Your Morning Cup of Links

A convent in the Andes that has 20,000 books in its library, 3,500 of them printed between 1450 and 1800, is a reminder of how much physical labor was needed to store knowledge.

The rise of canned fish

So great:

Three Islamic State militants setting up an ambush in a bitterly contested area of northern Iraq were killed by a herd of stampeding boars, local leaders say. Sheikh Anwar al-Assi, a chief of the local Ubaid tribe and supervisor of anti-ISIS forces, told The Times of London the militants were hiding on the edge of a field about 50 miles southwest of Kirkuk when the boars overwhelmed them Sunday.

Word. Old millennials, FTW.

Broadway’s tiny giant: Larry Hart reconsidered

Obama’s Iran deal is even worse than we thought and I already thought it was the worst thing ever.

The ‘Oh, Never Mind’ President

Why not spend your vacation looking for ghosts in Hamlet’s castle?

How a book series has preserved Appalachian culture for nearly 50 years

Premature lambs kept alive in ‘plastic bag’ womb

The paintings of Peter Doig and the poetry of Derek Walcott make for an “entrancing collection”

The theft that inspired Les Misérables

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