Elsewhere for November 13, 2016

You should read this for 11/13/2016:

 

Ancient Greek mosaics revealed.This is old news, but more restoration has taken place. These are stunning. Go look.

Newly discovered cave etchings date from between 12,000 and 14,500 years ago. Beautiful images of animals, some of them to very large scale, discovered in a cave in the Basque town of Lekeitio.

Via Smithsonian Magazine: Canada Can’t Figure Out Why the Ocean Floor Is Beeping

Masha Gessen via The New York Review of Books Autocracy: Rules for Survival
“However well-intentioned, this talk assumes that Trump is prepared to find common ground with his many opponents, respect the institutions of government, and repudiate almost everything he has stood for during the campaign. In short, it is treating him as a ‘normal’ politician. There has until now been little evidence that he can be one . . . Trump is the first candidate in memory who ran not for president but for autocrat—and won.”

Neal Gabler on BillMoyers.com Farewell, America “Who knew that so many tens of millions of white Americans were thinking unconscionable things about their fellow Americans?”

Greek Chicken and Potatoes via Epicurious

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