You should read this for 9/1/2018:
Art and Film
A Critical Analysis of Kinect Star Wars’ “I’m Han Solo” Song, the Definitive Text on the Character There are things that, once seen, can’t be unseen.
Via The Huntington Library’s Verso: Alice Klose on Sustainable Luxury The exhibition “Sustainable Luxury: Morris & Co. Textiles and Wallpapers from The Huntington’s Art Collections,” on view in the Huntington Art Gallery’s Works on Paper Room through November 12, comprises 18 drawings, wallpapers, and textiles created by Morris and his long-time collaborator John Henry Dearle, selected from The Huntington’s holdings of Morris & Co. materials.”
Books, Writing, and Language
Via The Washington Post: Carnegie Library heist: The $8 million alleged inside-job that ‘cannibalized’ rare books in Pittsburgh Via Rare Book Monthly: Arrests Made in $8 Million Theft from Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Library
Food and Drink
Mussels in Red Chili, Tomato & Coconut Broth Mussels, in a broth of red curry paste mixed with tomato and coconut milk, with white wine.
History and Archaeology
“The excavations, under the guidance of archaeologists Dave Pollock and Jo Moran, “revealed that that the motte was refortified during the 17th century, possibly during the 1640s rebellions or during Cromwell’s incursions,” Ms O’Connor said.
During the 18th century gallows were built in the area.
Science and Nature
Bees Get Buzzed on Pesticides, Keep Coming Back for More “Not only can they harm bees, the insects seem to be learning to prefer food laced with the pesticides.”
From Science Mag, H/T Yamin: How the house sparrow made its home with humans “The house sparrow’s closeness to humans might have changed its genes, giving it a larger beak and a tolerance for a starchy diet.”
Another Juno Flyby, Another Amazing Sequence Of Images Of Jupiter “In July of 2016, the Juno spacecraft established orbit around Jupiter, becoming the first spacecraft since the Galileo probe to study the planet directly.”
Via YouTube: Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke is an American politician and businessman serving as the U.S. Representative for Texas’s 16th congressional district in his native El Paso, first elected in 2012. He’s challenging Ted Cruz for the Senate. ‘I can think of nothing more American’: Beto O’Rourke responds to question on NFL protestsRead this for more: What Democrats can learn from Beto O’Rourke viral speech on patriotism and peaceful protest
Story by Amanda Fortini; Photographs by Joshua Dudley Greer: What Happened in Vegas The days, weeks, and months after the worst mass shooting in modern American history
So I’ve checked out Mastodon (see this: A Beginner’s Guide to Mastodon) and Brent Simmons pretty much speaks for me in this post:
💩🔥💰 Trumpery and Short Pence 💩🔥💰
Why Mike Pence is such a sycophant ‘Pence believes that God has a plan for him, and if that plan requires him to temporarily abandon his principles as well as his dignity, so be it.”