Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday Links 25

Who Nominates Writers for the Nobel Prize? In most cases we have no idea who the nominators are until 50 years after the prize is awarded, when the Nobel Foundation makes the records public.

Sotheby's is auctioning David Bowie's collection of Memphis Design Group signature pieces. Via 

Aran Goyoaga, food writer and blogger at Cannelle et Vanille, demonstrates the ideal dessert for marrying flaky, buttery crust with sweet, seasonal fruit filling without the pressures of perfect: a galette.

It's Sweater Weather!

How I came to edit the book that became It’s All One Case: The Illustrated Ross Macdonald Archives  is a story that actually began 46 years ago, in the winter of 1970, when freelance New York music journalist Paul Nelson placed a long-distance phone call to Kenneth Millar in Santa Barbara, California. Read more 

In Peoria, Illinois, a trove  of nearly 200 glass negatives from the late 1800s and early 1900s has been found in the corner of the attic in a condemned house.

How one man’s idea for the AIDS quilt made the country pay attention Twenty-nine years ago, the AIDS Memorial Quilt was unfolded on the Mall for the first time, with 1,920 panels. Today, it has grown to more than 49,000. The project was the idea of Cleve Jones, a San Francisco gay rights activist.

So Who Exactly is Bob Dylan, Newly Crowned Nobel Laureate?

Trump, China, and the Ties That Bind A visit to the Chinese factories that made Donald Trump’s clothing brand possible.

The US National Archives launches an online resource of GIFs from its collections of historic film, photography, art, and animation.

Poet at Work  How should a poet make money?

Have you ever dreamed of staying in one of those incredible homes you see on design blogs then realized you could never afford to? 7 Stunning London Homes you can afford to rent.

The Swimwear Industry’s Most Popular Fit Model

When Michelin released their inaugural guide for Singapore no one expected to see two hawker stalls receive the prestigious recognition of being awarded a Michelin star. Now one of them is selling its  recipe for Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken. Offer at least $2mil and it could be yours.

I Found My Photo Portfolio That Went Missing for 30 Years

Paris’ 1920s Hotel Bachaumont is reopening with all its former grandeur after four decades  Via

The Power to Change: 12 Brilliantly Reclaimed Energy Stations

Christopher Columbus was awful (but this other guy was not)


A Lady in London said...

Thanks for including my blog in your round up!

The Nag said...

Thank you, Lady in London. I visit London quite often and your blog has been a great resource for neighbourhoods, shops and restaurants that I might have missed otherwise.