It’s October! The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and it’s time to think deep about fear. This week’s roundup ranges from the fun-fear variety to the truly scary and thought-provoking, so please pick your diversions wisely.
Limetown : “Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. In this seven-part podcast, American Public Radio host Lia Haddock asks the question once more, “What happened to the people of Limetown?”” If you miss Serial, this compelling, creepy, and fictional podcast is going to be the next best thing.
Harvard’s Debate Team Loses to New York Prison Inmates : “Months after winning a national title, Harvard’s debate team falls to a group of NY prison inmates.” The Bard College Prison Initiative is doing great work.
Watch the trailer for the new X-Files : Mulder and Scully are back! Get your conspiracy on.
And speaking of extraterrestrial life… How do you communicate Earth’s cultural heritage to aliens?
I Am a Librarian Who Banned a Book. Here’s Why. : Right on the heels of the OWHL’s Banned Books Week display, an interesting experiment on censorship.
How to Beat Loneliness : We’ve all felt lonely from time to time. But sometimes, things can get out of hand. Psychologist Guy Winch lays out some straightforward tips to deal with the pain of deep loneliness.
Men and Mass Murder : What gender tells us about America’s epidemic of gun violence.