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Still suffering after-effects from last week's New Yorker profile on James Cameron, like a bad drug trip.
KleinReid has a revamped website showcasing their great handmade porcelain and lots of new merch.
Amazing image: 2 monkeys cradling a baby from a piece about animal alarm calls.
Visualizing the 2.4 million lbs of plastic pollution dumped hourly into the oceans. (via @IA @emilychang @core77)
Today's [10/18] Times Arts & Leisure Fawlty Towers squib wrong. Prunella Scales played Cleese's wife; and 'forbearing'?!
32 new planets found outside solar system: Neil deGrasse Tyson, can we please have Pluto back as a planet?
Jorge Muñoz gives out free meals 365 days/yr. in Jackson Heights.
Listen to Erin McKeown's addictive single Santa Cruz here.
NYC Cool Roofs program launched. New term for tar beach may be needed.
Eat Me Daily rediscovers a 1956 cookbook and both a story and a lost world emerge.
Good piece from Timothy Noah about why "triggers" are almost always bs. (via @chrislhayes)
View of Columbus Circle from the MAD Museum restaurant.
Chanel, Dior, Blahnik et al on the new online consignment site Covet Shop.
Interesting series on sounds in the kitchen. (via @Gachatz)
Very cool maps! - 'Here & There: a horizonless projection in Manhattan. (via @RobBothan @Metrotwin)
You don't have to be a runner to love Born to Run: great stories about the Tarahumara and wonderful characters
If you watched the Ken Burns docu on the National Parks, check out these recreated WPA Parks postersl.
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|[A letter from Ms. C, after MUG readers generously funded yesterday's Donors Choose project]
Dear Irene, Beth, Geraldine, my first reading mentor, Emily, Adam, Pat and Anonymous Donors,
Thank you so much for your generous donation to my school and my students. When I told my students about the new library coming, they were so happy that chaos immediately ensued - happy chaos! My students assaulted me with dozens of questions about what kind of books were coming, who the donors were, & shrieks of excitement. You have touched their lives in a way that you cannot imagine.
Your gift to us will spark a generation of readers and creators. My students will surely be swept away in the stories that they read & the characters that they meet. In addition, they will slowly train their minds to become remarkable analyzers of text, identifiers of themes, & daydreamers of what the world could be. Your gift will transcend time as the little fingerprints of many little readers wear down text & ink.