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 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…

Elsewhere for December 9, 2017

You should read this for 11/4/2017: Art and Film Via Literary Review: a book review o He Made Masterpieces with Manure: Traces of Vermeer by Jane Jelley “On the acknowledgements page of Traces of Vermeer, Jane Jelley thanks one friend who tracked down pig bladders and another who harvested mussel shells…

Elsewhere for November 18, 2017

You should read this for 11/18/2017: Art and Film “Comfort Woman” Memorial Statues, A Thorn In Japan’s Side, Now Sit On Korean Busses 15,000-Year-Old Rock Art Found In Egypt “Adel Kelani described the discovery as important because it dates to the same period of markings founds in caves in southern…

Elsewhere for November 4, 2017

Art and Film The Très Riches Heures calendar page for November. Books, Writing, and Language Friday November 6 was Fountain Pen Day. Food and Drink Via Martha Stewart Sweet Potato Biscuits History and Archaeology Roman Theater Discovery Near Jerusalem’s Western Wall Delights Archaeologists “Jerusalem was always inhabited and there were…

Elsewhere for October 28, 2017

You should read this for 10/28/2017: Art and Film Internet “Entrepreneur” Shocked That Copyright Owner Sued Him For Stealing Their Work Isn’t it interesting that plagiarists and copyright abusers are always shocked and surprised? A Long Time Ago: Martha Wells on How Star Wars Inspired Her Writing See also this…

Elsewhere for October 21, 2017

You should read this for 10/21/2017: Art Macro Photos That Capture the Beauty of Peacock Feathers Books, Writing, and Language School district pulled ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ from shelves because it ‘makes people uncomfortable’That’s kind of the point; wrong-doing is supposed to make us uncomfortable. It’s called having a conscious….

Elsewhere for October 14, 2017

You should read this for 10/14/2017: Art Living with gods: highlight objects A British Museum blog post highlighting some of the objects in the upcoming exhibit;  Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond . These objects representing various religions and philosophies about life and death and existence highlight the ways…

Elsewhere for October 7, 2017

You should read this for 10/6/2017: Art The Très Riches Heures for October October is the month for seeding the winter wheat. Books, Writing, and Language The Scholastic Book Fair inspires authentic analog nostalgia that goes back for decades Food and Drink For me, October is the Month of Apples….

You Should Read This for September 30, 2027

You should read this for 9/30/2017: Art How Bewitched Was Written as a Gay Allegory Robert Pela interviewed Elizabeth Montgomery in The ADVOCATE on July 30, 1992: “Bewitched is sort of a gay allegory: the story of a different person in this case, a witch who’s being told that she…

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