“Why is Everything So Ugly? by N+1 Editors discuss the omnipresence of griege or whatever the heck that ubiquitous gray blah is called. It’s not modern, it’s boring.
In “The Sweet and Sticky History of the Date” Matti Friedman takes us on a brief tour of dates and the Middle East. Fascinating.
“The Secret Lives of MI6’s Top Female Spies” by Helen Warrell. I wanted more.
Unmasking “The Scholar”: The Colorado woman who helped a global art smuggling operation flourish for decades. An investigation into how Emma C. Bunker helped Douglas Latchford sell stolen Cambodian antiquities by Sam Tabachnik.
The Wilde Friendship Album by Jillian Hess. I love this idea, and the signatures collected in the Wilde album are amazing.
The Superannuated Man by Charles Lamb. When you get to middle age and you begin to feel useless - there is a freedom there. Explore it...
I have not “conversed” with ChatGPT yet, but Erik Hoel’s feelings about The Banality of ChatGPT reflect some of my previous AI interactions.
The Blue That Enchanted the World by Latria Graham. How Indigo is making a comeback, seemingly everywhere all at once.
“Songbird” by First Aid Kit
“777” by Butcher Brown
“Glasgow Town” by Donovan
“Still Life” by Anderson Park + RM
“Karma” by Summer Walker
“The News” by Paramore
“Automatico” by Maria Becerra
Terms and Conditions BY CINDY JUYOUNG OK
Course Listing: More Than a Notion BY LYRAE VAN CLIEF-STEFANON
Treaties and Monuments: The Whim of Ephemeral Contracts, or A War Department Map Looks like the Fingerprint of All My Relations BY KIERSTIN BRIDGER
1855 BY BETH PIATOTE
A Study through Homes BY AE HEE LEE
A Hymn to Ra BY UNKNOWN TRANSLATED BY SAMSON ALLAL
Land BY AGHA SHAHID ALI
The Evaluators: To Trade With Aliens, You Must Adapt by N.K. Jemisin
Stories of the future like this are a provocation to consider our present condition. Just replace The Machine Stops with the Internet stops. The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster
“I don't care what kind of fancy camera you have or how high quality a lens you have on it, it will never compare to seeing things like this with your own eyes.” Pissyrabbit
“Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands” by Kate Beaton