Sunday, December 04, 2016

Sunday Links 32

Decades in the Making: Fidel Castro’s Obituary Sixteen New York Times journalists recount their work on the Cuban revolutionary’s obituary, first drafted in 1959.

Diagnosed with autism late in life: 'All my life suddenly made sense' 

This new hotel in London is designed to attract artists, actors, and musicians and accommodations are offered at a discounted rate to any creative.

Empress Dowager Cixi: The most important woman in Chinese history

The most shared ads of 2016

Three babies, three doorsteps: cracking a 40-year-old mystery. Janet Keall was abandoned on a B.C. hospital stoop in 1977. She’s been haunted by questions ever since: Who left her and why? This year, she found some astonishing answers.

The art of gentrification: city data made beautiful Graphic designer Herwig Scherabon looks at the patterns of income inequality and segregation in large cities, from London to LA, portraying the data in a range of styles.

Dr. Seuss was not even in the general vicinity of fucking around 

Confessions of an Instagram Influencer I used to post cat photos. Then a marketing agency made me a star.

Cambridge's New Road Markings Are Supposed to Be Confusing The "ghost roundabout" provokes an existential micro-crisis in drivers. Thanks Bruce!

Emily Dickinson’s Singular Scrap Poetry On letters, envelopes, and chocolate wrappers, the poet wrote lines that transcend the printed page.

The Environmentally Friendly Container Home I'd live here.

It's a Dog Tag's Life A history of military ID tags.

Name the TV Show From the 3-Word Clue 

One of the highlights of Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Waltz,” which documents the Band’s farewell concert in 1976, is a performance of “‘The Weight’ by the Band’s Robbie Robertson.

I Was a Ghostwriter for a Ghostwriter On time spent in a memoir sweatshop.

How Civil War Soldiers Gave Themselves Syphilis While Trying to Avoid Smallpox

Geek Love  Growing up gay was tough for my twin brother. Dungeons & Dragons made life easier.

Leonard Cohen: Life and Legacy of the Poet of Brokenness 

Hemingway X-raOriginal Hospital Record And X-Rays For Hemingway's Wartime Injuries

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