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ABC.AU: Australian Ballet’s star principal Lucinda Dunn hangs up her tutu after 23 years.

She received a 10-minute standing ovation culminating with her two little daughters arriving on stage with flowers in hand.” Aw. That’s nice.

04/24/14 • 09:33 AM • EntertainmentMusicTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PacificStandard: What Life Is Like When Having Your Period Means You Are Shunned.

Helping break these taboos would be more rewarding than the usual ‘Eat-Pray-Love’ self-discovery tourism.

04/23/14 • 01:04 PM • HealthHistoryHuman RightsPoliticsPsychologyReligionTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DailyMash.UK: Women now doing lots of pointless bloke crap.

Professor Brubaker added that many women were choosing to remain single rather than have relationships with men with crap hobbies, and so were having to take up trainspotting, martial arts and collecting beer glasses themselves.” My amused emphasis.

04/23/14 • 07:43 AM • GeneralHuman RightsTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Airship: Literary Bars & Restaurants IRL.

It’s enough to inspire a literary field trip, after all, what better way is there to get into a book than eating and drinking like its characters?

04/23/14 • 07:29 AM • ArtsBooksFoodHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BoldItalic: The Gutters in Buena Vista Park are Made Out of Old Headstones.

Even a gravestone isn’t immortal. For some reason, these photos serve to remind me that blogging is even more ephemeral, another warning about where I invest my time.

04/21/14 • 03:40 PM • HistoryPersonalTravelWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Pacific Standard: Frequent Liars Club.

So who are these people who lie practically every time they open their mouths? In the U.K. study, ‘they are younger, more likely to be male, and have higher occupational status,’ they write.

04/21/14 • 08:23 AM • GeneralPsychologyTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Smart Set: Sitting it Out.

The café is poorly positioned, poorly arranged, or too exposed to loud traffic and passing cellphone shouters. Most U.S. cafés seem to relate to street life in an adversarial manner rather as a contributor. The technical term for this sort of design, I believe, is ‘fucked-up feng shui.’” So true! Even in Santa Fe.

04/21/14 • 07:09 AM • GeneralSanta Fe LocalTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BBC: France’s silent tea revolution.

Ah, grow a pair. Drink PG Tips. I dip mine for at least 50 dunks, then steep for five or six minutes. I like strong tea.

04/19/14 • 06:45 PM • FoodHome & LivingTravel • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Ahram Online: Free admission to all of Egypt’s archaeological sites, 18 & 19 April.

If you find you’re in Egypt right now ...

04/18/14 • 12:27 PM • ArtsHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

04/18/14 • 08:05 AM • ArtsDesignHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

iainclaridge.net: Woman on a scooter, 1916.

Lady Florence Norman, a suffragette, on her motor-scooter in 1916, travelling to work at offices in London where she was a supervisor.” You go, girl.

04/18/14 • 07:59 AM • HistoryHuman RightsPhotographyTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BuzzFeed Comics: Do We Need To Be Touching? (And 36 Other NYC Etiquette Lessons).

Ah, the memories ...

04/17/14 • 04:05 PM • GeneralHome & LivingTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

AP: Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited.

WHAT?!! Do you know how much we could use that post-pee water? Seriously, I’m surprised frackers haven’t made competing bids yet.

04/17/14 • 12:42 PM • LawNatureTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

OpenCulture: A Brief Tour of British Accents: 14 Ways to Speak English in 84 Seconds.

Fun. Remember when Americans believed Robin Leach’s Cockney was a ‘high class’ Brit accent? Many probably still do.

04/17/14 • 12:35 PM • EntertainmentHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Nautilus: The Curse of the Unlucky Mummy.

You can bury people’s superstitions under a mountain of evidence [snip] and the superstitions will climb right on out.

04/16/14 • 03:28 PM • HistoryPsychologyTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: The Sacred Mountain of Varallo, the Jerusalem of Valsesia.

A sort of religious Las Vegas; those who could not, or would not make the pilgrimage to Jerusalem could experience a ‘faithful copy’. You’ve got to see this - scroll down to see all the wooden figures. I’ve never seen this before, never knew it existed.

04/16/14 • 10:23 AM • ArtsReligionTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Christie’s announces Sale of Vintage Travel Posters and Luggage.

I have a terrible abiding weakness for both.

04/16/14 • 10:20 AM • ArtsConsumptionHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

WarHistoryOnline: Archaeologists find remains of 21 German soldiers in a WWI shelter.

Here, as in Pompeii, we found the bodies as they were at the moment of their death. Some of the men were found in sitting positions on a bench, others lying down. One was projected down a flight of wooden stairs and was found in a foetal position. The collapsed shelter was filled with soil. The items were very well-preserved because of the absence of air and light and water. Metal objects were rusty, wood was in good condition and we found some pages of newspapers that were still readable. Leather was in good condition as well, still supple.” RIP.

04/15/14 • 02:35 PM • HistoryScienceTravel • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Global Views on Morality: Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project.

Of interest.

04/15/14 • 02:02 PM • PsychologyTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

JunkCulture: New Banksy Mural Depicts Government Agents Spying on a Phone Booth.


04/14/14 • 09:48 AM • ArtsTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Serendipita: View from the ISS.

Cool. And I didn’t know!

04/14/14 • 09:47 AM • ScienceTravelWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: 3,300 year-old coffin found containing the belongings of a wealthy Canaanite.

A rare artifact that was found next to the skeleton is an Egyptian scarab seal, encased in gold and affixed to a ring. The scarab was used to seal documents and objects. The name of the crown of Pharaoh Seti I, who ruled ancient Egypt in the thirteenth century BCE, appears on the seal.

04/14/14 • 09:06 AM • ArtsHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

WaPo: France didn’t ban people from checking work e-mail after 6. This is why it should have.

The reports stemmed from an agreement made between labor unions and a federation of engineering and consulting companies, affecting 250,000 people and involving no official laws.

04/14/14 • 09:03 AM • InternetLawPsychologySmall BusinessTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Sale of Important Veteran, Vintage, and Commercial Vehicles and Automobilia.

Check out the ‘22 double-decker!

04/14/14 • 08:32 AM • ArtsConsumptionHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: The Greek Monsters come to New York City.

Aw, looks like fun.

04/11/14 • 08:04 AM • ArtsHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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