Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunday Links

Unraveling the emotional depth of Edward Hopper's Nighthawks (above)

The Sequel Songs of George Harrison: Paul McCartney was “the cute Beatle,” Ringo Starr was “the funny Beatle,” and George Harrison was “the sequel Beatle.”

Jared Kushner Plays the Lottery and The Mooch has a nosh.

The "A Bit More" button doesn’t reinvent the appliance’s form. It finds its soul instead. I too adore my Breville toaster. Via

The 12-Hour Goodbye That Started Everything 

The Sicilian bar in “The Godfather” where Michael Corleone learns Apollonia's name still open for business

How Goya Got His Groove Back: Just as Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes set to work on painting what interested him, the King came knocking. Very cute.

Decision fatigue? A Neuroscientist's strategy for limiting decisions: Pick 2nd menu item

I was so sad when The Toast bid us adieu last year and rode off into the sunset but was excited to discover that they just couldn't quit us and returned to post one day of new content for literally no reason! Joan Didion and Anna Wintour: Best Friends Forever is hilarious.

Girl gangs: Portraits of Chicano girl culture from the 1990s Thanks Bruce!

The Hoarders Who Never Clean Their Nightmare Desktops I'm obsessive about keeping my desktop totally clean so this upsets me a bit. Via

10 People Who Found The Best Things In Thrift Stores, Flea Markets And Garage Sales

Property of the week: a Dutch eco-home built into the earth Beautiful!

Watching and Lamenting the Death of the New York Diner: What’ll it be for the New York diner? BLT (light on mayo), 2 eggs over easy, or extinction?

@darkstockphotos tweets disturbing stock photography found on the web. Totally creepy. Via  

IKEA catalogue 2017: Defining "domestic bliss" in different cultures 

After filming the shower scene in Hitchcock's "Psycho," Janet Leigh stopped taking showers for years The film had the same effect on me.

Facebook worker living in garage to Zuckerberg: challenges are right outside your door. As the Facebook CEO travels across the US to ‘learn about people’s hopes and challenges’, the cafeteria workers at his company struggle to make ends meet.

Extraordinary Swedish greenhouse creates a Mediterranean climate around a three-bedroom home.

The TELUS Health Brain Project is a large-scale outdoor exhibit that brings brain health, art and imagination to the streets of Toronto. Via

The Ghost Villages of Newfoundland A controversial government resettlement program left centuries-old fishing villages abandoned. I'll be there  in a few weeks so might see some of these.

The Worst White House Kitchen in History? Eleanor Roosevelt didn’t care what she ate. She had no palate, she wasn’t interested in food, it gave her no pleasure—or at least people have been saying these things ever since she became a public figure in the 1920s.

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