of Slatington, Pennsylvania, featuring references
to Grundsow, Little Patch and Little Dolphin.
It's time for another collection of stories that caught my eye during the past two weeks and may pique your interest. Hope you find something here that intrigues you as your weekend winds down.
- The New York Times: "On Their Death Bed, Physical Books Have Finally Become Sexy" by Mireille Silcoff
- The New York Times: "Airbnb Host Welcomes Travelers From All Over" by N.R. Kleinfield
- The Atlantic: "How Fanzines Helped Put Doctor Who Fans in Charge of Doctor Who" by Nolan Feeney (which ties in nicely with my new series on fanzines that launched this week)
- BBC News: "The birds of Shakespeare cause US trouble" by Jane O'Brien
- British Library: "The Anatomy of a Dragon"
- Roadtrippers Daily: "Texas' earliest UFO mystery: Does an extraterrestrial pilot lie beneath this unmarked grave?" by Greg Newkirk
- Atlas Obscura: "Tombées du Camion: Inside a Parisian Cabinet of Curiosities" by Melissa Lesnie
- The Telegraph: "RIP for OED as world's finest dictionary goes out of print" by Padraic Flanagan
- The Atlantic: "America's Coming Manufacturing Revolution: Fracking, robotics, and nanotechnology are poised to transform the industrial sector" by Moisés Naím
- Autumn Write: "The erasure of high fantasy and space/planetary adventure" by Andrea K. Höst
- The New York Times: "A 12-Year-Old’s Trek of Despair Ends in a Noose at the Border" by Jim Dwyer
- The Guardian: "Shirley Jackson's dark powers are back at work from beyond the grave" by Alison Flood
- Ars Technica: "No Romulans, just angry volunteers: One man’s journey to restore Star Trek’s bridge" by Cyrus Farivar
- BBC News: "A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia" by William Kremer (If you click on nothing else, please go look at these jaw-dropping photos.)
- NYMag.com: "Lessons of Immortality and Mortality From My Father, Carl Sagan" by Sasha Sagan
- Mother Jones: "The 2,000-Year History of GPS Tracking" by Brett Brownell
- Salon: "David Foster Wallace was right: Irony is ruining our culture" by Matt Ashby and Brendan Carroll
- Vulture: "The Complete Works: Ranking All 64 Stephen King Books" by Gilbert Cruz
- Inventor of Persons blog: "A Chronological Bibliography of Early Occult Detectives" by Tim Prasil
- The New York Times: "Students Reading E-Books Are Losing Out, Study Suggests" by Annie Murphy Paul
And a bunch of stuff about
the 1964-65 New York World's Fair
- Smithsonian Libraries: "1964: Fountains, Fireworks, Fifty Years Ago – A World's Fair" by Elizabeth Broman
- Mashable: "The Videophone Turns 50: The Historic Failure That Everybody Wanted" by Stewart Wolpin
- The New York Times: "Around the Unisphere at the World’s Fair, Lives Changed" by Liz Robbins
- Papergreat: "Space-age pictures from a 1964-65 Futurama brochure"
- Papergreat: "Maps for the General Motors Futurama at 1964-65 World's Fair"
- Papergreat: "Colorful postcard from 1964-1965 New York World's Fair"
- Papergreat: "AMF Monorail flyer from the 1964 New York World's Fair"