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David Sibley’s Sibley’s Birding Basics

David Sibley, the author and illustrator of Sibley’s Birding Basics is best known as the man responsible for The Sibley Guide to Birds (second edition 2014). David Sibley is also the content expert behind the iOS app The Sibley eGuide. The son of an ornithologist, Sibley grew up birding, beginning to draw…

Elsewhere for April 14, 2018

You should read this for 4/14/2018: Books, Writing, and Language A Landslide of Classic Art Is About to Enter the Public Domain An elegy for handwriting? This TLS review of two books about handwriting discusses Ann Trubek’s somewhat wretched and very slanted The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting. As…

Elsewhere for April 7, 2018

You should read this for 4/7/2018: Art and Film Amazing Macro-Photography Of Individual Snowflakes [10 Pictures] Books, Writing, and Language 22 Ambassadors Recommend the One Book to Read Before Visiting Their Country If male authors described men in literature the way they describe women Department Of Homeland Security Compiling Database…

Elsewhere for March 31, 2018

You should read this for 3/31/2018: Art and Film The National Museum Of Scotland Is Putting Its Entire Collection Online “Using Google Arts and Culture’s museum view experience, which is similar to how Google’s Street View works, tourists can view the 20,000 objects on display at the National Museum. The virtual display also…

Elsewhere for March 24, 2018

You should read this for 3/24/2018: Art and Film Easter Egg Art: Hatched From An Ancient Tradition To Celebrate Rebirth Books, Writing, and Language The art of the big lie: the history of fake news From the Reichstag fire to Stalin’s show trials, the craft of disinformation is nothing new….

Elsewhere for March 17, 2018

You should read this for 3/17/2018: Art and Film Sex and death in the classical world From striking coffin portraits to boldly erotic statues, the art of the Romans and Greeks tells us compelling stories about how they lived, died, and loved. Books, Writing, and Language In defense of real…

Elsewhere for March 10, 2018

You should read this for 3/10/2018: Art and Film Ingenious Rocking Chair Knits a Hat for You as You Sway Back and Fort “Knitting and sitting in a rocking chair are both relaxing activities that designers Damien Ludi and Colin Peillex have combined into one innovative, low-tech piece of furniture….

Elsewhere for March 3, 2018

You should read this for 3/4/2018: Art and Film I happened to catch part of a NOVA special on tombs in the Himalayas, in the “Mustang” region of Nepal called Secrets of the Sky Tombs. I was intrigued by some of the prohibatory rituals intended to keep the dead from…

Elsewhere for February 24, 2018

You should read this for 2/23/2018: Undersea paper art, Amazon, money laundering and fake books; Old English glosses and The Tremulous Hand scribe, wine, Sicilian culture, and caves. The Gate to Hell is a gas, and women who scribe.  Art and Film Colorful Paper-Cut Sculpture Captures the Diversity of a Coral Reef Get…

Elsewhere for February 17, 2018

You should read this for 2/17/2017: Art and Film Lego’s New Hogwarts Great Hall Set Is Going to Magically Drain My Wallet Books, Writing, and Language When Books Read You, a Defense of Bibliomancy Amazonian Language Once Spoken By Thousands – Now, Only One Food and Drink Nick Evans of…

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