My reading list through August. What am I missing?
Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart.
Alex: “I’m enjoying this book. It’s a satire on love stories and describes a weird, bleak future. The story is about a man who is trying to reclaim his youth by being with a woman who is much younger than him. Both characters have a lot of faults. She’s brash and you want to feel sorry for him but you can’t, because he himself is so flawed. The way they interact with technology is really interesting to me and what impact it has on their life and relationship. But overall the story doesn’t relate to me or my life which makes me kind of glad.”
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"I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best. " -Frida Kahlo
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Environmentalists sue California for ‘rubber stamping’ use of honeybee-killing pesticides
Three environmental and food safety nonprofits are suing the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) over its approval of insecticides linked to the massive die-off of honeybees in the state, saying the agency violated state laws by doing so.
The Pesticide Action Network North America, the Center for Food Safety, and Beyond Pesticides joined together to file the suit in a California Superior Court. They point to current research blaming the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), the disease killing off honeybees and threatening pollination of the world’s crops, on two popular insecticides.
The two products, clothianidin and imidacloprid, are both types of neonicotinoids. Another study found that bees exposed to "field-realistic" doses of neonicotinoid insecticides gather less than half the pollen that they normally do, dooming their young to starvation.
The deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil by photographer Rodrigo Baleia. (via the Wall Street Journal)
In case you were wondering who stays in Edinburgh Castle during the Edinburgh International Film Festival, well, it’s these guys.