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Your Morning Cup of Links

The surprising rising popularity of board games

Netflix to restore and release unfinished Orson Welles film

Unbelievable. Literacy is racist, guys.

The best Sinclair Lewis novels for these crazy times

Franz Kafka’s posthumous short stories

Bosch and Bruegel

The passions of Elizabeth Bishop

The poetry, politics, and madness of Ezra Pound

Mussolini’s last lover 

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Your Morning Cup of Links

The world’s largest private Rembrandt collection goes on view at the Louvre

Good piece on the best movie of the year

Solar system that could support alien life discovered

Social media driving Americans insane

The mythic grandeur of old Hollywood is gone

What did Adam Smith really believe?

Dear GOP Congress,
Ignore the clown show in the White House and start passing reforms now. You probably won’t be in power for long.

Why the British tell better children’s stories

Squid communicate with a secret, skin-powered alphabet

Eiffel Tower to get €300 million facelift

The music of the Third Reich

For Ben Franklin’s birthday, his first piece of printing reappears

The music of meaning: how to listen to jazz

First synagogue in 500 years opens in Sicily 

The early life of Prince Edward VI 

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Your Morning Cup of Links

Less can be more: On the merits of simple museum displays

What a beautiful person


500 years of Bosch

Pity the writer at Christmas?

The birth of The Stranger and its subsequent popularity


No, she hasn’t. I’m delighted this child likes to read so much but let’s stop pretending “Clifford the Red Dog” is a real book like “War and Peace” is a real book.


The pistes are alive with the sound of Mozart


“Venus smiled, with a mysterious wave across its atmosphere”

Bach’s God

Why killer whales and humans are two of only three species that go through the menopause


All right fine I’ll go see it

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Video of the Day

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2016 says ‘fuck you’ one last time


You’re the worst, 2016. Just the worst.


Rest in peace, Princess.


You were one hilarious badass.


Just the best



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Afternoon Links

“Trump wants to impose 35 percent tariffs on . . . somebody. He does not seem quite sure. One of the reasons for that is that Trump has the question of trade deficits mixed up in his head with the question of offshoring and, like most Americans, he does not understand either of them very well.”

Vinyl sales overtake digital sales for first time in UK

The lost art of painting on cobweb canvases

YES! “Unfortunately,…viewers…misinterpret Frank Capra’s dystopian nightmare as a heartwarming Christmas tale.”

Gin enjoys record sales in 2016

Baby dinosaur’s 99 million-year-old tail, encased in amber, surfaces in Myanmar

Jamming with the Boston Typewriter Orchestra

Inside the making of Home Alone‘s fake gangster movie

Rare Leonardo da Vinci drawing, worth $16 million, discovered by Parisian auction house

The battle for Mosul stalls

Media attacks on HGTV’s Gaines family and Victoria’s Secret are part of why Trump won

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra returns $500,000 looted Signac painting

“Hook” deserves a place in Robin Williams’ Hall of Fame

Secrecy and the Royal Archives

Inside CostCo: The Magic In The Warehouse

Stravinsky’s lost Funeral Song to receive its first performance in 107 years.

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Video of the Day

This is really interesting.

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