Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sunday Links 33

Iggy Pop likes to sing to his cockatoo 

Bob Dylan's Nobel Speech

Inside the Lives of Georgia’s Child Brides: With girls marrying as young as 12, Georgia has one of the highest rates of child marriage in Europe.

Caitlin Moran: ‘I brought the Observer staff a suitcase of vomit, and they gave me a job’ The Times columnist, and former winner of the Observer’s young reporter of the year award, talks about her first day in the office.

Annie Glenn: 'When I called John, he cried. People just couldn't believe that I could really talk' Thanks Bruce.

Foods You Should Not Put in the Refrigerator 

How the Soviets invented the internet and why it didn't work Soviet scientists tried for decades to network their nation. What stalemated them is now fracturing the global internet.

Ben Abeba An otherworldly restaurant perched on the edge of a jagged cliff next to a medieval holy city in Lalibela, Ethiopia.

Measuring Life by the Stars in Greco-Roman Antiquity: The oldest known example of a portable sundial is in the shape of a ham. The Ham of Herculaneum, which dates to the end of the 1st century, was discovered in 1755 in the Villa dei Papiri, a site destroyed in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

The Last Unknown Man Early one summer morning a Burger King employee found a naked man lying unconscious in front of the restaurant’s dumpsters. An officer filed an incident report indicating that a “vagrant” had been found “sleeping,” and an ambulance took him to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah, where he was admitted on August 31, 2004, under the name “Burger King Doe.”

Dead Bookstore: Spines are broken, stitches cut, staples straightened. One by one books are deconstructed, sheets unfolded, examined and stacked. Nothing’s thrown away: disembodied covers in one pile, loose pages in another, beautiful evidence scanned and sorted and put on display.

In Tucson, Talking to Raul About Life Under Trump: Raul lives here in Tucson on an expired green card. He was born in Tijuana and moved to Southern California when he was eleven. His family started a Mexican restaurant outside San Diego; it turned into two.

Out of This World Restaurants 

Undone by motherhood, judged by her husband, thirty-two-year-old Rachel Clayborne flees with her baby in the middle of the night for the one place on earth that's been her refuge: her grandmother's lake house in northern Wisconsin. An excerpt from Amy Hassinger's novel, After the Dam.

The world’s oldest inns, bars and taverns I've been to a few of these. The Angel Inn (#13) is virtually in my back yard.

Osteria Francescana is, according to Michelin, the best restaurant in Europe. Does it live up to the hype?

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