Saturday, June 25, 2016

Saturday Good Reads

Brexit happened, and the world will never be the same. David Frum at The Atlantic looks at the reasons for the U.K. vote.

My paternal grandmother died in 1984, and one of the memories I associate with her is her divinity fudge. She’d make it and mail it every Christmas. My parents loved it; even as a kid I could only eat one piece before being overwhelmed by the sugary sweetness tsunami. Rod Dreher at American Conservative shares a similar member about his grandmother.

In the age of Twitter, Samuel James asks, “How do we grieve?” And what happens when we don’t grieve the way the internet wants us to grieve?

Ariel Sabar in The Atlantic takes a look how a shady German university drop-out (and part-time pornographer) duped one of the leading religious scholars at Harvard into believing a faked papyrus was real. It’s a warning to all of us – accepting something because we want to believe it’s real or true.

Barnes & Noble is having a bad year – a very bad year. Alex Shepherd at The New Republic asks what happens if it collapses.

And stories about Facebook and how it helps divide us; Samuel James on defining decency downward; and some wonderful photography. And Paul Rosolie, a naturalist based in southern Peru, sets up a camera in the rain forest, and what is taped is a wonder.

Art and Photography

The arresting beauty of life on a wheat farm in Colorado – May-Ying Lam and Elliot Ross at The Washington Post.

There is a Season – Jack Baumgartner at The School of the Transfer of Energy.

Sequence – Tim Good at Pics, Poems, and Ponderings.

Lady Slippers – Susan Jones via Facebook.

Cycling Raynbird Creek (Australia) – Neil Ennis at Musings.

Life and Culture

Divinity – Rod Dreher at American Conservative Magazine.

The Unbelievable Tale of Jesus’s Wife – Ariel Sabar at The Atlantic.

One Facebook, Two Worlds, Three Problems – Trevin Wax at The Gospel Coalition.

Defining Decency Down – Samuel James.

Pulp Friction – Alex Shephard at The New Republic.

The Power of Example – Jon Mertz at Thin Difference.

Brexit: Why the U.K. Left the European Union - David Frum at The Atlantic.


British Stuff


The Unseen World of the Peruvian Rain Forest

Painting: Portrait of a Young Many Reading, oil on canvas (1946-47) by Gerard Sekoto.

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