Friday, November 18, 2016

Morning Coffee (11/18/16)

Let's take a break for some happy Friday links.

National Book Award winners! I want to read all of them.

I'm glad the BBC understands that what the world needs now is more Mary Berry.

Oh, this could be fun: Broadway's 'She Loves Me' to Screen in Movie Theaters (I went when they did something similar with Company and it was great.)

!!! Dan Stevens & Christopher Plummer To Star In Charles Dickens Tale ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’

This is an amazing headline: Cats colonized most of the planet by boat

A great escapist read if you like this kind of thing: Sex, Drugs, and Bestsellers: The Legend of the Literary Brat Pack

I haven't had a change to start watching The Crown yet but here's some good background info.

Let's go curl up with some tea and blankets and read the books that shaped President Obama.

I bet you need to see a polar bear petting a dog.


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Morning Coffee (11/17/16)

I think we're at the point at which it's getting hard to separate out election-related stuff, because... it's just part of what's going on in the world now. However, I will continue my usual habit of putting more newsy/current affairs links toward the top and history/science/arts/entertainment toward the bottom, so if you want to avoid Trump-related stuff, start at the end and read up.

Everything is fine: "The State Department confirms that, like the Pentagon and the Justice Department, it has not heard from anyone on President-elect Trump’s team, a week after the election."

Everything is fine! Russia quits International Criminal Court

What a surprise: Total abortion ban proposed in Indiana

Wow: "The message was sent on a special channel created in 2013 as part of the Nuclear Risk Reduction Center, using a template designed for crisis communication. . . . 'The fact that we used this channel was part of the messaging.'"

Trump can now loot millions of dollars from the Secret Service with no disclosure

Meanwhile: This Is What Canada’s New LGBTQ2 Special Advisor Is Facing In His New Role

Hahaha, The Onion: DNC Aiming To Reconnect With Working-Class Americans With New ‘Hamilton’-Inspired Lena Dunham Web Series

Joshua Johnson is a great choice to replace Diane Rehm.

Football Alters the Brains of Kids as Young as 8

Skipsea Castle was built on Iron Age mound, excavation reveals

Friday, November 11, 2016

Morning Coffee (11/11/16)

I'm not sure I actually have enough HAPPY links for you this morning, but I'm going with... emotionally neutral, at worst, and not election-related. Starting tomorrow, I'm going to try to have roughly half the links each day about current events and half about other things, and I will label those sections so you can find what you need.

The New York Public Library’s book train will make your nerdiest dreams come true

Let's talk about The Harrying of the North, because why not?

My non-verbal son communicates through ‘Hamilton’

Utopians are so maddening and fascinating to read about, especially right... now.

This is nifty: City of Women

The secret behind Italy's rarest pasta

The Mysterious Origins of Tiramisu, the Dessert That Took the '80s by Storm

Gold Rings Found in Warrior's Tomb Connect Two Ancient Greek Cultures

The History and Future of the Once-Revolutionary Taxidermy Diorama

Aw: 24 Moms That Are Way Too Pure And Wholesome For This World

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Morning Coffee (11/10/16)

Well, here we are. Sorry for the lack of a post yesterday; between the result and the sheer number of hours I'd been volunteering/not sleeping, I just couldn't make myself do anything but stay snuggled on the couch for most of the day. I'm still not up to reading many pieces about what happened, but I'm bookmarking interesting stuff to read later and I may share it then (properly labeled so you can avoid if desired) if you're interested. For now I'm going to give you two important links about where we go from here, and then a bunch of interesting and totally unrelated things I'd bookmarked over the last month or so and never had time to share. Hope you're all doing okay. Reach out if you need to talk.

A Letter to Young Women: How We Will All Move Forward Together Now

A List of Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Earth, Anti-Bigotry Organizations That Need Your Support

I realize this is obvious to a lot of us, but the more actual research we can cite, the better: Study of adoptive families finds no differences for same-sex families

The Rolling Stone story had a lasting effect on the UVA campus

How One Man Was Wrongly Blamed for Bringing AIDS to America

American Child Brides and the Dangers of Underage Sex

“The Girl On The Train” And Women’s Dark Fantasies

Skeleton Offers Clue to Amelia Earhart's Fate

Andrew Jackson's Marco Polo

Ooh: Cartography Software for Fantasy Writers

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Happy Election Day!

I've been home extremely few hours in the past four days, and by the time you are reading this I'm back volunteering more, so no links today. Go vote!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016