8 links


1. New Clues May Change Buddha’s Date of Birth – NYTimes.com

Only doing links today. I love shit like historical layers of stuff in the earth. Very cool.

2. As Homeless Line Up for Food, Los Angeles Weighs Restrictions – NYTimes.com

I cannot fathom the callousness that is so prevalent now. Aaron Lewis says it well: ”

Aaron Lewis, who said he makes his home on the sidewalk by a 7-Eleven on Sunset Boulevard, chalked up opposition to what he described as rising callousness to people in need.

 “That’s how it is everywhere,” Mr. Lewis said. “People here — it’s their only way to eat. The community doesn’t help us eat.”

3. The Bibliomancer

 This blogger on Bookslut (which I check regularly) recommended a book which looks fascinating, The Gentrification of the The Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination by Susan Schulman. Have to get a copy to read.

4. Multiverse Big Band at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola – NYTimes.com

 The music reviewed in this article sounded like fun. I spotified names and came up with some good listening. I especially like Chris Washburne.

5.James McBride on His Novel <The Good Lord Bird>- NYTimes.com

I think I’m going to have read this author..

6. The Untold Story of Military Sexual Assault – NYTimes.com

This article mentions in passing a startling statistic: more men are raped in the military then women.

7. Drones Offer Journalists a Wider View – NYTimes.com

Using drones to take impossible pictures from the air. Plus privacy considerations. Interesting topic.

8. Why the Y? – NYTimes.com

Y as in Y Chromosome. Maureen Dowd talks about how males might possibly be on their way to obsolescence.

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