Sunday, August 05, 2018

Sunday Links

The Indisputably Best Dogs In Contemporary Literature

We’re living in an age of inequality. Music struggles to reflect it. 

How Wednesday Addams got her name

Suddenly Savant Some people suddenly become accomplished artists or musicians with no previous interest or training. Is it possible innate genius lies dormant within everyone?

Why Aren’t You Laughing? A very good story about addiction by David Sedaris.

30 Years Ago: What were you doing in 1988?

The Celluloid Heroes of Roots Music A good resource for fans Via

Can you get high by eating parasite infected cicadas doped up on meth and shrooms? The answer is a definite maybe. Via

2018’s Most and Least Educated Cities in America Via

Zootopias: Forward-Thinking Zoos Designed to Advance Animal Welfare 

Car-free cities around the world, including Ghent which I will be visiting this fall.

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has 52500 object records available to browse or search in the online collection.

How an Indigenous Chef Is Decolonizing Canadian Cuisine

"The Hatpin Peril" Terrorized Men Who Couldn't Handle the 20th-Century Woman  Via

A Perfect Mashup of "Where Is My Mind" and "Say It Ain't So"

OrchidBox, Inc. Say goodbye to dead plants.

Statistics Offer Answer to Decades-Long Dispute Over Authorship of Beatles Hit

Nico, Beyond the Icon: Where did Nico’s will to destruction come from? It’s the central mystery of her life and art.

Now you can sleep with the masterpieces

An excerpt from Growing Up Jobs: Lisa Brennan-Jobs recalls memories of her famous father.

Tiny cabin offers an eco-friendly nature retreat  I want to buy a lot with a stunning view and put one of these on it.

The World’s Most Peculiar Company: How does Hammacher Schlemmer, famous for such eccentric and extravagant products as the Navigable Water Park, continue to survive in the age of Amazon? Via

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