Ordinary Sunday Brunch: Culture Quick Links
When you’re glad to be alive, good ideas come. The reason good ideas don’t come today is because we’re all bottled up with greed and anger. We’re mad.
– Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of The Doors
[Mu1] Madonna, at 60, has apparently reached the “get of my lawn” stage of her career.
[Mu2] Weezer and Toto have been a viral sensation covering each other’s hits, so how did this cross-generation love fest start? The comparison is below, to judge for yourself.
[Mu3] It’s been 50 years since The Band recorded Music from Big Pink in a basement in Woodstock, NY, and Robbie Robertson is reflecting on it.
[Mu4] Among the many shows Amazon is producing, this one by AR Rahman on Indian music might be one of the more unique.
[Ar1] Original comic art is proving to be a very high dollar item.
[Ar2] Maritime art is a personal favorite, but this exhibition of Dutch maritime art is missing some of the more unpleasant aspects of naval history and people are noticing.
[Ar3] The trade war with China is apparently going to affect Chinese art as well.
[Hi1] The Battle of Thermopylae has gotten plenty of treatment both in print and film, but geology had as much to do with the proceeding as anything.
[Hi2] Tis the season…so here are the 5 most destructive hurricanes in Florida history.
[Hi3] Video: History of the Boeing 747. Though now retired from passenger service, specialty and cargo roles will keep the airframe busy for many years to come yet.
[Hi4] With the 10 millionth Mustang rolling off the line, Ford can rightly proclaim the pony car as a piece of automotive history.
[Hi5] Israel, Cyprus, and a Personal Journey Through the Crusades By Nathaniel W Horadam
[Fo1] Turns out “eat a variety of foods” was meant to offset poor quality with quantity, so lean more towards the former, according to this study.
[Fo2] Always fun…the top craziest state fair foods, by state of course. Wisconsin coming on strong here with the deep fried turducken on a stick…
[Fo3] A truly legendary chef, Joel Robuchon passed away this week, and in this profile he attributes his success to, among other things, a mastery of mashed potatoes. His Vegas property at the MGM Grand might be one of the fanciest restaurant I’ve ever eaten in, and was worth every penny.
[Fo4] From a Twitter conversation some of us was having, the question rose along the lines how somewhere with lots of hunting, fishing, and other natural resources like West Virginia be considered a “food desert”. This article does a good job breaking it down, and explaining how it is a complex question with few good answers.
[Ac1] Blurring the line between art and architecture in public spaces.
[Ac2] Fighting colonial influences by designing…really wild churches? This town in India is doing just that.
[Ac3] “Design like you give a damn,” gets tested when debating the merits of “Jenga,” as in the game, architecture.
[Ac4] Seems to me that these things are a natural cycle, but there is a swing to a revival of classicalism. Again.
Video – Skrillex and the surviving members of The Doors. My favorite part is Ray Manzarek going all watch-this-kid by telling him to go back to square one, then improvising what would become the main riff of the song, followed by the subtle advice to “pump the living S#$% out of it, man.”