Sunday, October 03, 2021

Why We Do Daylight: : Photographers and Photo Editors on the Passion That Drives Their Work

  “[I]t is the wine that leads me on, the wild wine that sets the wisest man to sing at the top of his lungs, laugh like a fool—it drives the man to dancing…it even tempts him to blurt out stories better never told.” 


Daylight saving

The dragons follow us around,

Sneaking in and out of the mist, 

Shrieking nonsense, a silent sound,

Lonely and hungry to be kissed.

They are two of nine ancient worms

(A magic number in godly terms):

Each is older than the other;

Each is no dragons’ brother;

Each has a near toothless maw;

Each has lost all but one claw.

Out of this frightless paucity,

They have this one audacity:

Yolky eyes loll in scaly lids,

Laughing at our egos and ids.

Two of “Nine Dragons” (Chen Rong), Sonnet #581.

Marg and Gough:

Where True Authority Resides” — Oprah Winfrey And The Power Of Confession

"What sets Oprah apart … is her understanding that we crave not only the thrill of seeing secrets exposed but also the pretense that therapeutic peace inevitably follows. Oprah makes money on our hunger as well as on our hunger's aspiration to be resolved." - The Yale Review

Humiliation — why does it hurt so much, do so much damage, twist us so out of shape? Vivian Gornick investigates   Unknown parts 

How private schools create Britain’s emotionally stunted leaders

Boarding schools force boys to become cynical and detached. Then they grow up to run the country.

Is The Future Of Newspapers 24/7 Online, With Actual Newsprint Only On Sundays?

That's already the case in Little Rock and Chattanooga, while the Tampa Bay Times prints only Wednesdays and Sundays. Many other papers throughout the US have cut some hard-copy days, especially Saturdays. Yet they all post news online all week long. - Local News Initiative (Northwestern University)

With only a single breath, Alexey Molchanov, history’s most daring freediver, is reaching improbable depths—and discovering a new kind of enlightenment as he conquers one of the world’s wildest sports

As Big Tech Gives In To Big Government, Everyone In Russia Is Harmed

Google and Apple opened offices in Russia. Then Putin pressured them to delete his opposition's Smart Voting app - and they caved. "This episode is a powerful reminder that old-fashioned force can decisively tighten a state’s grip on the web." - Wired

Is Social Media Eroding Our Appreciation Of Art?

From influencing creation, curation and perception, there’s no denying social media is changing the way we experience art. It’s an effective tool for generating excitement and keeping audiences engaged. But is it standing in the way of a genuine appreciation of art? - ArtsHub