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A map of Fairyland (c. 1920)
“The Library of Congress has a remarkable digitized work in its collection titled “An anciente mappe of Fairyland : newly discovered and set forth,” by Bernard Sleigh, published in London around 1920. Here’s the high-resolution image so you can see some of the detail:”
toblog  link  mindmaps  bffr 
yesterday by paulgreer
poem for us: In Praise of Walking
Walking is a mobile form of waiting.
link  poetry  walking 
2 days ago by kvl
<spoilers> What Captain Marvel Gets Right About Trauma - FLARE
“On-screen, one of Captain Marvel‘s high-energy fight scenes is playing out and I can’t look away. “I’ve been fighting with one hand tied behind my back. But what happens when I’m finally set free?” Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) asks, before blasting the daylights out of her enemies to the tune of No Doubt’s “Just A Girl.” She’s finally unleashing her full powers after spending most of the movie struggling to come to terms with who she is—and what she’s capable of.”
film  link 
2 days ago by paulgreer
Photos of the New Futuristic Library in China with 1.2 Million Books
“China recently opened a new futuristic library that contains a staggering 1.2 million books. If you enjoy architectural photography, Dutch photographer Ossip van Duivenbode‘s images of the library will be a feast for your eyes.”
link  World  reading 
2 days ago by paulgreer
Higher! Further! Faster! More!
“comic books have played an important part in cultures all over the world. From the Franco-Belgian bandes dessinée (such as Hergé’s Tintin stories) to British comics anthologies (think 2000 AD) to Japanese manga (One Piece, Naruto, Dragon Ball), comics are an important art form often used to comment on and inform national politics—as well as being shaped by them. American comic books are often most associated with the figure of the superhero. It is no accident that the first comic featuring Captain America, released in 1941, featured the titular hero punching Hitler in the face on the cover. Captain America was intended and acted as a symbol of national hope relating to the ideologies of that period.”
comics  link 
4 days ago by paulgreer
Better Email Links: Featuring CSS Attribute Selectors | CSS-Tricks
Cool trick to show "Send email" and the actual email on hover
CSS  email  link  style 
5 days ago by dandv
NASA: Meteor Exploded Over Russia With 10x Energy of Atomic Bomb
“A meteor caused a massive explosion in Earth’s atmosphere in December 2018, according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL). The fireball was so powerful that it released ten times the energy of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima,”
twt  science  link 
5 days ago by paulgreer
Why was I asked to condemn Islamist violence days after Christchurch? | Latifa Akay | Opinion | The Guardian
Less than two days after the horror of the massacre of 50 Muslims in two mosques in New Zealand, I was asked in an interview on the BBC news channel whether or not I think Muslim communities in the UK do enough to condemn Islamist extremism.
politics  link 
5 days ago by paulgreer
Dick Dale, Surf Rock Icon, Dead at 81 | Pitchfork
“Dick Dale, the guitar player and singer-songwriter known as “the King of the Surf Guitar,” has died. Dale’s live bassist Sam Bolle confirmed the news to The Guardian. He was 81. A rocker whose career bloomed in the early 1960s, Dale toured into the end of his life despite “excruciating” pain stemming from numerous health problems (including rectal cancer, kidney failure, diabetes, and damaged vertebrae). He had tour dates planned throughout 2019.”
link  music 
6 days ago by paulgreer
Man Booker International prize 2019 longlist sees small publishers win big
“The “finest works of translation from around the world” are almost exclusively published by independent presses – at least according to the Man Booker International prize, which has unveiled a longlist of 13 books with only two showings from major publishing houses.”
link  books 
6 days ago by paulgreer
Don’t Just Condemn the New Zealand Attacks — Politicians and Pundits Must Stop Their Anti-Muslim Rhetoric
“It’s the birthrates.”
So begins the online manifesto of the man accused of shooting and killing at least 49 Muslims in a terror attack targeted at two mosques in New Zealand.
link  World 
6 days ago by paulgreer
Christchurch mosque shooting: The faces of the victims
They are fathers, mothers, grandparents, daughters and sons.

They are refugees, immigrants and New-Zealand born.

They are Kiwis.

These are the names of those who have died or are missing after the horrific acts of terror in Christchurch.
world  link  twt 
7 days ago by paulgreer
Link Text Selector - Safari Extension
Link Text Selector - Safari Extension to Select text from hyperlink title.
mac  app  safari  extension  link  text  selector  tool 
7 days ago by e2b

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