Sing It Out Sunday: Eagle Cam Edition
I am still obsessively watching the DC eagle cam – and the second egg has hatched! Oh glorious day! It’s a gloomy first day of spring here, but there is new life.
- An artist replaced strips of horizontal siding on an old house in Joshua Tree, California, with mirrors and created an awesome optical illusion!
- Junot Diaz explains why you need time travel to explain the weirdness of post-colonialism
- Using radar scans, archaeologists have found two (or more!) secret chambers hidden behind walls in King Tutankhamun’s tomb – which might be where Queen Nefertiti is buried!
- NPR is stuck between two worlds: local radio and online podcasts. So they’ve decided not to promote their podcasts on air and “[let] the present act as a strategy tax on the future”.
- The Folger Library discusses Shakespeare and magic with Teller (of the famous Penn & Teller magic duo)
- N.K. Jemisin explores how Hamilton gets to “the core of fantasy: myth, celebrated and sometimes, interrogated.”
- The British are launching a new $200 million research ship, and asked the public to name it. So naturally the leading contender is RSS Boaty McBoatface.
- Ever wonder why sub-Saharan Africa doesn’t have historic cities? Spoiler: they were destroyed by Europeans.
- Last week, the Washington DC metro system shut down for a full day for safety inspections. These maps show the impact across the city as people tried alternate ways to get to work.
- Joshua Malina is launching a podcast that will go through The West Wing episode by episode, with cast members, writers, directors, and more!
- Finally, if you haven’t already watched the videos of Lin-Manual Miranda and Emma Watson talking (and rapping! and beatboxing! and sorting Hamilton characters into Hogwarts houses!), then what are you waiting for???