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And other cool catchphrases. And such.
Welcome to the Weekly Town Crier. This is the online space reserved for me to pass along links from the past week that I have found interesting. You may or may not find them interesting yourself. If you don’t find them interesting I don’t want to hear about it. Get your own website.
And have a great day.
Read as “Relevant” magazine considers the “Rise of the Cool Catholics”.
Read the Atlantic urges: “For a More Creative Brain, Travel”.
Read as Reuters reports: “Microsoft sues U.S. government over data requests”.
Read “Relevant”‘s piece: “Study Finds Millennials Are Out-Reading Older Generations”.
Browse Bruce Springsteen’s reading list at Brain Pickings: “28 Favorite Books That Shaped His Mind and Music”.
Browse NME‘s picks for the “Top 10 Psychedelic Albums”.
Read Boing Boing‘s report: “Churchill got a doctor’s note requiring him to drink at least 8 doubles a day “for convalescence”.
See “Miniature Treehouse Sculptures Built Around Houseplants by Jedediah Voltz” at Colossal.
Consider “Why Is It Important—Today—to Show and Look at Images of Destroyed Human Bodies?”
Read the Telegraphs piece about the study finding: “Attending live music events ‘reduces your levels of stress hormone’.
Read Wimp‘s piece: “What Hiking Does To The Brain Is Pretty Amazing”.
Browse Pitchfork‘s suggestions for “How to Buy the Best Turntable and Stereo System for Your Record Collection”.
Read Newser‘s report: “Go to Grid|Next Story Scientists Wowed by First Look at Brain on LSD”.
Read as New York magazine considers “The Psychological Cost of Boring Buildings”.
Read as Anonymous considers: “How Popular Music’s Lyrics Perpetuate American Idiocy”.
Read as Ars Technica reports on the recent court ruling finding that “Worshipping the Flying Spaghetti Monster is not a real religion”.
Bob Dylan‘s been in the press some this week:
- Read The Times Picayune‘s report that “Bob Dylan’s paintings to appear at the New Orleans Museum of Art”.
- Read Uncut‘s report: “Bob Dylan’s childhood pal to publish memoir of their friendship”.
- Read Rolling Stone‘s report: “Bob Dylan-Inspired TV Show Headed to Amazon”.
Watch the video for “Conditions Wild”, the first single from Steve Gunn‘s new album, Eyes on the Lines, out June 03; his first album for Matador. Gunn’s Way Out Weather was one of my top ten favorite albums of 2014 and his collaboration with Blag Twig Pickers, Seasonal Hire was one of my favorites of last year. I dig this guy.