What you end up remembering isn’t always the same as what you have witnessed.”
― Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending
Can we just cry forever?
Why are barns painted red? Because red paint used to be cheapest. But why is red paint cheaper than other colors? Ultimately, nuclear physics. Yonatan Zunger explains. For more on stellar nucleosynthesis, see: we are all made of star stuff.
This article was so awesome. Recommended for anyone who loves science, at all.
In the arts mecca of New York City, subway buskers are often overqualified. But they’re not usually world-class jazz singers with the lungs and charisma of old-school soul stars. Accompanied only by a pianist, Porter performs “Be Good (Lion’s Song)” on a vintage subway car in downtown Brooklyn.
This is phenomenal.
Les amours qui durent
Font des amants exsangues,
Et leurs baisers trop mûrs
Nous pourrissent la langue.
Les amour passagères
Ont des futiles fièvres,
Et leur baiser trop verts
Nous écorchent les lèvres.