Category Archives: Around the World

Afternoon Links

The real reason Jeff Bezos grinds Trump’s gears

Truly the dumbest time to be alive. (But please let there be a Confederate general named Dick Vitale.)

The cost of leaving is too high and the cost of winning is too high, so we’re stuck in this stalemate…forever, apparently.

Is ‘slow art’ the next big art movement?

Yes! Now I can’t wait for Christmas.

A must-read: “Down Syndrome Speaks”

Remember: never, ever go to Mexico.

What a disgrace

Italy’s brutal calcio storico tournament

Food at the Tour de France

Is cultural appropriation ever appropriate? (Yes.)

Inside Facebook’s moderation center in Berlin

“For a day, our political troubles were eclipsed”

Nancy Pelosi flunks Constitutional law

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Your Morning Cup of Links

Dunkirk and our crisis of national identity

Today in “if Obama had said it”…This is also rich coming from a guy whose actual house looks like it was decorated by Flavor Flav’s dentist.

The long and strange quest to discover where babies come from

The slow death of the electric guitar

There is no man on a horse coming to solve our problems, no matter how ‘tough’ he is — or pretends to be.”

The GOP has become the party of the grotesque

Special Forces test out ‘Boba Fett” combat helmet

It’s not good to see so many generals in the White House

A reporter’s journey through Tripoli: Long lines, kidnappings, and murder

Remember all those left-wing pundits who drooled over Venezuela?

A history of the short story

Why Broadway’s “1984” audiences are fainting, vomiting, and getting arrested

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Your Morning Cup of Links

Don’t resign, Jeff Sessions. Make him fire you.

If only a loud group of people had warned that this administration would turn into a horrendous clusterfuck.

“It is a multitiered tower of political idiocy, a sublime monument to the moronic, a gaudy, gleaming, Ozymandian folly that leaves many of the president’s prior efforts in its shade. Let us walk through the levels of stupidity one by one…”

“Mr. President, please be quiet.”

It won’t change, because he can’t change. Character is destiny, now and forever.”

Why it’s hard to take Democrats seriously on Russia

Sharks’ social lives are way more interesting than yours

Sperm counts among Western men have halved in last 40 years

What a fucking disgrace. So glad I left this party.

The Shakespeare that almost didn’t happen

The National Museum of China was the world’s most visited museum last year

The savage beauty of central Italy

What happened to video games based on movies?

Zen and the art of the world’s deadliest motorcycle race

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Weekend Links

“South Wind,” a strange literary best-seller, a hundred years later

Sad that this needs to be explained

“Trump should get off his phone and start lying to my face”

“Sean Hannity, the self-abasing monkey-butler of the Trump regime”

We wouldn’t want to depict pirates in a bad way! So stupid.

The Vatican’s statement on the Charlie Gard case is a disgrace

Picasso’s bulls

The romance of the eclipse

Life as a Lego master builder

A.E. Housman: The Laureate of Loneliness

Germany’s techno DJs, a thoughtful lot

Who names diseases and can they be improved?

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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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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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Your Morning Cup of Links

Challenge accepted, Canada. Challenge accepted.

Saudi Arabia deports 15,000 Qatari camels

An unusually clear refutation from SCOTUS of the “hate speech is not free speech” nonsense

How did this idiot cop not get convicted? It’s unbelievable. Apparently, cops are a special class of citizen who can just shoot people if they happen to feel afraid. Infuriating.

Makes me sad. Used to be one of my favorite sites.

This common butterfly has an extraordinary sex life

Free speech, the goose, and the gander

The great past of the horse

Prince Philip’s early life

A look at Edgar Allan Poe’s prescient cosmology

Amedeo Modigliani may be the world’s most forged artist

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