Sunday, November 07, 2021

9 Free Streaming Services to Save You From Subscription Hell

 Wired - 9 Free Streaming Services to Save You From Subscription HellWired: “The main casualty of the streaming wars has been your wallet. Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, Hulu, Apple TV+, Disney+, Discovery+: They all demand a monthly tithe. Toss in a live service like YouTube TV, the music app of your choice, and whatever gaming concoction suits your needs, and you’re suddenly ringing up a pretty grim bill. Fortunately, there are other services out there that can keep you entertained without destroying your budget, and they’re the perfect cure for subscription fatigue…”

MakeUseOf - The 6 Best Websites to Test Your Internet Speed for Free: “When your internet is running slow, you may find yourself looking for a speed test website. Here are six of the best that let you test it for free…”

       Dune in Hebrew 

       In Tablet Raz Greenberg profiles translator Emanuel Lottem, in Is Dune Better in Hebrew ? 
       It wouldn't be the first work of fiction improved in translation ..... 

       Krimi enthusiasm 

       I missed this last week, but in Foreign Policy Thomas Kniesche writes about Germany's Love Affair With Crime Fiction
       Yes, a lot of the focus is on (the TV-series) Tatort, but it offers a decent overview of German Krimi-reading enthusiasm as well. 

       (I've been in Vienna for a few days now and note with some amusement that of the first six books I've purchased, three are, indeed, Krimis .....) 

We Need A New Way Of Studying Literature

“There is no such thing as an individual work in literature.” The work is always part of a “system of literature,” in which the arts are interrelated. Indeed, “f a literary work is torn from the context of one literary system and moved to another, it will take on a different coloring. - LA Review of Books

Best Churches In The World

You can visit these extravagant and beautiful churches and marvel at their unique architecture. Each one is a testament to the trends of its time. They serve as a record of architectural trends that future generations can study regardless of religious affiliation.

From detailed sculptures that adorn these buildings, to their towering tops and onion domes, Luxury Columnist lists the top religious edifices around the globe. Check the full list here. 

Today we’re escaping a gloomy fall afternoon with a visit to the colourful, extravagant world of Józef Mehoffer. Care to join us in our virtual art gallery? Born in 1869 in what was then Austro-Hungary, Mehoffer studied art in Krakow, Vienna, and Paris. He led the Young Poland movement, a group of artists formed around…