Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sunday Links 44

Centro Habana heading towards the Barrio Chino, home of the old Shanghai Theatre.

Exploring Cuba, Guided by Graham Greene 'Our Man in Havana' was published at the end of 1958, and much of the city it describes remains intact. (Photo above)

Your Literary Guide to the 2017 Academy Awards Because Hollywood would basically be irrelevant without books.

Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and “the Hollywood elite” took on Washington 70 years ago  While some may dismiss this face-off between Washington and Hollywood as frivolity, the “Hollywood elite” have a historical precedent for being cast as a threatening “other”—and for standing up to fear-mongering and xenophobia in the White House.

11 NYT Crosswords for New Solvers These will keep you busy for a while.

Step One in Paul Ryan’s Meatloaf Recipe: Kill a Deer The political meatloaves in this book turned out to be very metaphoric.

The 17 most beautiful museums around the world  I have only visited one of these: the Pompidou Centre in Paris which I think is a bit of an eyesore.

No professional actors were harmed in the making of these commercials This series of 80s-drenched low-budget ads from Okanagan television station CHBC-TV is hilarious.

One Year Later, Canada’s Syrian Refugee Welcoming Committee is Cooking Up a Storm  When the Canadian government accepted 25,000 refugees into the country, community groups paired arriving families with domestic hosts to show them the ropes. Here’s how one pair of families came together over pita and shawarma

Queens of the Stoned Age The Green Angels are a collective of about 30 models turned high-end-weed dealers. Thanks Bruce!

The Trump Story Project Slate invited 10 writers to imagine the dystopian future of Trump’s America.

Time capsule: the best media of millennium

Copenhagen restaurant juggernaut Noma is no more (at least in its present form). Here is everything that happened on its last day

Pony Nationalism and the Furred Reich: Inside the Alt-Furry's Online Zoo

How a Lost Caravaggio Masterpiece Turned Up in Dublin in the early 1990s after having been missing for two hundred years.

33 Songs That Document the History of Feminist Punk (1975-2015)

William F. Buckley's Firing Line Now Online: Features Talks with Chomsky, Borges, Kerouac, Ginsberg and More

World City Populations Interactive Map 1950-2030

The first volume of the famous Belgian comic "The Adventures of Tintin" was an anti-Soviet propaganda, indoctrinating young readers with anti-communist ideas

Listen to Santiago, a song from So It Is: a Cuban-inspired album from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Words Mean Anything Don’t Anymore: The decline of the English language in the current U.S. political milieu.


Lsamsa said...

Thank you for the NYT crossword puzzles link...this is what gets me excited in my golden years. ;)

The Nag said...

Mr. Nag loves his puzzles too.