Monthly Archives: June 2017

Video of the Day

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Afternoon Art Break

“The Awakening of the Forest”
Paul Delvaux (1939)

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Afternoon Links

Why I don’t bother wading into these “debates” anymore. It’s just dumb tribalists screaming lies. There’s no point.

“I’m glad the Dyke March banned Jewish stars”

It’s time to bring Branwell, the dark Bronte, into the light

The Worst Generation

New book apps

SAD!

Will a 12-part opera distributed online work?

If only someone had warned them

This is so horrible. The horrible – but inevitable – outcome when a society decides to let the state control everything.

The AP investigates its operations in Nazi Germany

The truth about owls

What makes song lyrics poetry?

Alexander von Humboldt’s cosmogony and the Hudson River School

Does democracy die in rudeness?

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Afternoon Art Break

“Discovery”
Rene Magritte (1927)

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Afternoon Links

Lol. Oh Florida, how I love you so.

Good news. Civil asset forfeiture is where due process goes to die.

The hidden treasures in Italian libraries

New seafloor map reveals how strange the Gulf of Mexico is

Derek Turner reviews a new edition of Hans Holbein’s Dance of Death

Why Elvis memorabilia is plummeting in value

Why do we swim?

The power of singing hymns you don’t understand

Setting Whitman to music

Can Athens become Europe’s new arts capital?

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Afternoon Art Break

“Portrait of Madame de Pompadour”
Francois Boucher (1756)

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Your Morning Cup of Links

The Lunar Sea: The moon influences life in a surprising and subtle way…with its light.

The Trump family shouldn’t fight Shakespeare. They’ll lose.

Inside the 1950s LSD therapy that changed Cary Grant’s life

Detroit’s DIY cure for urban blight

Do androids dream of electric guitars? Exploring the future of musical A.I.

A history of the Giro d’Italia and what makes it so different from the Tour de France

Lol. Oh the irony.

Yep. Sad!

How the Democrats lost their way on immigration

Is Shakespeare over-lauded, over-performed, and over-taught? 

A history of moonshine

Lol

So, you want a Swiss health care system?

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