Some serious links and some not so serious. Dolly the Sheep makes an appearance, as does Angela Lansbury as teapots.
On June 3, 2020, Dappled Things partnered with Collegium Institute to put on this panel conversation exploring Flannery O’Connor on the imagination, solitude, and the glorious oddities of life via Zoom. This event is part of Collegium’s new Ars Vivendi Arts Initiative.
Top 10 Cathedrals in the United States Series by Duncan Stroik
Classical Church Architect Duncan Stroik (a good friend of Dappled Things) will appear on the LA Catholic Morning Show from WNGL 1410 Archangel Radio on Friday mornings this summer for this series: “Top 10 Cathedrals in the United States.” The segments will be posted at Stroik’s Facebook page here after they air. You can listen to today’s first show at the show’s Youtube channel. If the video below doesn’t start at the beginning of the segment with Stroik, you can find his interview at 25:27.
Hat Tip (H/T) to Katy Carl.
After reading this memoir posted by Tony Woodlief at the “Close Reading” blog at Slant Books—in which the writer compares his own carefully curated response to poetry unfavorably with the less-filtered but authentic response of his drop-out brother—I now have a new favorite memoir writer.
H/T #2 to Katy Carl
Nick Ripatrazone at Image Journal interviews former Marine, fiction writer, and essayist Phil Klay.
H/T #3 to Katy Carl
Katy Carl introduced this essay by J.D. Long-García at America Magazine by writing, “Yes, and: One of the things that makes me happiest about Dappled Things is that we resisted the push to go web-only at the time everyone else was doing it. Print is dead, they said. New journals fizzle within five years, they said. Yet here we are.”
H/T to Anonymous Reader via Katy Carl
Friday Links: March 13, 2020 included a link to a post with links to virtual tours of twelve famous art museums. Today’s post from “Upgraded Points,” a how-to-travel-cheaply website, gives links to seventy-five museums— not just of art, but also of science, history, and technology. This list is also much broader in geographical scope. For example, it includes Asian national museums from China, Korea, India, and Japan. The oddest exhibit I saw in my skim through the list is one at the National Museum of Scotland, which features stuffed Dolly, the cloned sheep. You can even download a coloring book there, The adventures of Dolly the Sheep, which can be likened to a combination of the plots of the movies A Night at the Museum and Home Alone (in Dolly’s case Clone Alone).
H/T to Michael Rennier
This Twitter thread was introduced by Michael Rennier who wrote, “She was quite an accomplished murder-mystery author.” Josh Nadeau replied, “So good.” The comments on the thread are almost worshipful of the woman who started it. Even Angela’s family shared it in a group chat and found it clever. Above and below are a few samples.
Anne of Green Gables characters in the time of Covid
H/T Karen Ullo from Jessica Ellis @baddestmamajama
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