal Robots; Wakey-wakey, Roverbot; Robot Taxi; Robot Fears; Injury Bot; Roboraptor vs Puppies; shittyrobots tag; Bite my shiny metal asp; Space Robots for everyone; Robot playlist for kiddo.
Listing the greatest songs by 21st century women; acquiring Artemesia Gentileschi; remembering activist Maria L. de Hernandez; applauding Therese Okoumou, shero for liberty; celebrating Kate Bush & Emily Brontë; & Emily Brontë; & Emily Carr, Canadian art pioneer; energizing recognition for women of science; peeking at Parker Posy's memoir; enjoying Nahre Sol's Pocket Pieces compositions; feeling good with Summery Lesbian Movies for Summer Lesbianing.
Recently on Mefi, people and places around the world, enchanting, mysterious and magnetic:
40 years of Shenzhen, from market village to SEZ
Breaking the Ice, rare Icelandic funk- and soul-inspired music
Central Station, stories from cattle stations in the Australian outback
Georgia Has a Coast? Photos by drone of the Georgia coast that fills his soul
Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran: looking at the lives of women during the Qajar dynasty (1796-1925)
La Scarzuola: deep in Italy, one man’s surrealist mini-city sleeps
Arundhati Roy on the politics of language and translation in India
Beyond 'Florida Man': The problem with writing about Florida
Figures In The Stars: comparing 28 different sky cultures
This is a thread about what my friend found in her attic...
Fascinating post from MartinWisse about the discovery, sorting, and disposition of a treasure trove of pamphlets, copies of Gay Comix and other LGBT literature, as well as several dozen buttons for various political and lgbt campaigns from a crucial period for the LGBTQI+ movement.
Recently served on Mefi:
Making 4,000-year-old stew | Wiki-Food and (mostly) Women | Let's Cook History vids | Epicurious asked 50 people to do some basic kitchen prep work and filmed the mayhem | Thinking about Chicken tenders | Donug‽ | The popular Budget Bytes recipe collection / blog | Bowl food | A Taste of South Sudan | The Weird and Wavy History of Wine Coolers | Feelings about cottage cheese
What are some songs that tell a story?
What's the oldest painted portrait of a dog?
What did a floral anchor symbolize, in a book by L.M.Montgomery?
What are scientific results or inventions that were famously demonstrated?
When is this wallpaper from?
How can I stop farting so much?
Jane the Brown has a fascinating comment on 19th century home bread making in ShooBoo's fresh, piping hot post "The Rise of Baking Powder"
We've borrowed the quidnunc kid's kind message of love and sharing to all of us to wrap up some touching, interesting, inspiring, educational, fun and/or funny posts to take our minds off certain recent events:
Dear hearts, I should write to you all and each only to say: you are dear, precious, lovely and great hearts. But my words are all worthless, and your honest hearts are greater than my useless words. Persist, I beg you; if we cry together maybe fate will let us halve our tears. But better that you have relief, if the Earth did not make hearts for only weeping.