Saturday, July 15, 2017

Saturday Good Reads

The novels of Jane Austen have been popular for more than 200 years. Kathleen Flynn and Josh Katz at The New York Times apply data analysis to see if they could learn why, and come up with some interesting answers.

Every wonder what Leonardo Da Vinci’s resume might look like? He wrote one, and American Digest has it.

For some 40 years, Libby Hall collected dog photographs. Spitalfields Life has the story and quite a few of them. And The Daily Mail has some wonderful photographs from the pioneering photographer Francis Frith.

Virtually every negative news story about the Trump Administration has been based on reports by anonymous sources, or leaks. Jon Marcus at Nieman Reports takes a look at the ethics of leaks.

And a lot more…

Art and Photography

Henry James, a Pooh-Bah Who Painted With Words - Holland Cotter at The New York Times (Hat Tip: J of India).

Leonardo’s Resume – American Digest.

The Aida (apartment house) – Chris Naffziger at St. Louis Patina.

British Stuff

Tolkien’s Tea Club – Bradley Birzer at The Imaginative Conservative.

American Stuff

A Miscarriage of Justice? The Trial of Mary Surrat – Ryan Walters at The Imaginative Conservative.

What happened when Wal-Mart left – Ed Pilkington at The Guardian.


4 Principles for the Exercise of Christian Liberty – Sinclair Ferguson at Ligonier Ministries.

Catholic Classical Education on the Rise – Jay Boren at First Things Magazine.

Journey to Rome – Loren Paulsson at World Narratives.

Life and Culture

The Ethics of Leaks – Jon Marcus at Nieman Reports.

The Case for Charlie Gard – A.G. Harmon at Image Journal.

He Who Controls the Microphone, Controls… – Shannon Holzer at The Imaginative Conservative.


Milkweed Psalm – Tim Good at Musings of a Naked Alien.

Mosul Remains – Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.

Writing and Literature

Every Moment Holy: A Liturgy for Writers of Fiction – Pete Peterson at The Rabbit Room.

The Word Choices That Explain Why Jane Austen Endures – Kathleen Flynn and Josh Katz at The New York Times.

The Birth of a Dugout Canoe by Northmen on Vimeo.

Painting: Two Women Reading in an Interior, oil on canvas by Jean Georges Ferry (1851-1926).

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