Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday Links

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Letters and Liquor An illustrated history of cocktails.

Their goal: Meet the Beatles on tour in 1966. Their solution: Impersonate the opening act. Via

Arinthluic, Isle of Coll : An idyllic small estate in Scotland with stunning views to Mull and the Treshnish Islands.

Marvel’s First Female Superhero Written By A Woman The commercially perfect female superhero has needed to be strong enough for a woman, while still being made (primarily) for a man.

The Oatmeal examines how we feel when confronted with new ideas. An interesting read. Thanks Bruce!

How Fonts Are Fueling the Culture Wars  The government of one of the world’s great powers banned a typeface. That is the power of a symbol.

54 art and design museums you should be following on Instagram 

The Sugden House Watford, Hertfordshire, designed in 1955 by the celebrated architects Alison and Peter Smithson, is on the market for the first time. I want it.

A Night with Virginia Woolf at America’s Strangest Literary Hotel A room of one's own,  in view of a lighthouse.

The top 10 movie crimes of all time

The gulls are alright: How a lesbian seagull discovery shook up 1970s conservatives 

Before Wimbledon tennis was played on hourglass-shaped courts

The Novelty and Excess of American Design During the Jazz Age

The 5-Year Quest to Unglue the MacBook Pro’s Battery Years of chemical engineering has resulted in a solution that dissolves Apple's adhesive—and empowers DIY fixers. Via

How Cellophane Changed the Way We Shop for Food  It turns out that cellophane has a story worth telling. Thanks Bruce!

The Sad, Sexist Past of Bengali Cuisine An interesting read.

100 Demon Dialogues – Lucy Bellwood

Kyrgyzstan: a photographer documents a quiet nation waking up to a new dawn “I think I will always remember the first time I arrived in Kyrgyzstan. It was dawn. The soft pink light of the rising sun was touching the wall of mountains in the south of Bishkek. It was all quiet. Everything there seemed eternal.”

Genius man used one first class airplane ticket to eat free for a year  Via

What do animals' facial expressions mean? Scientists are closer to finding out

The John Margolies Archive  Architectural critic and curator John Margolies (1940-2016) traveled the United States and took pictures of roadside amenities, attractions, and architecture from 1969 to 2008, compiling a unique archive of 20th-century Americana. Link to archive

Sex and Marriage in China, Where Generations of Men Outnumber Women: A natural consequence of the now defunct “one-child policy” is that a generation of men in the country far outnumber women—making sex, dating, and marriage a particularly high stakes game.

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