The Freer and Sackler galleries - more than 40,000 works, the Smithsonian's museum of Asian Art is being made available to view online.
Birthright Israel - makes total sense and also slightly creepy. Ick factor....5 or so? and I'd guess a +2 bonus if you know what AIPAC stands for. via this tangential Crooked Timber discussion.
Alan Moore - quite an extended discussion with the author on various themes in his work.
Irreplaceable environmental records destroyed. Sent to landfill, dumped or burned. Part of Canada's story erased.
Australian sign language for holidays. via the comment section in a Dan Savage review of the introduction to Sarah Palin's latest book....I really like the internet. I really do. Best to all the monkeys!
Princeton University poll: Hitler is the greatest living person. From a poll held in 1939: Einstein came in second and Chamberlain in third.
I am shocked, shocked I say to hear that that well known conservative writer Edmund Burke was all too happy to have his old age comfortably provided for by the UK Government while writing against it doing so for farm labourers.
The DSM-5 reviewed as a work of dystopian fiction. "Something has gone terribly wrong in the world; we are living the wrong life, a life without any real fulfillment. The newly published DSM-5 is a classic dsytopian novel in this mold."
What Mormon's Believe. A flowchart.
Mix maps, Facebook and geolocation and you get something like this. Creepy. Charlie Stross has more about it here.
Huge floods in NSW displace wolf spiders. Note for arachnophobes - lots of spider silk, plus one shot showing lots of spiders in a tree.
Greece rolls a 6 - one for the econ-junkie monkeys out there. It's the "Choose your own Troika program for Greece Adventure" more inside
A history of the sky for (almost) one year via Nicely complementary (I think) - the Toronto skyline through a pinhole camera.
To my old master : from an emancipated slave to Colonel P.H. Anderson on being asked to return to Tennessee.
Let's do the time warp again - it's just a carriage return...to the left...and the typewriters don't have a 1. more insidePage 1 2 5 10 15 16 17