Saturday Linkages: First as Tragedy, Then as LARP

From lockdowns to pool parties: how Covid rules vary around the world

As Kate Wagner of MacMansion Hell put it, “None of you are ready for this real estate listing.”

You have until 6:30 p.m. today EST to view Der Fliegende Holländer, the last Met opera filmed before the pandemic

Car Lanes to Become Bike Lanes on 2 Major New York City Bridges

Those Mysterious Dark Helicopters Were Landing On Multiple Downtown LA Rooftops Last Night

The Strangest Operating Systems Ever Released

Facebook is bombarding rightwing users with ads for combat gear. See for yourself

Wende Museum virtual tour

Neom – The Line to Oblivion

Saturday Linkages on Sunday

How it started/How it’s going

Smart Cities and Finance

‘Not that good’: Montreal restaurant’s brutally honest menu pulls in the customers

LA’s New Falafel Stand Is a One-Man Masterpiece That Hails From Iraq

An anthropologist analyzes the Q Shaman

This might be the most toxic workplace ever

Some tips from the Recomendo Newsletter (Subscribe here): Educational resources that are likely free from your public library’s website: Lydia.com and The Great Courses (you can also watch the Great Courses if you have an Amazon Prime subscription)

Quarantine viewing suggestions: The Set-Up (1949) and the series Silicon Valley

Saturday Linkages: Advent 3/4

Shadowbox project by Creatiedroom

George Orwell describes the ideal pub

Fit for a king: true glory of 1,000-year-old cross buried in Scottish field is revealed at last

How to watch the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter

Make a Christmas shadowbox

A podcast about Arthur Machen’s weird vision of art

Watch Peter Follansbee carve a shallow relief pattern

From Instagram to Insistent Goats: Another Life After Social Media Case Study

Slavoj Žižek on the “screen new deal”

My wife just confessed that for her entire childhood she thought Colonel Sanders’ bow tie was his whole body and now I can’t stop seeing a tiny stick body every time I look at him