Supercharged: RCR Monoposto - 1958 F1 Race Car Replica.
Unlikely to be street legal.
SF New Mexican: Religious pilgrims of diverse backgrounds trek to Chimayó.
Today is Good Friday, the day to walk your spiritual needs to Chimayo for blessings.
World Digital Library: The Divine Comedy.
“This celebrated manuscript of the Commedia of Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) containing the complete text of the Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradisio was copied in the hand of Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–75) and is one of the most splendid manuscripts in the collection of the Biblioteca Riccardiana.” My italic emphasis; Love the internet for this kind of thing.
Ahram Online: Free admission to all of Egypt’s archaeological sites, 18 & 19 April.
TalkingPointsMemo: Princeton Study - U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy.
“Asking ‘[w]ho really rules?’ researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page argue that over the past few decades America’s political system has slowly transformed from a democracy into an oligarchy, where wealthy elites wield most power.” I like to check out the authors: Gilens. Page.
Collectors Weekly: These Chopines Weren’t Made for Walking: Platforms for Aristocratic Feet.
“They had to walk very slowly and required the aid of two servants to navigate whatever space they were moving through, whether it was out in public or at a private evening with an ambassador from a foreign country, when women might be asked to do this kind of promenading.” Lady Gaga bows to history, then.
Nowness: How We Used to Live.
Trip down memory lane; our past almost has a steampunkish quality to it.
Italian Ways: The slow pace of beauty at Petrella Guidi’s historical hideaway.
“Here everything is ‘done well’, and every thing moves at the slow pace of beauty.” Library, and outdoor living spaces? All wrapped in ancient stone? Want. No, need.
iainclaridge.net: Woman on a scooter, 1916.
BBC News: Police drummer Stewart Copeland’s Ben-Hur film score premieres in US.
Must-see. Hope it comes to the Lensic here in Santa Fe.
The Millions: RIP Márquez.
The New Yorker: AC/DC Retirement Rumors.
“I am pained to think that there may be no more albums or tours. Nevertheless, I would much prefer that outcome to the sight of a diminished AC/DC attempting to live up to its legacy. Any lineup that didn’t feature Malcolm on rhythm guitar would be a diminishment.”
OpenCulture: A Brief Tour of British Accents: 14 Ways to Speak English in 84 Seconds.
A LIFE Photographer’s Gorgeous Early Polaroids.
Messy Nessy Chic: Victorian Prudes and their Bizarre Beachside Bathing Machines.
We should all chip in to get one of these for the next Miley Cyrus video.
Collectors Weekly: Learning to Love Death - New Museum Takes a Walk on the Shadow Side.
An appropriate link to cap off a day of serendipitous anthropological linkage ...
Discovery News: Siberian Mummies in Copper Masks Pose Mystery.
British Pathé releases thousands of newsreels on Youtube.
There goes a month or three ...
Nautilus: The Curse of the Unlucky Mummy.
TorrentFreak: Spotify Starts Shutting Down Its Massive P2P Network.
Mail.com: Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave.
Western Digs: Infamous Mass Grave of Young Women in Ancient City Also Holds Men.
“As the largest display of ritual killing found anywhere north of Mexico, the cluster of Cahokia mass graves — known as Mound 72 — has been one of the most studied features in the country.” We US folks tend to think of this kind of ceremonial sacrifice as happening south of the border.
SciAm: Mummy’s Hair Reveals Signs of Arsenic Poisoning.
Sounds so sensational, until you read: “However, researchers weren’t able to determine whether the people had ingested arsenic or if the toxic element in the soil had diffused into the mummies’ hair after they were buried.” My italic emphasis.
The Economist: Culture wars in Ukraine - History lessons.
“Shortly before Russia annexed Crimea, the Bakhchisaray museum, north of Sevastopol, lent some valuable artefacts to an exhibition in the Netherlands. The question as to which country these (and other objects from Crimean museums) should return is creating a diplomatic conundrum.” Idea, perhaps not very politically correct: The Netherlands should work in concert with Germany to leverage the Schliemann Troy artifacts (“Priam’s Treasure”) out of Russian hands … we’d all surely like to see them again.
Pacific Mag: Study - When Things Look Dark, Country Music Gets Sunnier.
Hmmm. Most of country today seems to have advanced to where Jimmy Buffet was in ‘80-‘82, but without the lyricism. Still 34 years behind the eight ball, and that says something more than what this article is touting.
Later: Some country music artist ‘faved’ this on Twitter. I hope they read it first.