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Blindspot Features Trans Actor Jen Richards in Cisgender Role
The prolific actor reprises her role as a CIA agent on the NBC drama tonight.

Evangelical Tony Perkins Goes Nuclear Over Karen Pence Criticism
The Family Research Council president derides anger over anti-LGBTQ policies as “attacks on Christian education by the mainstream media.”

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Do You Need Gender Dysphoria to Be Trans?
Debating the role of anguish in trans identity.

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Marie Kondo doesn't really want you to throw away your books
Bibliophiles can turn the page on being mad at Marie Kondo now.

This Day in History

Dr. William Price Introduces Cremation to the UK (1884)
Price was a Welsh physician, Druid, and famous eccentric best known for introducing cremation to the UK. Eight days after the death of his five-month-old son, Jesus Christ Price, Price attempted to burn the body in accordance with his Druid beliefs. After lighting the pyre, he was arrested, but he successfully defended himself in court, resulting in a decision that set a precedent leading to the permanent legalization of cremation in the UK. What were some of his other eccentric activities? Discuss

Captain James Cook Crosses Antarctic Circle (1773)
An explorer, navigator, and map maker, Cook sailed the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779 and, with the help of new timekeeping instruments, drew the first accurate navigational maps of the area. He became the one of the first people to cross the Antarctic Circle as well as the first European to land on the Hawaiian islands, where he may have been identified by native Hawaiians as the representation of their god Lono. How did this misunderstanding contribute to his death?

The Council of Nablus (1120)
The Council of Nablus was convened to establish the first written laws for the Kingdom of Jerusalem, the Christian kingdom established in 1099 by the First Crusade. The council included both ecclesiastic and secular lords who established 25 canons that addressed both religious and secular issues like tithing, adultery, bigamy, false accusations, legal attire for Muslim residents, and theft. Why, according to the canons, was it necessary for the Christian leadership to organize this council?