Elsewhere for August 4, 2018

You should read this for 8/48/2018:

Art and Film

Jann Haworth: The forgotten creator of the Sgt. Pepper cover “Peter Blake is celebrated as the creator of the sleeve art of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album. But his collaborator has been forgotten. As Sgt Pepper turns 50, ALASTAIR McKAY talks to American Pop artist Jann Haworth about art, celebrity, sexism, and her role in a modern design classic.”
The Hilarious Story Of Warrnambool’s Wombat

Books, Writing, and Language

Dear Suzanne Brockmann
My First Comic: Enter Sandman


Food and Drink

Blueberry Blues “Growers leave fields unharvested as they confront plummeting prices and a glut of frozen berries.”

For most of the past decade, Maine has typically yielded some 80 to 100 million pounds of wild blueberries annually, about 99 percent of which are sold frozen. But this year’s harvest, like last year’s, is predicted to be much smaller. Three years ago, food processors began urging farmers to cut back production — their freezers were overflowing.

If you haven’t had Wild Maine blueberries, you should check Trader Joe’s or your local grocer’s freezer section. The flavor is amazing. Truly.
A Beginner’s Guide to Craft Chocolate

Science and Nature

Researchers searched all day for the grieving orca mother. Then they found her, still clinging to her calf.As of this morning, she’s still swimming with her deceased calf, her family around her.
Built to Burn We need to do better about building reluctant to burn structures, starting with the roof, and working down and out to the landscaping. Fires are going to get worse, and more common, as water decreases.


Alaska Airlines: Gay couple separated, seats given to straight couple

“We could not bear the feeling of humiliation for an entire cross-country flight and left the plane,” Cooley added. “I cannot believe that an airline in this day and age would give a straight couple preferential treatment over a gay couple and go so far as to ask us to leave.”


The Bullshit Web

Women’s Work

Mary Ellis obituary One of the last ‘Atagirls’ of the second world war, Mary Ellis flew more than 400 Spitfires. She was 101.

During her war service Ellis flew an estimated 76 types of aircraft, including 400 different Spitfires – among them every marque produced between 1941 and 1945 – and it remained her favourite aircraft. But that fighter was just one plane among many; there were North American Mustang fighters, and twin-engined Baltimore bombers, and once, having landed a Wellington bomber in East Anglia, she found the unbelieving ground crew searching the plane to find the man who had really flown it.

Something Happened At The Mall The Other Day
Brooklyn woman who died during power outage remembered as ‘tireless advocate’ Elizabeth Ramos was on the board of Disabled in Action. She sued Uber. She died during blackout in social housing that refused to allow her to use back-up generator for her breathing equipment.
Vanishing in the Wild, These Salamanders Found Refuge in a Convent
A note from the editorial leadership of The Verge “Newsrooms must stand up to targeted campaigns of harassment.”

Since announcing her new job with The New York Times, a widespread campaign of harassment has targeted Verge reporter Sarah Jeong for a number of tweets she wrote years ago. Many of those now reacting to these tweets have intentionally taken them out of context, and she has since received an unrelenting stream of abuse from strangers on the internet.

💩🔥💰 Trumpery 💩🔥💰

Parents Were Targeted Under The “Zero Tolerance” Policy, A New Analysis Of Immigration Data Finds “The Trump administration said family separation was the result of a ‘zero tolerance’ prosecution strategy. But a new analysis shows that parents with children were the ones sent to court, while adults without kids weren’t.”
Russia Sold Off Almost All Holdings In US Securities Before Helsinki Meeting Curious that; don’t know what it means, but it’s a striking coincidence, and a thing to wonder at in any circumstances. People generally don’t divest in bulk without some really good reasons.

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