You should read this for 12/18/2022:
Art, Music, and Film
H/T @firstname.lastname@example.org: The Art of Decorated Papers The University of Edinburgh acquired Simon Beattie’s collection of decorated papers; this is an exhibit about them.
Tom Lehrer releases rigtts to the public domain: In short, I no longer retain any rights to any of my songs. So help yourselves, and don’t send me any money.
The new (4th) edition of Erik Spiekermann’s Stop Stealing Sheep and Find Out How Type Works is out and is now free. It’s a classic primer by a famous type designer about using fonts more effectively. It’s quite helpful, albeit very opinionated.
Books, Libraries, Writing, and Language
Guðbrandur Þorláksson, Ein ný húspostilla (1597)
How one right-wing activist is fighting to ban over 3,600 books from Florida schools
Among the books he forced the school board to remove is The Girl From The Sea, an award-winning graphic novel in which “two girls hold hands and, at one point, share a kiss. There is no sex, no swearing, and no nudity.” Friedman told Popular Information that he objected to the book’s presence because girls are “not in school to learn how to be better lesbians.”
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Food and Drink
A scallion pancake recipe is layered with thoughts of family, China and a tiny secret
History and Archaeology
Advent calendars, explained: Where they came from and why they’re everywhere now
5,000-year-old ‘bog body’ found in Denmark may be a human sacrifice victim
Archaeologists say find near Stonehenge is an ancient goldsmith’s toolkit
Science and Nature
‘A remarkable sign’: flurry of wolf births offers hope for California comeback
How one digital book led to an important COVID-19 discovery
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Before Musk Riled Everyone Up With Misleading Twitter Files About ‘Shadowbanning,’ Musk Used The Tool To Hide Account Tracking His Plane
How to buy a social network, with Tumblr CEO Matt Mullenweg
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Thursday Night Purge: Elon Musk’s Twitter Bans Tons Of High Profile Journalists
Just after finishing that last post about Twitter banning the official Mastodon account on Twitter for tweeting about the ElonJet tracking account existing on Mastodon, it seems that whatever brakes or controls were in place at the new “free speech absolutist” Twitter have really come off. In quick succession, a whole bunch of high profile reporter accounts were suspended, including Aaron Rupar (who famously covers and quotes videos of high profile politicians), Drew Harwell from the Washington Post, Ryan Mac from the NY Times, Donie Sullivan from CNN, and Matt Binder from Mashable.
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The pioneering Black feminist Dorothy Pitman Hughes has died at aged 84
Revealed: how women bankrolled rival to 17th century Globe theatre
Male performers may have dominated the early modern stage, but female investors were a driving force behind one of the foremost playhouses of the 17th century, according to new research.
Academics have discovered that women made up a large part of the financial force behind the Fortune theatre, the great rival to the Globe, partly built by the actor for whom Christopher Marlowe wrote plays, and where Thomas Middleton’s dramas were first staged.
Alabama women, 85 and 61, sentenced after feeding stray cats
Digital Jigsaw Puzzles: Holiday 2022 Edition
Home and the birdsong In the dark, sylvan villages of medieval England, people named places after the birds that filled the night with music
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