Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunday Links

The Great British Baking Show is a very gentle reality series and a perfect antidote to that vile Republican Convention.  I happen to be addicted to it. Here's a recap of last night's show for those of you who haven't been following it.

This recipe for a  Cheesy Zucchini Parm Sandwich from New York City-based chef Tyler Kord's  A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches sounds mighty good.

Spike Lee's wonderful film Do The Right Thing turns 27 years old this summer. Here's the story behind the film.

Use Deep Learning to Automatically Colorize Black and White Photos 

The Olympian and the terrorist.

A Road Trip to Flannery O'Connor's Farm: Andalusia and the ache of identity.

I loved the food in Sicily. In fact I loved everything about the place.

These geode wedding cakes are pretty cool.

A split-screen tour of the same streets in downtown L.A., from the nineteen-forties and today.

Black Tom, the Captain’s Imp: A 19th Century Seafaring Cat 

Canadian author Cathy Gildiner gets up close and personal with elk.

Go for a walk on the unusual secret streets of Paris.

Five IKEA hacks in one bedroom.

The 17 Le Corbusier projects that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites

New York Legs

Jeff Buckley’s record collection gets an interactive website

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Martha Wainwright - Factory

Neglected Ducks Get Their First Swim

These ducks had never been swimming before. After some initial hesitation they took to it like ducks to water!


BBC's London Calling Series Is a Great Way to Discover The City

The series was filmed before the London Olympics. It begins with rough edged Shoreditch in East London with its "pubs, clubs, bars and drugs".

Other episodes cover Whitechapel, one time home of Jack the Ripper, Hampstead with its lovely heath, vibrant Peckham, multicultural Dalston, Edgware Road with its middle eastern restaurants and Smithfield, an island of working-class tradition slowly sinking in a sea of gentrification.

Guy Tidies Up Messy Graffiti

I don't know who this guy is but I suspect he might have a touch of OCD. I wonder how the original taggers feel about having their work "corrected".

 More here