Afternoon Links

We accomplished more when everyone was naked (in art)

Researchers find first evidence of water clouds outside the solar system


There is something in us, something ugly and atavistic, that loves a king. Some unhappy people — and they are legion — long for a strong man before whom they can abase themselves, and thereby be relieved of the stress and terror of being responsible for their own lives.”

The $3 billion family art feud

The Road to Rationalia

“There is more genuine cosmopolitanism in Rudyard Kipling and T. E. Lawrence and Richard Francis Burton than in a hundred Davos sessions.”

The Fighting Spirit of the Declaration

The Space Station is becoming a spy satellite for wildlife

The making of the First Folio

An even-handed life of Evelyn Waugh

“Name a country, and we can list its sins. We cannot, however, list virtues and contributions to the human condition that can match those of the United States.

Hero: “Iowa man arrested for lighting fireworks vows to do it again ‘with a blunt in his mouth because this is America.'”

Like humans, monkeys turn grumpy as they get older and would rather not make new friends.


Not enough. We can do better.

Fascinating…and sad: “In Paris, The Lost Generation’s Lost Bookstore”

“People do not rebel against government because it is bad; they rebel because they see no hope that it can be made better, or even cares to listen.”

‘Look in your attics’: global hunt for 100 missing Gottfried Lindauer paintings

We all knew she would get away with it. Hillary is above the law. We’re now a banana republic, where there is one set of rules for the powerful and one set for the rest of us.

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