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  • Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:01:59 +0000: “The heaventree of stars hung with humid nightblue fruit … a mobility of illusory forms immobilised in space”… - Tips – Websites
      Three months ago, I was a normal person. Now all I think about 24-7 is the dinkus. Did you know that dinkuses is an anagram of unkissed? I did. For the uninitiated, the dinkus is a line of three asterisks (* * *) used as a section break in a text. It’s the flatlining of an asterism […]
  • Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:01:16 +0000: “Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.”*… - Tips – Websites
    Kobe sliders: “I’m waiting to see the end of the Kobe slider. I’d be really happy to see that gone. The Kobe slider is an indication of a douche economy that’s threatening to me personally. It’s like bottle service at the nightclub; it’s a societal ill. It’s a clear example of nothing being added to the […]
  • Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:01:04 +0000: “I’m living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart”*… - Tips – Websites
      The U.S. national debt is once again raising alarm bells. Federal borrowing from outside investors expanded rapidly over the past decade, totaling more than $15 trillion in 2018, and it is projected to grow even faster over the next ten years under current law. Major budget legislation signed by President Donald J. Trump, along […]
  • Sun, 17 Jun 2018 08:01:03 +0000: “Imagination, like certain wild animals, will not breed in captivity”*… - Tips – Websites
      Some essays are letters into the future. “The Prevention of Literature” is one such essay, and today I’d like to respond to it from 2018. Orwell argues that totalitarianism makes literature impossible. By literature, he means all kinds of writing in prose, from imaginative fiction to political journalism; he suggests that verse might slip […]
  • Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:01:22 +0000: “Classics are books which, the more we think we know them through hearsay, the more original, unexpected, and innovative we find them when we actually read them”*… - Tips – Websites
      Highly efficient summaries from Abridged Classics: Brief Summaries of Books You Were Supposed to Read but Probably Didn’t by John Atkinson. Not recommended for use in study… More samples at: “Literary classics retold as two-panel comics” * Italo Calvino ### As we ponder the précis, we might recall that today– and every June 16– is Bloomsday.  a commemoration […]
  • Fri, 15 Jun 2018 08:10:10 +0000: “The city’s full of people who you just see around”*… - Tips – Websites
      Much of the history of the city—its built forms and its politics, the urban experience, and the characteristic moral ambivalence that cities arouse—can be written as a tension between the visible and the invisible. What and who gets seen? By whom? Who interprets the city’s meaning? What should remain unseen? Rulers of cities have […]
  • Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:00:44 +0000: “Volunteering Is the Most Powerful and Important Part of My Daily Life.” - Tips – Shopping
    Interview: Grace Bonney. I've followed Grace Bonney's career for a long time. She's the founder and editor-in-chief of the influential and ground-breaking site Design*Sponge. But that's not all -- she's done so many different things: written for many design magazines, written a design column, hosted a radio show, and written bestselling books In the Company […]
  • Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:01:19 +0000: “A recipe is a story that ends with a good meal”*… - Tips – Websites
      A recursive recipe is one where ingredients in the recipe can be replaced by another recipe. The more ingredients you replace, the more that the recipe is made truly from scratch… Dive into some of your favorites (like chocolate chip cookies, above; larger images on the site)– fractal fun at “Recursive Recipes“! * Frank Conroy […]
  • Wed, 13 Jun 2018 08:01:51 +0000: “All food is comfort food… maybe I just like to chew”*… - Tips – Websites
      To understand the evolution of macaroni and cheese is to realize that pursuit of the “cheapest protein possible” has been a longstanding quest of the American food system. At times, cheese itself has shared a similar trajectory. Cheesemaking, which began 10,000 years ago, was originally about survival for a farm family or community: taking […]
  • Tue, 12 Jun 2018 08:01:53 +0000: “Disasters are called natural, as if nature were the executioner and not the victim”*… - Tips – Websites
      The United States is an enormous country, spanning mountains, deserts, forests, prairie, tundra, and more. This varied terrain is also home to many natural hazards spawned by air, water, fire, and forces beneath the Earth’s surface. Some of these threats are dramatic; the United States and its territories have the greatest number of active volcanoes of any country except Indonesia, […]