Saturday, March 25, 2017

Morning Coffee (3/25/17)

‘The closer’? The inside story of how Trump tried — and failed — to make a deal on health care

I can't believe this is real: ‘Hello, Bob’: President Trump called my cellphone to say that the health-care bill was dead

Obviously beside the point now, but this from Matt Yglesias is a good read: The Republican health care plan is totally nuts

Donald Trump Is Not Having Fun

Amazing: We Redacted Everything That's Not a Verifiably True Statement From Trump's Time Interview About Truth

I've seen a lot of misleading stuff going around, so: DC's Missing Teens: What's True and What's Not

Taliban Take an Afghan District, Sangin, That Many Marines Died to Keep

The corruption cases that could take down Benjamin Netanyahu, explained

The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death

A Scholarly Sting Operation Shines a Light on ‘Predatory’ Journals

How Bob Silvers and the New York Review of Books Transformed the Literary World

Early Tech Adopters in Ancient Rome Had Portable Sundials

Friday, March 24, 2017

Morning Coffee (3/24/17)

I... well. Who knows what's going on with anything at this point, really? But I can offer some Friday Happy Links if you'd like a distraction.

I WANT TO GO THERE: There’s now a spy-themed bar in London where you have to crack codes to get cocktails

I wish this had been the most important political news of the week: This Adorable Pup Named Biden Just Got To Meet Former VP Joe Biden

Churchill trailer!!

New emoji are coming!

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society cast is looking INCREDIBLE.

Ooh: Stunning 'new' cloud formations captured in updated atlas

Amazon is making a Victoria Woodhull movie with Brie Larson! (She was the first female presidential candidate, in 1872.)

Butterbeer ice cream?!?!

Let's have a The Royal We party.

Or run away to the Isles of Scilly.

I'm not convinced by this birthday cake mimosa idea but... you know, I'd try it.

The British Library's Medieval Manuscripts Blog takes a look at some Beauty and the Beast-adjacent holdings.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Morning Coffee (3/22/17)

What Donald Trump Doesn't Understand About Libraries

A must-read on the Gorsuch hearing: How Dare You Question Our Precious Nominee?

Why women wore Handmaid's Tale robes in the Texas Senate

Hillary Clinton: “I Am Ready to Come Out of the Woods”

Vindication: Nancy Pelosi was right: Democrats had to pass the bill so people could find out what’s in it

This is fascinating and heartbreaking: A Janitor Preserves the Seized Belongings of Migrants (They're confiscating rosaries. Rosaries.)

'London Bridge is down': the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death (This is very well done, covering the government, media, etc., and was so immersive that I spent a couple days catching myself thinking "Wait, DID the Queen die?" No. She's fine. She better be fine.)

Sad news for mystery fans: Colin Dexter has died.

So they're making a sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl in the Spider's Web, but it's based on the fourth book, which was written by another author, and it's going to have a new cast. And new director. So. Huh.

A ‘Triumphant Return’ for 17th-Century Tapestries

Uncommon Ancestry

Russia’s February Revolution Was Led by Women on the March

Thursday, March 16, 2017