Monday, 6 July 2015


szene: via the Everlasting Blort, a fine gallery of the Swiss rebellious rocker subculture of the 1950s

guano islands act: the happenstance and acquisition of the US minor outlying territories

sibyl’s leaves: the Athenian Oracle, an early nineteenth century precursor to question-and-answer websites—all you wanted to know but were afraid to ask

velvet underdogs: right proper send-up for the much-maligned medium

patrimoine mondial: though Hanseatic Hamburg, Champagne and Burgundy are getting deserved attention, UNESCO’s latest inclusions go much farther