Elsewhere for November 26, 2017

You should read this for 11/26/2017:

Art, Film and Drama

7 American Presidents (and 1 First Lady) Whose Scandalous Affairs Appear in Clinton the Musical

Food and Drink

Ever since I was about eleven, NPR has featured Susan Stanberg’s cranberry relish around Thanksgiving. Technically, it’s her mother-in-law’s recipe, and it’s very very different. It’s also very pink, and I rather like it. I’m looking forward to trying another Susan Stanberg cranberry relish; this one a recipe from Madhur Jaffrey that’s a chutney and includes ginger and pepper. Both recipes for cranberry relish and cranberry chuntney are here.

History and Archaeology

Mystery at the new Bible museum: Are its Dead Sea Scrolls fake?
Blue states practice the ‘family values’ that red states preach: new survey
TBD these are worth looking at carefully and thinking about in terms of what it says about people, about dogs, and art.
Plague reached Europe by Stone Age Researchers tested over 500 ancient skeletal samples. Six individuals (variously dated from Late Neolithic to the Bronze Age) contained the full genomes of plague bacteria. The individuals whose samples contained the plague came from Russia, Germany, Lithuania, Estonia and Croatia.


Ohio Gubernatorial Candidate Inadvertently Announces He Made Love to Senator Bob Taft in a Hayloft
My mother spent her life passing as white. Discovering her secret changed my view of race — and myself.

Science and Technology

Forgotten artist Ferdinand Bauer’s natural history drawings come alive digitally
It’s Time to Accept That Elephants, Like Us, Are Empathetic Beings Well, yeah, Elephants are empathic and very worth protecting and ensuring their continued happy and healthy existence. I’m less sure about humans.
That ‘harmless’ radioactive cloud over Europe probably did come from Russia after all

💩🔥💰 Trumpery 💩🔥💰

The Daily 202: Seven reasons to be suspicious of the DOJ lawsuit to stop AT&T from buying CNN