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Technically, we've missed 211th anniversary of the creation of Sherlock Holmes by an hour. But you should head over here and (re)read A Study in Scarlet anyway. *** As if the title of this Harper's longread "Blood Spore: Of Murder and Mushrooms" alone weren't enough to draw anyone in, get a load of this imagery: Pollock’s body was presented … Continue reading What We’re Reading at 1AM
Despite the radio silence, we've actually been reading tonight! A few meaty pieces for your evening, plus one worthwhile video: On the long history of a San Antonio subculture: Over time, the gowns have become symbols of the dream of wealth and exclusivity. “It’s like a grown-up fairytale,” explained Ellen Maverick Dickson, a former princess … Continue reading What We’re Reading at 1AM
Toni Morrison on race, memories, and regretting everything. "When I'm not creating or focusing on something I can imagine or invent, I think I go back over my life — I don't recommend this, by the way — and you pick up, 'Oh, what did you do that for? Why didn't you understand this?' Not … Continue reading What We’re Reading at 1AM
What is a liminal space? In essence, it is a place where one senses the barriers between the real and the unreal becoming thin. A transitional area where, at any moment, impossible things might occur. Defining what makes such a space is tricky, however; there is merely is a certain thingness to them, a je ne sais quoi which must … Continue reading Boston’s Most Liminal Spaces: An Abbreviated Guide
J.C. Leyendecker: pioneer of gay subtext in art and aesthetic embodiment of the Niche staff's collective dysphoria. [...] a lot of gay artists had to use what I call the “palimpsest technique.” Palimpsest refers to the fact that parchment used to be so expensive they would have to paint it over to write something new, and … Continue reading What We’re Reading at 1AM
Like the rest of the world, tonight I'm tripping out about time crystals and #relating more than I could have expected to non-equilibrium matter: A time crystal is like constantly oscillating jelly in its natural, ground state, and that's what makes it a whole new phase of matter - non-equilibrium matter. It's incapable of sitting … Continue reading What We’re Reading at 1AM
Education is a lifelong process, and daily learning the sole defense against the mental degeneration which lurks around every bend. So when you learn that fresh blood can act as a suitable egg substitute…well, you really have to lean into that information. *** Personally, I’ve never eaten straight-up blood. My culinary habits lean toward the adventurous … Continue reading 3 Classic Egg Recipes Except with Blood Now
I haven't read a thing today. Here are a series of A Bit of Fry & Laurie sketches which YouTube played automatically as I ate my reheated chicken curry in bed.
Of all life’s myriad irritants, few have the power to vex, to stymie, to dampen the passions of the soul like a monotonous diet. When rice and turkey burgers no longer satisfy, when Vienna Fingers become passé, one must take up arms against routine and shake new fruits from the tree of life. "But how … Continue reading Niche Recipe: Broccoli à la Vapeur