Sunday, April 29, 2018

Sunday Links


Little Egyptian faience model of a hedgehog (above) from a tomb at Abydos, made around 1,500–1,300 BC @AshmoleanMuseum

Guidelines for Handling William Faulkner's Drinking During Foreign Trips From the US State Department (1955)

The Summer of ’78 2,924 color slides, pictures made in parks across New York City’s five boroughs late in the summer of 1978. No one had looked at them for 40 years. Lots of bell bottoms, no cell phones.

50 Ways The World is Getting Better: A reminder that progress is there even when it doesn’t feel like it.

What would most delight a serious Joni Mitchell fan?  How about a whole album full of 11 excellent songs you’ve never heard before, which Joni wrote between 1964 and 1969 but never got around to recording?

Scarlett O’Hara House’s neighbor in Beacon Hill is on the market  The 1,795-square-foot townhouse at 3 Rollins Place in Beacon Hill abuts the so-called Scarlett O’Hara House which, as it turns out, is not really a house at all.

In the Place Where Prince Lived Rebecca Bengal and photographer Alec Soth, his onetime next-door neighbor, went looking for the places Prince had called home.

Roman Recipes and the Senses: The most famous recipe book is Apicius’ De re coquinaria or On the subject of cooking. I'd make the mussels with lentils but I appear to be out of liquamen and defrutum.

Getting down to the nitty-gritty of reduplication: Have you ever been to Baden-Baden or Walla Walla? Have you worn a tutu or a lava-lava? Have you eaten a bonbon or suffered from (let’s hope not!) beriberi?

I would love to see this new exhibition in Tokyo that traces Japanese lifestyle changes through vintage graphic design and products 

A Window into the World of Diane Arbus Photographs from the portfolio, “A box of ten,” reveal some of the photographer’s secrets

HotDiggety Dog! The Kennel Club In Piccadilly Has A Whole Dog Library

Feeling the Love from Japan's Traditional "Boar Eye" Inome Window It looks like a heart but is thought to have originated from the shape of the eye of a wild boar and has been around for over 1400 years. Via


How Gabriel García Márquez Created a World in a Sentence
: The novelist Mary Morris explains how the opening line (above) of One Hundred Years of Solitude shaped her path as a writer.

 How Much Fish How big would a fish have to be before a cat can't steal it?

Find out more about your name Type in any name and see its origins, statistics and popularity rankings. There have been 371k Marilyns in the US since 1880.

The American Scholar's list of the ten best sentences in English literature.Via 

Short-lived, almost-forgotten satire mag ‘Americana’ took a shiv to FDR’s America Publishing historians cite it mainly for two things: its impressive roster of contributors and its exceedingly brief publication run. Via

The Online Bicycle Museum A nice collection of vintage children's bicycles

Deli Meat Clerk Helps Picky Cat Choose The Right Meat 

Giant, Intact Egg of the Extinct Elephant Bird Found in Buffalo Museum. Fewer than 40 such eggs are held in public collections today.

2 comments:

xoxoxoBruce said...

Every time I click on a link to Dangerous Minds, from any site not just here, my PC freezes up and have to open Task Manager to escape.

The Nag said...

That's weird.