AKA “the stuff that I keep marking as unread on Reeder that I need to do something with”. This is something.
- Ask Metafilter: Pairing fiction with eras in common
I just linked this on Twitter a bit ago. A great premise for a question and one that I’ll probably be bookmarking for future reading as A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is one of my favorite books and I’d also love to find the similar qualities that the poster is looking for.
- Michael Kombat
This is Mortal Kombat + Michael Keaton. There’s not much more explaining to do here.
- Martin Parr: Teddy Gray’s Sweet Factory Film
Via kottke.org. I could watch this all day. Films about making candy, crayons, and watching that guy make plaster moulding on This Old House are my happy place.
- The Letters That Warren G. Harding’s Family Didn’t Want You to See
Via Metafilter. Containing such bits as: “Wish I could take you to Mount Jerry. Wonderful spot. Not in the geographies but a heavenly place, and I have seen some passing views there and reveled in them.” Filthy!
- What Do Chinese Dumplings Have to Do With Global Warming?
Fascintating NYTimes article about the creation of frozen potstickers, refrigeration, cold-chain supply and the environmental effects of keeping food “fresh”.