Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday Links

Richardson Olmsted Complex in Buffalo: A Historic Insane Asylum Turned Hotel 

The Late Tom Wolfe and the Hunter S. Thompson Letters "Dear Tom… You worthless scumsucking bastard. I just got your letter of Feb 25 from Le Grande Hotel in Roma, you swine!"

Street Leak is a Spotify playlist dedicated to amazing street performers.  via

1927 documentary on how to dial a telephone

The latest from the "True Stories" series by cartoonist Lauren eLL (Lorenzo) Previously

American Airlines expands list of banned emotional support animals  Starting July 1, passengers on American Airlines flights will be prohibited from flying with frogs, hedgehogs, and goats even if they are therapy animals.

How to Hack Your Way to the Perfect Burger Enhance flavour, eliminate soggy buns, and end slippery lettuce slides.

The Refined, Scandalous Art of Japan's Traditional Woodblock Tabloids 

Lost, stolen, blown up and fed to pigs: Their whereabouts may be a mystery. But these treasures by the likes of Leonardo, Caravaggio and Jan van Eyck could still turn up.

Arshile Gorky's Muse Recalls Their First Date I want to read Arshile Gorky: The Plow and the Song, which will be published later this month.

A Mad Men Era Guide to Bar Hopping in New York City

Save Family Photos  On a mission to save and share family stories, one photo at a time

This Canadian Home is like a Fairy Tale I've never been partial to A-frames but this one is kind of cool.

Victoria and Albert Museum holds the only known copy of a complete inventory of 'Entartete Kunst' (or Degenerate Art) confiscated by the Nazi regime from public institutions in Germany, mostly during 1937 and 1938. via

If Some of Literature’s Most Complicated Male Characters Were Just Reasonable People Instead

A Tour of Small-Town Sicily This article brings back memories of a wonderful vacation in Sicily many years ago.

How Gerrymandered is Your State?

A 300 year old folly hidden in a wood that you can sleep in Hidden away in a private wood is a 300 year old folly, Queen Anne’s Summerhouse. Queen Anne never visited it, but you can.

“It was never a question of making a fashion story": Jules Moskovtchenko's honest depiction of London's pearlies

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home 

Evelyn Waugh's Gloucestershire home goes on the market for £3m: Piers Court has just landed on the market for the first time since 2004.

10 haunted theatres you can visit

Open-Plan Homes Might Not Be Great For Entertaining Schumacher Homes’ “messy kitchen”  approach hides one kitchen behind another.

The Best Hotels in the World 2018

Ever wondered where cashew nuts come from? Now you know why they're so expensive.

Kai Piha - History of Waikiki

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