An irregular hodgepodge of links gathered together … Omnium Gatherum for May 30, 2020
Here’s some things I’ve found that you may be interested in checking out:
- “Wapshott Press Book Club! Because… why not.” “First book: Drunk on Time, by JF Malone, Storylandia, Issue 32, Winter 2020″
- Inconsequential News Quiz: Emergency Donut Edition—”3) Speaking of Satan and courtroom action, Satanic Temple founder Lucien Greaves, whose organization is in court fighting for the right to install an 8-foot bronze statue of the goat-headed demigod Baphomet on the Arkansas State Capitol grounds as a counter to Sen. Jason Rapert’s Ten Commandments Monument, recently released pages from a deposition transcript in the case on his Twitter feed. Which of the following was a real detail from the testimony?”
- Free ebook: Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? Police Violence and Resistance in the United States, edited by Joe Macaré, Maya Schenwar, and Alana Yu-lan Price, foreword by Alicia Garza, from Haymarket Press
- Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America by Kristian Williams, from AK Press. $5 paperback or $2 ebook
- ‘Like a living hell’: Brooklyn man sent to psych ward by cops who insisted he was someone else, lawsuit claims
- “‘Cannabis burned during worship’ by ancient Israelites – study” Time to include kaneh-bosem in all the Holy Anointing Oil again!
- “Scientists discover that four “blank” Dead Sea Scrolls actually have text. The text appears to relate to the Book of Ezekiel.”
- “Maybe Your Big Dream Is Making You Unhappy. We’re told to never give up. But what if that’s not working?”
- Three Steps to Finding Inspiration in Unexpected Places
- More Plague Bingo! Locust Ataack in Jaipur ?
- Plague Poems – The Tenth Week
- Terror, humour vivid in verses verses—”Paul Legault’s The Tower (Coach House, 96 pages, $22), rewrites and queers William Butler Yeats’s classic poetry collection of the same title, taking Yeats’s ‘timeless’ allusions and making them timely for our pop-culture-addled age, where art acknowledges its own disposability in order to reflect on the ageless horror of mortality itself. ‘Old people are like Pokémon,’ offers Legault in his rewriting of Yeats’s Sailing to Byzantium (the one that begins, ‘That is no country for old men’). ‘They were free once before the civil wars / they waged inside Time, which is an imaginary country / of which they’re refugees.'” About The Tower by Paul Legault; rewriting the poetry of Hermetic Library Figure William Butler Yeats.
- “Aligning the Arts of Tarot and Tattooing. Fellow artists and friends Angel Garcia and Samantha Rehark together developed a project that dovetails tarot and tattoos based on a natural, conceptual similarity between the two practices: the act of trust.”
- “Watch the powerful new video for ‘Strange Angels’ from rock supergroup Loup GarouX. ‘It sounds like a huge howling hurricane'” Watch the video here.
- The Trip to Greece defies labeling as a comedy or drama. It’s more than Michael Caine and Mick Jagger impressions.”—”After three trips together, Coogan and Brydon slip into a fourth with ease, as if they’d never left. This time around, they’re set to retrace Odysseus’ footsteps, going from Troy to Ithaca. At first it seems like business as usual, as the pair get to riffing immediately. But the passage of time changes all things, including Coogan and Brydon, and it’s been a decade since they first toured the north of England.” Watch here.
- “Vikings: Live from the British Museum“—”The Vikings are coming… again! In 2014 we followed on from the success of Pompeii Live with another live broadcast- this time from the exhibition Vikings: life and legend. Here is that broadcast, presented by Bettany Hughes and Michael Wood, featuring the largest Viking warship ever found, Roskilde 6 along with interviews with Viking scholars from across the world. Michael and Bettany explore the viking world from the homelands to its farthest reaches, Viking ship craft, trading, warfare and religion are brought to life through the spectacular objects that were brought together for this blockbuster exhibition.”
- “Ancient Roman mosaic floor discovered under vines in Italy. Pristine ‘archaeological treasure’ near Verona may date to 3rd century AD, say experts.”
- “Archaeologists in Norway are about to dig up a Viking ship. The Gjellestad ship is roughly 1,200 years old.”
- BREAKING NEWS: Where are the mimes?
- OK Go – This Too Shall Pass (Marching Band)
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