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The critical discussion around The Man in the High Castle Amazon Prime series leads me to want to read the Philip K. Dick novel it’s based on — especially since the novel apparently does a much better job at probing what colonialism does to your psyche in imagining what day-to-day reality might look like if America itself was colonized.
[Slate] No Heroes
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2015/11/amazon_s_the_man_in_the_high_castle_based_on_the_philip_k_dick_novel.html

This was Radio Lab’s second most downloaded show of the year, about the fascinating, racially-complicated history of modern American football, as centered on the Carlisle Indian School. You’ll never think of football in quite the same way again.
Radio Lab: American Football Audio
http://www.radiolab.org/story/football/

Neat example of alternative maps
How Marshall Islanders navigated the sea using only sticks and shells
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-marshall-islanders-navigated-the-sea-using-only-sticks-and-shells
The boundary hunters uncovering North Carolina’s lost borders
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/10/north-carolina-lost-county-lines/409090/

Explore your personal place in world demographics in these neat interactive infographics
http://population.io

Using sports analytics to teach math
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/10/07/playing-smart-with-data-using-sports-analytics-to-teach-math/

Analyzing the elements of art: Four ways to think about form
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/10/08/analyzing-the-elements-of-art-four-ways-to-think-about-form/

The UN Sustainable Development Summit has outlined 17 global goals to address three major initiatives: End extreme poverty, fight inequality, and fix climate change
http://www.globalgoals.org
http://www.bostonmamas.com/blog/2015/9/23/you-me-our-kids-and-the-global-goals.html

Kareem Abdul-Jabar has written a Sherlock Holmes novel
http://grantland.com/the-triangle/the-hound-of-basketville-on-kareem-abdul-jabbars-detective-novel/

So many presents on PBS this year: End of Downton Abbey, new season of Sherlock (Abominable Bride at 9 tonight!), Mercy Alexandria. We’ll have to be flexible about bed times.

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