Sunday, February 05, 2017

Sunday Links

Amanda Palmer Reads Ella Wheeler Wilcox’s Piercing and Prescient 1914 Protest Poem : “To sin by silence, when we should protest makes cowards out of men.”

Unfold These 5 Origami Channels that are packed full of tutorials from extremely simple to ridiculously complex.

She Spent her Life Hunting for Lost Wallpaper When I moved into my house 30 years ago my walls looked like these.

The places on Earth where nature is most likely to kill you: The world is full of natural hazards, from volcanoes to floods and storms. But where is the risk to human life greatest?

19th-Century Stereoviews of Hell: In these stereoviews populated by skeletons, hell is host to boating races, parties, and even a lavish boudoir for one “Madame Satan.” PfRC

The Emperor's Hairdo

‘Spine-tingling’ lost Bob Marley tapes restored after 40 years in a cellar 

Alert: The Most Northern Settlement in The World A good article on a place I have no inclination to visit. Thanks Bruce!

One Room Hotel way up high in the Tower Park Prague Great view!

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down : Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. Did a similar tool help propel Donald Trump to victory?

How to Freeze Soup, Beans, and Broth 

Fights to Withhold Paintings from Capitol Hill Show Their Political Power: Recent disputes over a painting by an 18-year-old and another from the 19th century illustrate art’s ability to speak truth to power, but also to become a pawn in politicians’ power games.

How to Cook for a Dinner Party includes an easy recipe for Chicken Provençal that looks delicious.

What Peter Pan teaches us about memory and consciousness: With its astute observations about the human brain and behaviour, JM Barrie’s classic tale pre-empted modern neuroscience by decades.

How the Women of the Mormon Church Came to Embrace Polygamy

Cruising England's Oxford Canal 

Breaking Elgar’s Enigma: How a former insurance adjuster claims to have solved the 118-year-old cryptographic mystery of the hidden message in Edward Elgar’s infamous Enigma Variations.

Take a Peek Inside the Original Grand Budapest Hotel. I'd stay there.

Rather Be The Detective: The Scottish crime novelist Ian Rankin and his alter ego, a hard-boiled investigator.

A stellar year in the cellar: Top 20 crazy home inspection photos of 2016  There are a few doozies. Via

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