Bucketloads of great things are coming through the feedreader lately and, thankfully, most of them aren’t about Christmas.
Here’s a few highlights:
- Translators may want to look away for a minute. Nicholas Ostler is wondering if a virtual language we can all understand is possible.
- Meet The Kinshasa Symphony – Central Africa’s only symphony orchestra
- Roger Ebert weighs on the question that stopped Christopher Hitchens and Tony Blair’s debate about religion. Is it good for the world to consider women as an inferior form, as all religions do?
- For word nerds: The Boston Globe examines how slang worms its way into standard vocabulary.
- First there was Wikileaks. Now there is the Wikileaks documentary.
- British mezzo Sarah Connolly has another look at Alma Mahler.
- It’s never too early to start ferreting away conversation bombs in case holiday conversation stays in the banal zone for too lon. Get started with: a brief history of art censorship controversies
- Have no room for but want anyway.