Elsewhere for April 26. 2020

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Books, Libraries, Writing, and Language

decorative leaf bulletShakespeare Day 2020: Dame Judi Dench reads from Richard II

Food and Drink

decorative leaf bulletThomas Frake’s buttermilk fried chicken and leftover slaw

decorative leaf bulletRachel Roddy’s recipe for piadina flatbread æA cheerful, simple flatbread you eat straight from the pan, loaded with soft cheese, prosciutto and greens”

The key to piadine is eating them while they are really hot. This means gathering everyone around and having all the fillings ready: slices of salami, prosciutto or ham, soft cheeses such as stracchino, gorgonzola or cream cheese, also some greens, such as rocket or watercress. As soon as your piadina comes out of the pan, fill and spread one half, then fold the other half over. Eat immediately, ideally with a cold beer or glass of lip-staining dry lambrusco.

Society

decorative leaf bulletConservative activist family behind “grassroots” anti-quarantine Facebook events

Their usual method is to attack established conservative groups from the right, including the National Rifle Association, and then make money by selling memberships in their groups or selling mailing lists of those who sign up, according to some conservative politicians and activists who have labeled the efforts as scams.

Women’s Work

decorative leaf bulletAngela Merkel Is Germany’s Scientist in Chief “The chancellor’s rigor in collating information, her honesty in stating what is not yet known, and her composure are paying off.”

💩🔥💰 Trumpery 💩🔥💰

decorative leaf bulletQuestions mount over Christian group behind Central Park Covid-19 hospital “Facility run by Trump ally Franklin Graham’s organisation requires staff to sign statement opposing gay marriage”

decorative leaf bulletCompany With Ties To Trump Receives Millions From Small Business Loan Program

decorative leaf bulletTrump vs. Pelosi: What happened in Chinatown

decorative leaf bulletTrump says he will block coronavirus aid for U.S. Postal Service if it doesn’t hike prices immediately

President Trump on Friday threatened to block an emergency loan to shore up the U.S. Postal Service unless it dramatically raised shipping prices on online retailers, an unprecedented move to seize control of the agency that analysts said could plunge its finances into a deeper hole.

Several administration officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, have said Trump’s criticism of Postal Service rates is rooted in a desire to hurt Amazon in particular. They have said that he fumes publicly and privately at Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post, for news coverage that Trump believes is unfair.

Amazon already delivers close to half of its own shipments. Before the pandemic, it was on pace to deliver more packages annually than either UPS or FedEx by 2022, according to Morgan Stanley.

The Postal Service has not taken federal funding since 1970, operating instead from revenue it raises from stamp sales and other products.

Pay It Forward and Make It Better


decorative leaf bulletDutch flower park’s virtual tour brings blooms to living rooms

Lisa

She plays o' the viol-de-gamboys, speaks three or four languages word for word without book, hath all the good gifts of nature, knows a hawk from a handsaw, and can see a church by daylight. The rest is subject to fancy.

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