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An elegy for Notre-Dame, in words and pictures

@ Apollo Magazine, April 16. One example: 

The Right Hand of God Protecting the Faithful against the Demons (c. 1452–60),
Jean Fouquet. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS IN NYC, PART IV

Part III is here.

First, ICYMI in the news feed, hack Dem mayor doing the Boss Tweed thing:

" Lil Nas X’s Smash Makes Country Wonder if Rap Is Friend or Foe. Again."

Article by Jon Caramanica @ NYTimes.com/Music, April 11

Over the last few weeks, “Old Town Road” — a strutting and lightheartedly comedic country-rap tune by the previously unknown 20-year-old rapper Lil Nas X — has lived an improbable number of lives.

Someone needed to invoke Godwin's Law on this Congressional Hearing

not to mention that Victim Olympics cards were being played to max. Mho, Nadler would only make a fair, not great, moderator on a blog:

"You shouldn't let poets lie to you"

Conspiracy Theories are Fun and Magical

Great title for a long term thread, so I am stealing it with this first example:

Secrets of the GOP revealed in this thread

The olden days

Fun thread:

On American social cohesion

Most of us feel like it is breaking down, but this point I just ran across made me think again:

A Chinese science fiction writer goes to Burning Man.

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