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  • Diving into the Text
    by Emilio Fraia on June 16, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    The Uruguayan writer Juan Carlos Onetti is a kind of Zen master of opacity, a diving instructor who takes the reader to spots where little can be seen.

  • Make Your Own Hook Knife Using an Old Metal Wrench
    by Carlos Zotomayor on June 14, 2021 at 9:01 am

    Here’s something anyone can make with a wrench: a circular hook knife. However, instead of using the hardware tool to pull or twist something into place, you’ll actually be breaking the metal down and turning it into something new. The man behind The Small Workshop YouTube channel didn’t have his own forge, so he took [...]

  • Weekly Web Roundup: June 11, 2021
    by Ms. Ann Marie Watson on June 11, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    Friday, June 11, 2021Category: Americans for the Arts NewsThis week: a letter from the Americans for the Arts Board Chair, reflections on healing post-pandemic through the arts, honoring top arts leaders at Annual Convention, and federal arts funding gets significant support from President Biden. 

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  • tanning an animal skin -- 6/16/21
    on June 16, 2021 at 7:20 am

    Today's selection -- from How to Invent Everything by Ryan North. If you should get transported back to pre-history, here’s how to tan an animal skin: "Tanning was originally invented in 7000 BCE. Without tanning, animal skins quickly rot, and even dried ones become hard, inflexible, and brittle. Tanning transforms these skins into leather: a substance so resistant to rot that leather shoes from 3500 BCE have survived into the modern era. It's […]

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  • Thai country living
    by Aeon Video on June 15, 2021 at 10:01 am

    Friends, family, food, music: a recipe for a good life from a Thai country craftsman living far from the bustle of BangkokBy Aeon VideoWatch at Aeon

  • Online Dating: Does Education Matter?
    on January 13, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Online daters are most likely to contact people with the same level of education as them, but are less fussy about an intellectual match as they get older, according to new research.

  • When Designing a New Product 4 Must-haves For Your Workstation
    by ID Blogger on June 1, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    When Designing a New Product 4 Must-haves For Your Workstation When it comes to product design and development, your workstation can become like a second home. If you’re spending hours on end working on various projects, it’s important that your workspace is both comfortable and fits all your needs. In this case, there are a few elements to consider that could make your life a little easier when you’re in the zone. Here are a few key […]

  • Sleek Wooden Ribbons Spiral in an Infinitely Looping Installation in Hong Kong
    by Grace Ebert on June 16, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    A new installation by Paul Cocksedge (previously) creates an endless circuit of coiling wood in Hong Kong’s Yue Man Square. Made of sustainably sourced timber, “Time Loop” evokes the infinity symbol and represents the city’s history of continual growth and change. A poem written in two languages is engraved in the spiraling structure, which stretches more than nine meters across and three meters tall to allow passersby to stop and rest […]

  • CJ Analysis: Cinema Is Back! But With Some Major Changes.
    by Claire Beswick on June 11, 2021 at 9:57 am

    It’s been a very long time since anyone in the cinema business has been in a rush to look at box office figures. The habitual daily check came to a bit of a grinding halt last year and for a... The post CJ Analysis: Cinema Is Back! But With Some Major Changes. appeared first on Celluloid Junkie.

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