Elsewhere for September 14, 2019

You should read this for 9/14/2019:

Art Music and Film

According to the RIAA: Vinyl set to outsell CDs for first time since 1986

. . . despite vinyl’s growing popularity in relation to CD sales, it still accounts for a relatively small percentage of overall music purchasing.
The RIAA report says that in the first half of 2019, vinyl record sales accounted for only 4% of overall revenues. Paid subscriptions to streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, meanwhile, accounted for 62%.

The Greatest Cut in Film History: Watch the “Match Cut” Immortalized by Lawrence of Arabia


Tennessee Lawmaker Calls For Removal Of Higher Education æ A Republican Tennessee lawmaker says he supports getting rid of higher education because he argues it would cut off the “liberal breeding ground.”

Food and Drink

A Mussels Recipe that Pairs Perfectly with Wine The recipe calls for garlic, ginger, turmeric and and cumin, among other ingredients.
Sausage, Peppers, and Onions “Once cooked, the sausage, peppers, and onions will easily keep for 3 to 4 days in the fridge, but you can also freeze it for up to 3 months.”
Fettuccine Alfredo
Why Wasabi Heat Feels Different From Chili Pepper Heat

History and Archaeology

Norway’s Melting Glaciers Release Over 2,000 Artifacts

Archaeologists from the United Kingdom and Norway have surveyed the edges of glaciers in Norway’s highest mountains in Oppland since 2011 as part of the Glacier Archaeology Program and its Secrets of the Ice Project. They’ve uncovered thousands of objects that date as far back as 4,000 B.C., including wooden skis, near complete bronze-age arrows and wooden shafts, Viking swords, clothing and the skulls of pack horses.

Earliest direct evidence of milk consumption “The team identified milk protein entombed in calcified dental plaque (calculus) on the teeth of prehistoric farmers from Britain.”
How Black Americans Were Robbed of Their Land

Over the course of the 20th century, black Americans have lost approximately 12 million acres of land. This mass land dispossession—a war waged by deed of title, which has affected 98 percent of black farmers—can only be called theft, says Atlantic writer Vann R. Newkirk II in a new documentary.


Via The Loop: We recreated every Apple wallpaper

My friends and I visited and recreated every default Apple wallpaper on a one week road trip. Starting with MacOS Mojave in Death Valley National Park, we traveled to each of Apple’s California Locations to try and make an identical photo to their wallpapers that come installed with every new Mac computer.

AppleCare+ offers indefinite Monthly charge for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

Women’s Work

💩🔥💰 Trumpery 💩🔥💰

Can Elizabeth Warren turn a supposed weakness into a strength?

If a racist slur, based on a non-proven allegation, made by a well-known and corrupt liar, and directed at an accomplished woman, can determine the outcome of a presidential election, then US voters deserve four more years of the 💩🔥💰 circus.


Even if you’re an outright bigot (and if you voted for him, you are) you ought to be outraged by Trump at this point. He’s politicized the goddamn weather.

See: Trump demanded retraction after NWS disputed his false hurricane claim

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