Thursday, September 13, 2012
This week's links. Enjoy.
Video of the spectacular view of the aurora borealis over Scandinavian skies. Gorgeous.
Organic Food: Better or No?
There's been quite a bit of press lately about a new study that says organic food isn't necessarily better for you — but in fact, you should eat organic when possible anyway, for a lot of good reasons.
Is That a Fish in Your Ear?
Review of a fascinating new book by David Bellos about the complexities of translating prose. I am still in awe of the amazing work of translator Gilbert Adair, who brilliantly translated French novelist Georges Perec's La disparition, the novel famously written without the letter "e" — without using an "e" in his English translation.
The New New Girl
Great profile of the brilliant & sweet Mindy Kaling in New York mag — with cute pix, too.
Shakespeare Insult Kit
Searching for just the right phrase to describe the goof who almost runs you down as you're crossing the street? Check out this handy chart from Writers Write Creative Blog and you'll never be at a loss for a richly descriptive phrase again! Via Smithsonian.
25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer
Great writers past and present share their thoughts on what it takes to write well. Inspiring words for all creative people.
Via today and tomorrow: "Curious Vase is a series of vases designed by Mianne de Vries. Each vase has up to 3 more vases hidden inside. So you have to break the outer ones to see how the other ones look like." Check out the link to see how it works — and one being hammered to reveal another one inside.
Roasted Tomato and Rosemary Soup with Kale and Potatoes
With the evenings growing cooler, this lovely and healthy recipe from food52 is the perfect way to ward off the chill.
(room photo from the portfolio of designers christine ralphs and michelle lloyd. via mix and chic)