Your Morning Cup of Links

The hell of socialism

The apple’s enduring sphere of influence

In The American Interest, John McWhorter revisits the ragtime music of Scott Joplin

The oldest museum of American art is not in New York. It’s in New Britain, Connecticut.

No degree? No problem as tight labor market changes the game:

Less educated workers are suddenly hot commodities. San Diego-based Get It Done House Buyers, which buys homes to sell at a profit, began hiring salespeople without a Bachelor’s degree eight months ago because of the tight labor market, says CEO Todd Toback. Turns out they’re his best performers. “They’re really, really hungry,” Toback says. Now, instead of reviewing resumes, he says, “We see how people act during interviews.”

Finding Degas’s lost portrait with a particle accelerator 

Rare 18th-Century ‘Mona Lisa’ Pennies Sell for $870,000 at Auction

London’s Royal Academy of Arts to stage UK’s first survey of Abstract Expressionism in six decades

Hellish Venus might have been habitable for billions of years

A closer look at the art of the Dura house church complex, the world’s oldest Christian church

In defense of Rudyard Kipling and ‘The Jungle Books’

“There’s more to America than your Uncle Bob’s right-wing Facebook circle, and Trump isn’t very well prepared for that.”

A history of Jerusalem’s early 20th-century architects

When car mechanics recreate Renaissance paintings

The NASA scientist who invented the Super Soaker

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