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Posted on February 22, 2019

It’s the Oscars this weekend and it’s happening without a host. The last time that happened was in 1989. With that, I share this little number from the ’89 awards ceremony (you are welcome?). The awards were certainly not without controversy this year, but there are a few good/interesting flicks nominated. Beyond the Oscars, read about a beautiful amber dino tale, the end of economics, edible insects, and Zion Williamson’s shoe.

Oscars 2019: Why Are the Academy Awards Called the Oscars? | Fortune

Your Oscars-Watching Guide For 2019 | Don’t leave! Are you the person who didn’t read past that headline and left the comment saying, “I would never watch the Oscars! Who cares? NPR, I am so disappointed in you!”? I hear you. I have heard you. Welcome. | NPR

My 2019 Oscars Predictions ~ With films like “Roma,” Netflix has become a prestige-cinema contender in this year’s Oscars race. | The New Yorker


My Restaurant Was the Greatest Show of Excess You’d Ever Seen, and It Almost Killed Me ~ When the chefs of Joe Beef in Montreal gave up alcohol, their whole restaurant changed. | Bon Appetit

‘Beautiful’ dinosaur tail found preserved in amber ~ The tail of a feathered dinosaur has been found perfectly preserved in amber from Myanmar | BBC

The End of Economics? ~ Human beings are rarely rational—so it’s time we all stopped pretending they are. | Foreign Policy Magazine

The Normalization of Edible Insects: Interview with Joseph Yoon ~ Joseph Yoon is a Brooklyn-based chef and the executive director of Brooklyn Bugs, which aims to raise awareness on the burgeoning field of edible insects. He is known for the Brooklyn Bugs Festival, an event featuring cooking demonstrations and insect cuisine. | Harvard Political Review

For want of a shoe, the biggest star in college basketball was lost ~ Image of the Week: Duke star Zion Williamson is injured when his Nike blows out, exposing the smelly insole of his sport’s relationship with shoe companies | Maclean’s

Nature Versus Nurture ~ After giving up motherhood thirty years ago for the sake of the climate, Lorraine Glendenning now asks if it was worth it. | Maissoneuve

The Olympics Are Over, but Tessa Virtue Is Just Getting Started ~ It’s been one year since she became the most famous figure skater in the world. How do you move on from being the best? | The Walrus

THE DEVASTATING ALLURE OF MEDICAL MIRACLES ~ SHEILA ADVENTO WAS not feeling well. It was July 6, 2003, and her mother’s house in northern New Jersey was filled with people. | Wired

Freedom is ________. ~ It’s the essential American ideal. We just can’t agree on what it means. Our correspondent hits the road in search of answers. |The California Sunday Magazine

Why We Think Cats Are Psychopaths ~ It’s just “resting cat face.” | Wired

Compiled by Emmeline Hobbs

Knowledge and Learning Officer

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