Friday, January 17, 2020

Links 17 January 2020

Erlend Haarberg, Crow

David Bentley Hart on the theology and psychology of Hell.

A Crackpot Index for novel scientific theories.

The guy who sculpts really realistic-looking pillows from marble.

A surge of books about kindness. If you ask me, a kindness movement is exactly what America needs.

Violinist Hillary Hahn talks about what goes on her mind while she practices.

Aboriginal fire management in Australia; essentially, set lots of small fires every year so big ones don't develop.

Winners of the 2019 Ocean Art photography contest.

The Kindness of Parrots.

A major study of death certificates says the number of Americans dying from alcohol-related causes increased from 35,914 deaths 1999 to 72,558 in 2017.

The liberal case for restricting emigration.

1 comment:

G. Verloren said...

"The guy who sculpts really realistic-looking pillows from marble."

My parties have all the big names
And I greet them with the widest smile
Tell them how my life
Is one big adventure
And always they're amazed
When I show them 'round the house, to my bed
I had it made
Like a mountain range
With a snow-white pillow for my big fat head

- Peter Gabriel, Big Time