The best things we’ve been reading/looking at this week:
Maddy Mahon, assistant producer: I’ve always thought that near death experiences could be categorized with alien abductions and Bigfoot sightings, but this Salon article by a professor at the University of Montreal may have changed my mind.
Alex DiPalma, assistant producer: Came across this New York Times magazine story from 2006 while doing research for next week’s show on resilience. Really interesting examination of how people overcome adversity.
Meggan Ellingboe, assistant producer: Maybe it’s because I just discovered the show “Friday Night Lights” (now off air) that I would think a film fest of sports movies would be interesting to attend. It seems that sports and the culture around particular ones can be as much a window into a region’s culture as the arts.
However, as long as I mention the arts, here’s a clip of art narrating history: