An irregular hodgepodge of links gathered together … Omnium Gatherum for May 9, 2020
Here’s some things I’ve found that you may be interested in checking out:
- SHIRLEY Trailer – Available Everywhere June 5; Elizabeth Moss as Shirley Jackson, based on Shirley: A Novel by Susan Scarf Merrell—”Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions in her already tempestuous relationship with her philandering husband. The middle-aged couple, prone to ruthless barbs and copious afternoon cocktails, begins to toy mercilessly with the naïve young couple at their door.” Also.
- Fuck the Bread. The Bread Is Over.
- “The Danger of the ‘New Normal’. How to welcome a full range of emotional experience—and create space for transformation.”
- The Kaaba
- “Why time feels so weird right now. March was 30 years long and April was 30 minutes long. What gives? We talked to a time philosopher to find out.”
- “Arrows of Time. A project by Quanta Magazine. Text by Dan Falk. Design and illustrations by Eleanor Lutz and Olena Shmahalo. The human mind has long grappled with the elusive nature of time: what it is, how to record it, how it regulates life, and whether it exists as a fundamental building block of the universe. This timeline traces our evolving understanding of time through a history of observations in CULTURE, PHYSICS, TIMEKEEPING and BIOLOGY.”
- “When the Virus Came, Some Museum Curators Lost Years of Work. As exhibitions around the world close, or cancel the next stops on their tours, logistical and emotional carnage follow.”
- “Sports are Just Numerology. A 2 player game about a set of players whose careers are entangled. The game is played by generating and defining numbers, stats or otherwise, that are significant in the player’s relationship.”
- “Astronomers say they’ve found the closest black hole to Earth. Don’t worry, it’s actually 1,000 light-years away.”
- Jupiter and Its Galilean Moons—”NASA recently released newly processed images of the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa, originally taken in 1998, and continues to release images both produced internally and processed by citizen scientists of Jupiter itself, as seen by the ongoing Juno mission. I thought today would be nice for a virtual photo trip through the dancing spheres of Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, and its four major moons, Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto—known as the Galilean moons, after Galileo Galilei, who discovered them in 1610.”
- Unleashing a Medieval Trebuchet on a Wooden Palisade—”In Burgdorf, Germany, weapons expert Mike Loades is testing out a trebuchet – a 12th century giant catapult from Asia that dominated the battlefields of its era.”
- “Who Invented the Wheel? And How Did They Do It? The wagon—and the wagon wheel—could not have been put together in stages. Either it works, or it doesn’t. And it enabled humans to spread rapidly into huge parts of the world.”
- Mary Shelley Created ‘Frankenstein,’ and Then a Pandemic
- How to Relax: A Witch’s Guide to Calm
- Witches’s Brew From “Macbeth” Had a Secret Herbal Meaning
- Monumental if true! ? “American Evangelist Claims Stonehenge Built By Satanic Giants”
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