Friday, November 22, 2013

It's Friday, and time for links from others! Thanks for your patience and your links!

From Julie: Driverless cars are coming to the UK, be warned.

Also from Julie: Napoleon's will is auctioned off. Man, they'll put anything up for auction these days, won't they?

From Cassandra: Allie Brosh of Hyperbole and a Half talks about her new book, and her life, and her recent struggles with depression, in a raw, honest, hilarious way. Go Allie!

From Bunny, some wonderful news: The Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Turkey Day Marathon is BACK!

Have a spiffy weekend, everyone. See you next week.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

November brings a lot of history with it this year. Here we go.

Researcher extraordinaire Bill Lucey talks about the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination by asking journalists to tell their stories.  He also has a post in honor of "Mozart Month" and the composer behind it.

The University of Cincinnati has launched a website commemorating astronaut (and UC professor) Neil Armstrong, full of interactive data and images from earth and space.

It's the end of an era: the Scripps-Howard News Service is going dark after 96 years.

And finally, here's something which may influence the future: Senators Franken and Durbin have introduced the Affordable College Textbook Act.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Better late than never: a roll call of haunted courthouses in Ohio.

Reading the news, one might be justified in believing that our world is falling apart. While that may be true, it's also true that the world is much better for much of humanity than it was a hundred years ago.

Along similar lines, cities are forever changing, and New York City has a website documenting its transient nature.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Due to our ongoing technical difficulties, you might not have known that we're still giving books away over at the Steampunk Librarian. But we are! And here is the news of our latest winner!
Hola! Please pretend that it is Monday, and these are your Monday links!

The LA Review of Books has a long and fascinating article about the reenactors of Concord, Massachusetts. Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne and Alcott are all alive and well there! (In all my time running around Massachusetts, I don't think I've ever been to Concord. I should remedy that.)

Behold, the opera of the future! This looks like all levels of awesome.

"Upcycling vintage luggage into portable audio devices" is what RetroSonic is all about. Its only presence on the web at the moment is via Facebook, but definitely worth a look.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Hi! Still here, just struggling with logistics (the running theme of 2013). Back with links very soon.