Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sunday Links

Within Our Gates (1920), the oldest known surviving film made by an African-American director is a searing account of the US racial situation during the early twentieth century.

Was an Owl the Real Culprit in the Peterson Murder Mystery? It is lurid, tinged with drugs and alcohol, replete with an ongoing extramarital affair with a prostitute, and soaked in blood—lots of blood. It also spawned a criminal defense theory that sounds like a punch line: The owl did it.

Your Man For Fun In Rapidan: Some Things I Say To My Dog A very, very funny post via

 Because no one wants a soggy bottom

Pioneering Canadian Women In Electronic Music  On the surface, the early electronic era in Canada looks like a man’s game, yet looking a little deeper you’ll find Canadian women on the margins, surrounded by tape machines, computers and instruments of their own making.

Doner dinner: 50 years of the kebab 

A collection of lovely Art Nouveau doors from around the world. Thanks Bruce!

I took some photos of the SuperMoon over the Detroit River the other night. They were crappy. Here are some beautiful ones of that big, fat moon taken by more skilled photographers.

You can now browse The Aberdeen Bestiary Online

Evolution of Decay When no budget exists to care for American buildings and entire cities are left behind by economic progress, the forces of nature and decay take over.

The 14 Features of Eternal Fascism: In 1995, Italian novelist and philosopher Umberto Eco wrote a piece  for The New York Review of Books.

Do any of you remember Biba, the iconic London fashion store of the 1960s and 1970s?

From public art as a tool of control to grief in games to the science of colour, here are 20 Art and Culture Podcast Episodes you should hear.

The Great JPEG Shootout Which popular digital camera produces the most desirable JPEG photos straight-out-of-camera?

A lovely collection of art deco houses on the WowHaus website

This cheeseboard with  Blue Cheese Prosciutto Dates is a lovely and simple holiday dish to pass around.

The Canadian town of Silver Islet was once the richest silver mine in the world. It is now a ghost town.

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is a compendium of invented words written by John Koenig. Each original definition aims to fill a hole in the language—to give a name to emotions we all might experience but don’t yet have a word for. Thanks Bruce!

The five most memorable dresses of the Big Screen

How would you like to live in Poundbury, Prince Charles’s model village in Dorset?

Remembering Gwen. I so admired this woman.

The ancient city of Matera has been on my bucket list for some time.

The Nib is political satire, journalism and non-fiction comics that illustrate what is going down in the world.

Kino Lorber is crowdfunding an effort to rerelease more than a dozen  early American films  made by female directors between 1910 and 1929.

Capgras Syndrome in the Digital Age This mental disorder gives us a unique insight into the digital age.

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