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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
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
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.
Once upon a time Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart met at a White House dinner. Eleanor had always wanted to fly a plane so they left the dinner, still in their formal gowns, and commandeered a plane and flew around a bunch. This true story is the subject of this delightful children's book. And, of … Continue reading What We’re Reading at 1 AM
To Our Comrade, Robert L (S Leonard), Scoffer at this Niche On this February 28th at 1AM, we thought it best to pay homage to the birthday sweaterboy himself: Robert Lawrence "Sean" Leonard. He's had some poignant moments, and we've ranked a list of highlights for you. Here at The Niche, RSL is a well-established gender icon, … Continue reading What We’re Reading at 1AM: RSL Edition
Vindication of the Rights of Woman: Chapter VIII. Thanks, Mary. Alex Trebek's Wikipedia page. That's self-explanatory. Just browsing for tea at Simpson & Vail. Irene really loves their Fancy Darjeeling Blend. Finalement... Safe Passage (1995) on youtube. Susan Sarandon comes for us all in the end.