Your Morning Cup of Links

Abolish Presidents’ Day

Adding to my Netflix queue

Tom Nichols’ book is finally out. Can’t wait to read it.

Catch a star exploding in action in 2022

Centuries of New York history prepare for a move

I love this dog. So gorgeous.

It’s sad that this is necessary. There was a time when parents took their little shitheads home if they weren’t behaving. It was called common courtesy.

Fear not, America. The system IS working.

What mirrors tell us about animal minds

Italy’s art police

The beauty of books

“Unless your argument is honest, principled, and consistently applicable to both sides, you’re just being tribal.

St Mark’s Basilica is scaffold-free for first time in 20 years

Was Nazi art really that bad?

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Music Monday

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Afternoon Art Break

“Portrait of Wally”
Egon Schiele (1912)


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Poem for the Weekend

by William Henry Davies (1871-1940)

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

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Afternoon Art Break

“A February Morning at Moret sur Loing”
Alfred Sisley (1881)


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Afternoon Art Break

“Psyche Wakes the Sleeping Amor”
Louis Jean Francois Lagrenee (c. 1800)


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Your Morning Cup of Links

How politics is ruining college students

How ‘Sherlock of the library’ cracked the case of Shakespeare’s identity

An essential guide for understanding sea power

California’s Matisse

Thank god. He should never have been hired in the first place.

Thieves steal £2m of rare books by abseiling into warehouse

No, Trump is not like Orwell’s ‘1984’

The careful way to go after Muslim Brotherhood radicals

The devil and Hilary Mantel

Norway turns off FM radio

“How Faulkner convinced me not to become an astronomer”

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