Ordinary Sunday Brunch: Culture Quick Links

Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonder and Home. Andrew is the host of Heard Tell podcast.

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    • Aaron David in reply to Atomic Geography says:

      At this point, I have zero desire to go back to western Europe, but eastern and points further out have always fascinated me, and these pics just add fuel to the fire.Report

      • Lived in German two different times, and traveled around quite a bit and I found visiting the old “eastern bloc” countries to be more interesting on several levels. This was mostly in the 2000’s, but even with 10+ years of westernization at that time you could tell a huge difference. Something that would be a good write up one of these days.Report

        • J_A in reply to Andrew Donaldson says:

          When I visited Prague in 1999, I was extremely surprised (and amused) by the way people spoke of “in communistic (sic) times X, Y, Z” as if they were talking about the Hapsburg Empire, Good King Wenceslas, or the Romans, and not something not yet ten years ago.

          And talking about that, going by the way Prague looked and felt in 1999, communistic times could really have been before the Thirty Years War.Report

  1. Saul Degraw says:

    Refinery 29 is having their blow back about one of their money diaries:


    Though some think this current scandal du internet is written by a troll/prankster and not a real person.Report

  2. Doctor Jay says:

    I love Das Rheingold. It is probably my favorite Wagner. Though Lohengrin has some very special moments.

    That could have been me describing it in that video, I’m so rapt with the prelude.Report

  3. Jaybird says:

    New York Daily News is going to suffer layoffs. Tronc has announced that they’re cutting editorial 50%.

    (Insert Infinity Gauntlet joke here.)Report