Sunday, December 17, 2017

How to Make Peppermint Candy Bowls

Like peppermint? You'll love these bowls.

Recipe here 


Sufjan Stevens' New Song Is Pretty Good But It Didn't Make The Cut For Tonya Harding Film

Sufjan Stevens has issued a new single, Tonya Harding almost simultaneous with the release of the film I, Tonya but you won't be hearing it in the movie.

His song joins many others that did not make it into the films they were written for. It’s a list that includes Radiohead’s Spectre, Alice Cooper’s The Man With the Golden Gun,  Johnny Cash’s Thunderball, and Blondie’s For Your Eyes Only — all written in the hope of accompanying the Bond films of the same names — along with Paul McCartney’s Same Time Next Year, Dwight Twilley’s That Thing You Do, Frank Ocean’s nixed Django Unchained song, and Bruce Springsteen’s rejected Harry Potter theme.

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The Firmest Friend

"The Firmest Friend" is an award-winning documentary that tells the story of human and canine outsiders finding their way into each other's lives and giving each other hope where previously there had been none.

Sunday Links

Haircuts as political statements

This Optical Illusion Is Breaking Our Brains 

Who Was Somerton Man? An unidentifiable body found was on the beach in 1948. The mystery is still unraveling.

45 Awesome Things People Did in 2017

Hear a Transcendent 12-Hour Mix Featuring John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Herbie Hancock and More

Ugly Christmas Sweater History: From House Party to Ironic Icon: The tale of how a Vancouver house party made the ugly Christmas sweater into the pinnacle of modern ironic taste. Via

Squirrel Still Visits South Carolina Family 8 Years After They Rescued Her

Mars efter Lowell's Glober A manuscript globe, hand painted and lettered, representing in 3-dimensional form the maps of Mars published in the American astronomer Percival Lowell's books, Mars and its Canals (1906) and Mars as the Abode of Life (1908)

Augmented content creation: A predictive text bot wrote a new chapter of Harry Potter and it’s beautiful

The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 : NPR

The Art of the Bar: From Baroque Nudes to Life-Size Bronze Satyrs

Mimi O’Donnell Reflects on the Loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman and the Devastation of Addiction

5 Ridiculous Fidel Castro Assassination Attempts By The U.S. Over the course of his life, there would be over 600 Fidel Castro assassination attempts and plans.

French Farmhouse Villa I could live here.

100 Must-Listen-To Podcasts Of 2017. 

The Park Slope ‘Blue Hat’ Incident, 10 Years Later: One winter day in 2006, a good Samaritan named Alice* found a small hat on a Brooklyn sidewalk and sought its owner. She posted to Park Slope Parents, the community listserv: “Found: Boy’s Blue Hat,” with a short description. The moment she clicked “send” unwittingly precipitated an iconic moment in modern Brooklyn parenting and early social media.

From Austin Kleon's weekly newsletter: : "After reading the classic essay [PDF], I  have been waiting for the book version of How To Read Nancy for years. It didn’t disappoint."

Free games on

If anyone is interested, Sweetland is the best book I read in 2017. It's three years old but I finally got around to reading it.

Back to the Future: Fifty Years of Amazing Automotive Concept Art 

A Boeuf Bourguignon for the End of the World

Meet The Music Nerds Behind The Tunes You Hear At Starbucks 

‘I study liars. I’ve never seen one like President Trump.’

Why do actors from Hollywood's Golden Age have such a distinct and strange accent? 

71% of us are guilty of 'sidebarring' people. Are you?

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Paradise With a Limp

Live, Survive, Protect (detail), collage, printed matter on canvas, 55.1 x 78.74 inches

Vienna-based artist and self-described "media thief" Gabi Trinkaus uses magazine cutouts to create cityscape collages that are a comment on the superficial idealism that is the default in today’s media.

Save the Bank, collage, printed matter on Toile, 74.8 x 98.42 inches

Truth Takes a Holiday (detail), collage, printed matter and drawing on Toile

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