Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday Links

Starry Night shows hippocampal neurons after two days in culture.
CHRISTOPHE LETERRIER

When Neuroscientists Become Artists (image above)

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, The Vietnam War, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history. Extended Look

Mr Darcy on Tinder? If Jane Austen characters used dating apps

The Traditional Games Nintendo Continues To Sell Via

Annie Dillard's Classic Essay 'Total Eclipse' : “Seeing a partial eclipse bears the same relation to seeing a total eclipse as kissing a man does to marrying him.”

Acid Tests: How The Merry Pranksters Gave LSD To America 

What Happens in an Internet Minute in 2017? Thanks Bruce!

"People always wanted us to stay the same, but we can't stay in a rut. no one else expects to peak at 23, so why should we? Rubber Soul, for me, is like the beginning of my adult life." - Paul McCartney. Rubber Soul, the Beatles' Breakthrough Album 

Stephen King's 10 Most Terrifying Human Villains  Via

The Bottles of Booze We'd Bring to a Desert Island Duct tape might solve some problems but Wild Turkey solves the rest.

An American story: How the closure of the oldest General Motors car plant in the US left a city battered but unbowed To understand the sadness, anger and defiance that is shaping US politics, look to Janesville, Wisconsin.

British funnymen Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are back with the third installment of their dining-comedy series, The Trip to Spain - See the trailer 

Tale of two cities: Two Photographers Shoot Radically Different Portraits Of “New” Detroit

The Outdated Architecture of Parliaments Around the World Does the architecture of a nation’s parliament building help shape its politics?

Hundred-Year-Old Antarctic Fruitcake Found in 'Excellent Condition'

36 Hours in Granada, Spain | Daily 360

French kisses The French greet each other with kisses on the cheek but the number of kisses varies across the country. Usually one is not enough and five is way too many, unless you're in Corsica. Thanks Bruce!

Forever Yesterday: Peering Inside My Mom’s Fading Mind Kevin Sampsell bears witness to the ways in which Alzheimer’s has been pulling his mother back in time, and taking over her life.

A Perfume Devotee in the Land of French Fragrance  In and around Grasse, France, a confluence of soil, sun and temperature nurtures the roses, jasmine and other flowers that make this town a perfume capital. Thanks NewDeal Progressives!

The accidental invention of the Illuminati conspiracy

Author Alissa Nutting enjoyed some downtime in a cabin in Minnesota before resuming her book tour, eating “almost anything coated in orange dust,” stacking McGriddles buns “like poker chips,” and drinking cheap beer (“my favorite food”).

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