Sunday, January 01, 2017

Sunday Links

Some offbeat adventures to bucket list for 2017

90 minutes of the year's best standup comedy albums  The end-of-year episode of Jesse Thorn's Bullseye podcast.

Banned in the USA: The musicians who were silenced after the attacks on 9/11 reflect on Clear Channel’s decision 15 years after the censorship of their songs and what it meant for their careers. Via

'Star Wars: Rogue One' without visual effects 

Inside a hijack: Nearly 30 years after the hijack of Pan Am Flight 73 at Karachi airport, six of the plane's crew have spoken to the media for the first time. An interesting read.

The most breathtaking buildings in the world, according to people who build them for a living.

When Almodóvar’s Movies Come to Life Through Photographs in Madrid 

Camilo Jose Vergara  photographed urban America systematically, frequently returning to re-photograph these cities over time. Along the way he became a historically conscious documentarian, an archivist of decline, a photographer of walls, buildings, and city blocks.

He auctioned off the pistol that killed Trayvon Martin. She watched her child die in a mass shooting. Can they change each other’s minds about guns?

9 best Frank Lloyd Wright homes for sale in 2016 

As Honest Ed's closes its doors closes Marsha Lederman reflects on what the iconic bargain cathedral meant to her immigrant family. Although it's been many years since I shopped there I'm sorry to see it go.

The Most Beautiful Restaurants of 2016 

This tiny 17th-century barn in North Norfolk, UK is now a cozy two bedroom home with “secret” compartments and other charming details.

Charts to restore your faith in humanity If you're feeling down about 2016, maybe a look at the data can help.

Valerie Solanas - The radical feminist who shot Andy Warhol at his New York City studio "The Factory" in 1968

The point of my stories was not to defeat Trump. The point was to tell readers the facts about this man running for president. How reliable was he at keeping promises? How much moral responsibility did he feel to help those less fortunate than he? David Fahrenthold tells the behind-the-scenes story of his year covering Trump.

Doctors confirm 200-year-old diagnosis

Google Puts Online 10,000 Works of Street Art from Across the Globe

The touching series “In Her Own Home” by Melissa Kreider catches the heavy and stressful atmosphere of places in which have been committed domestic crimes. By using police registers of different USA states, the photographer leads an enquiry about those places in which happiness has been replaced by fear and violence.

Over 250,000 Photographs from the George Eastman Museum Go Online

The Ghost Ship Fire and the Paradox of a "Creative City": The disastrous head-on collision of two conflicting obligations that the “creative city” imposes on itself and its residents.


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