This week’s links are a mess of things, nothing directly related to current events, so enjoy them, please. I did find them all interesting (and some even entertaining).
Week 18 is over and aren’t we all glad. It’s not like things could get worse. Oh, wait …
- Death Is Optional A Conversation: Yuval Noah Harari, Daniel Kahneman (Edge) Note: This was sent to me a few years ago by my father, I believe.
- The Fabric of Appropriation Where does cultural inspiration end and cultural appropriation begin? (Whit Taylor @ Medium)
- Letter of Recommendation: Summer Fridays (New York Times)
- Sir Arthur and the Fairies In the spring of 1920, at the beginning of a growing fascination with spiritualism brought on by the death of his son and brother in WWI, Arthur Conan Doyle took up the case of the Cottingley Fairies. Mary Losure explores how the creator of Sherlock Holmes became convinced that the ‘fairy photographs’ taken by two girls from Yorkshire were real. (Public Domain Review)