Saturday, April 29, 2017

Morning Coffee (4/29/17)

How very Chris Christie of them: Spain accused of causing Gibraltar traffic jams amid Brexit tensions

It was a brutal killing that shocked Afghanistan. Now, the outrage has faded.

Ireland Is Urged to Do More for the Economically Vulnerable

Sigh: Exclusive: Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life

SIGH: Ivanka Trump’s Line Relabeled by Retailer, Distributor

Justices Alarmed by Government’s Hard-Line Stance in Citizenship Case

How Dare Chelsea Clinton, a Well-Educated, Accomplished Woman, Share Her Opinions

This whole saga is AMAZING: The complete disaster of Fyre Festival played out on social media for all to see; ‘NOT MY FAULT’ says organizer Ja Rule

The web of conspiracy theorists that was ready for Donald Trump

Ooh: London library makes World War II war crimes searches easier

TRUE: No One Needs to Online Date Their Coworkers in Slack

Two things I hate together! Public proposals AND nonsense in movie theaters!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Afternoon Tea (4/28/17)

The Handmaid's Tale is timely. But that's not why it's so terrifying

Ancient Horse DNA Shows Scythian Warriors Were Adept Domesticators

Ooh! Earliest Evidence of Pattern Looms Discovered in China

Learning Arabic from Egypt's Revolution

Rarely Seen Literary Treasures from the Library of Congress Archives

Morning Coffee (4/28/17)

It's been a long week, huh? Time for some happy Friday links!

Hmmm: Lea Thompson To Star In New Feature Adaptation Of ‘Little Women’

Peggy Whitson's Record Caps a String of Important Milestones for Women in Space

I am cautiously optimistic: Mindy Kaling & 3 Arts Option Alyssa Mastromonaco White House Memoir ‘Who Thought This Was A Good Idea?’ For TV

Greatest headline ever? William: 'I text Radio 1 for shoutouts'

Dear U.K. readers, please go eat Oreo peanut butter ice cream sandwiches and report back.

Delightful: Tom Hardy Chases Down Moped Thief, Profanely Confirms All Your Stereotypes About Tom Hardy

The Boston Public Library Has a ‘Car Wash’ for Books

Whoa: Duke of Wellington's 400-piece gilt dinner set laid out for first time

Aw, there are some great ones here: The Best Little Free Libraries

Build A Fry-Up And We'll Tell You Who Your British Soulmate Is (Dev Patel. OKAY.)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Afternoon Tea (4/27/17)

500 Years After Expulsion, Sicily’s Jews Reclaim a Lost History

How rich hippies and developers went to war over Instagram’s favourite beach

Remarkable New Evidence for Human Activity in North America 130,000 Years Ago

Predicting the Fall of Anne Boleyn

Photos Capture India’s Ancient, Vanishing Stepwells

Morning Coffee (4/27/17)

He's super-serious about tax reform, you guys: Trump’s Treasury Department hasn’t filled any tax policy jobs

I just... White House incorrectly calls Mnuchin 'Secretary of Commerce' in press release

Germany Refuses Turkey’s Request to Spy on Opponents of Erdogan

A Life Sentence in Cambodia, but Kem Ley’s Murder Is Far From Solved

Muslim Women In India Ask Top Court To Ban Instant Divorce

The ‘hotbed of anti-Semitism’ isn’t a foreign country. It’s U.S. college campuses, a new report says.

Trump’s budget blueprint is a war on the future of the American economy

Trump Can't Stop Himself

The Fears That Fueled an Ancient Border Wall

Found: Medieval Manuscripts Stolen From Italy, Hiding in the Boston Public Library

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Afternoon Tea (4/26/17)

Icelanders Seek to Keep Their Language Alive and Out of ‘the Latin Bin’

Diamonds Aren't Forever

This makes... a lot of sense, actually: Multiple Concussions May Have Sped Hemingway’s Demise, a Psychiatrist Argues

Interesting! What ‘personal space’ looks like around the world

New York City after the second world war - in pictures

Morning Coffee (4/26/17)

Welp: Joint NHDP/NHYD Statement: Daily Beast unmasks GOP Rep. Fisher as creator of woman-hating ‘Red Pill’

What a shock: Flynn May Have Broken Law by Not Disclosing Russia Dealings, Lawmakers Say (Also in there: The White House is refusing to turn over documents for this investigation! Of course they are!)

Oh: Republicans exempt their own insurance from their latest health care proposal

!! Abortion in Ireland: committee votes for constitutional change

Trump Is Writing Fake Executive Orders Because He Doesn’t Know How to Be President

Will We Abandon Women’s Rights in the Name of Progressive Politics? (Why won't Bernie just go awaaaaaaaay?)

Sexual Harassment In Statehouses Is Easily Swept Under The Rug

‘Turkish Trump,’ a Hotel Plan and a Tangle of Foreign Ties

The end of an era: Robert Siegel Stepping Down As 'All Things Considered' Host In 2018

Dahlia Lithwick is worth reading on the cultural significance of Alex Jones' trial.

In China, Unregistered Churches Are Driving a Religious Revolution

As always, I'm amazed and delighted that people are STILL making major finds in Egypt: Eight Mummies and Other Treasures Found in Luxor Tomb Bonanza

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Afternoon Tea (4/25/17)

Millicent Fawcett Is First Woman to Get Statue in London’s Parliament Square

The Second Coming of the French Far-Right Tradition

“Hindu by birth, Muslim by wisdom”: The roots of Yogi Adityanath’s cult group

The Museum of the American Revolution sounds great.

How an Alcohol-Hating English Preacher Founded Global Tourism

Morning Coffee (4/25/17)

‘Sherlock Holmes of Armenian Genocide’ Uncovers Lost Evidence

CNN’s Jake Tapper Is the Realest Man in “Fake News” (It's probably just that I started noticing recently, but Taffy Brodesser-Akner's profiles are really great - she did that GQ Tom Hiddleston one and also that great NYT magazine piece on Orthodox Jews leaving their communities.)

This is cool: For First Time Since 1800s, Britain Goes a Day Without Burning Coal for Electricity

As is: Wife hands military command to husband

Becoming Steve Bannon's Bannon

Never Believe the Republicans’ B.S. Ever Again

Jill Biden’s Rate My Professors Page Is a Strangely Comforting Place in Perilous Times

Whoa: Rare parchment manuscript of US Declaration of Independence found in England

This is amazing: "'There is no news,' was the script of the 20:45 news bulletin, before piano music was played for the rest of the 15-minute segment."

The X-Files’ biggest liability at this point is simple: creator Chris Carter

Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce?? Yes, please.

This new history of card catalogs sounds great.