Category Archives: Elsewhere

Elsewhere posts are what are often described as link round-up posts. Categorized, curated links to posts elsewhere with titles, brief descriptions, quotations, and sometimes, commentary. These are posts that I read and think others might find them interesting, possibly provocative, but worth the time and energy to read. They were in some ways why we started Floccinaucical.com in the first place; to curate and annotate posts that deserved some time, traffic and attention. The Elsewhere categories have changed and will likely continue to change with time, but books, language, history, art, and food are always present. Since the U.S. election of 2016, we have included a section regarding the antics of # 45. We hope soon to be able to stop including that section as it is soul-wearying.

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…

Elsewhere for February 10, 2018

You should read this for 2/10/2017: Art, Film, and Music In Conversation: Quincy Jones I’m not really sure what to make of this err . . . interview? Performance ? Confessional? It’s interesting though. Books, Writing, and Language via mirabilis.ca: The BBC on Spain cracks King Ferdinand’s 500-year-old secret code…

Elsewhere for February 3, 2018

You should read this for 2/3/2018: Art and Film Gallery removes naked nymphs painting to ‘prompt conversation’ Manchester Art Gallery takes down work by Waterhouse and asks public to post reactions February from the DaCosta Hours. This is a 15th century manuscript illuminated by Simon Bening, of Ghent. Books, Writing,…

Elsewhere for January 27, 2018

You should read this for 1/27/2018: Books, Writing, and Language Ursula K. Le Guin, the spiritual mother of generations of writers; John Scalzi pays tribute The speaking of her name and of her words goes on, and will go on, today and tomorrow and for a very long time now….

Elsewhere for January 19, 2018

You should read this for 1/20/2018: Books, Writing, and Language Tea if by sea, cha if by land: Why the world only has two words for tea How to Keep a Zibaldone, the 14th Century’s Answer to Tumblr The Fascinating History of 10 Extra Letters the English Alphabet Used to…

Elsewhere For January 13, 2018

You should read this for 1/13/2018: Art and Film Some amazing photos from DownEast Magazine’s 2018 Reader Photo Contest. These are not professional photographers, but they took pictures as if they were. January from the Da Dosta Hours, work of Simon Bening c. 1515. This medieval illuminated and beautiful book…

Elsewhere for January 6, 2018

You should read this for 11/4/2017: Art and Film ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ at 25: Through the Wormhole With the Cast and Creators Books, Writing, and Language Bookstore Chains, Long in Decline, Are Undergoing a Final Shakeout Another reason to buy local. Bookstores like libraries provide a real service…

Elsewhere for December 30, 2017

You should read this for 12/30/2017: Books, Writing, and Language Via Twtter @Sarah Mei: Sarah Mei quotes her favorite Simon & Schuster editorial comments on Milo Yiannopoulos’s contracted-then-rejected book. She then posts selections from the editorial comment, which are revelatory and amusing. It’s just as horrific a MS as you’d…

Elsewhere for December 23, 2017

You should read this for 12/23/2017: Art and Film My fun with an artist scam artist James Panero in The Atlantic: Andrew Wyeth forever I greatly admired Wyth’s art as a child, but increasingly his paintings have reminded me of landscapes in Medieval Books of Hours, and of propaganda art. This…

Elsewhere for December 16, 2017

You should read this for 12/16/2017: Art and Film How Star Wars Was Saved In The Edit Books, Writing, and Language UK libraries closing. Figures show children worst hit by UK library cuts Official figures show more than 100 libraries closed last year, with campaigners warning that the heaviest impact…

/** Amazon OneLink Code unifying links to point to either Amazon UK or Amazon Canada based on User */