"Meet Carl Sandburg" NBC's Biography in Sound (audio, 1955, ~54mins, 1 MP3 file)
"He won three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his #poetry and one for his biography of Abraham #Lincoln. During his lifetime, #Sandburg was widely regarded as 'a major figure in contemporary literature', especially for volumes of his collected verse, including #Chicago Poems, Cornhuskers, and Smoke and Steel."
Wikipedia entry for C.S.: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Sandburg
(book) Handmade Pixels: Independent Video Games and the Quest for Authenticity (2019)
"#Videogames are often dismissed as mere entertainment products created by faceless corporations. The last twenty years, however, have seen the rise of independent, or “indie,” video games: a wave of small, cheaply developed, experimental, and personal video games that react against mainstream video game development and #culture."
BBC radio drama, Badgers In My Vest (2003, ~43 mins, 1 MP3 File)
"..darkly funny play..based on a true incident in #DylanThomas' life. Deemed unfit to fight in World War II..spends his time in Newquay in the local pub, cadging drinks, laughing at the Welsh behind their back and being outrageous. Privately, he is terrified, suffering nightmares and in the grip of writer's block. Then one night, a soldier comes in.."
‘Twas a dark and fearsome night', metafiction, recursion (blog post)
"Dear Quote Investigator: Experimental fiction and #metafiction became influential in literary circles during the 1960s and 1970s. Yet, I recall a playful story from the beginning of the twentieth century that used #recursion. A character named Antonio presented a comically nested tale to a group of brigands. Would you please help me to find a citation?"
Self-hosting is the practice of locally hosting and managing applications instead of renting from SaaSS providers.
The rise of 'facadism' in London (pictures)
"The Spotted Dog was described as "a well accustomed public house" in 1792, by which time it was at least 30 years old.
In the 19th Century, it was famous for its pleasure gardens and in the 1920s housed a dancehall"
swimming cows of Dorian (article)
"Horvat told the paper that the bovine interlopers appear to belong to a herd of feral 'sea cows'...While it might be hard to picture the lumbering beasts taking to the sea, cows actually are fairly decent swimmers when they need to be. It’s not unusual for them to paddle their way to higher ground during a hurricane — in fact, a swimming cow plays a crucial role in the plot of Zora Neale Hurston’s 'Their Eyes Were Watching God.'"
"Younger Than That Now: The Politics of Age in the 1960s" The success and failure of youthfulness as a political strategy
"Young feminists & people of color were particularly quick to question the idea that age alone was enough to sustain a movement. And the media often presented young people as impulsive and naive, undermining their political legitimacy. In tracing how 'youth' took on multiple meanings as the 1960s progressed, Scott demonstrates the power of this idea.."
Diary of a 1st-Time Interactive Fiction Developer – Part 78: Skip to the End
"You’ve been silent. But without having you there – without your constant, unwavering support – I would never have ever finished the game.
You were there the first time I figured out how to crash my computer with the interactive fiction editor. You were there for all the dithering over spellings and paragraph lengths and the choices I should offer to players..."
"The Vale", a non-visual action RPG review (wherein you play a person who is blind)
"The journey is unique to other, similar stories because Alex is blind. Playing the game requires navigating Alex’s surroundings with binaural audio, aided by optional haptic feedback from a controller. Good headphones are recommended."
Before there was recycling, there was the rag trade. (article)
"It’s a quirk of the global economy that the most direct beneficiaries of the rise of fast fashion might be paper towel manufacturers...the days of recycled 100% cotton rags are pretty much over, and so are the days when manufacturers could adhere to those industry specifications. #Clothes and textiles simply aren’t as well-made as they used to be."
BBC radio drama - Faust By Johann Wolfgang Goethe (2010, ~3hrs 23mins, 1 mp3 file)
By Johann Wolfgang Goethe, translated by John R. Williams, with Samuel West as #Faust, Toby Jones as Mephistopheles, Anna Maxwell Martin as Gretchen and Derek Jacobi as The Lord. Adapted and directed by David Timson, with music composed by Roger Marsh.
They live in such harmony the billions of stars when most people can barely go a minute without declaring war in their minds.
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