USA sound map – Cities & Memory | Field Recordings, Sound Map, Sound Art

Explore this USA sound map, with field recordings and reimagined sounds from across the United States of America.

Source: USA sound map – Cities & Memory | Field Recordings, Sound Map, Sound Art

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Lawrence Osborne does Raymond Chandler quite well, thank you

Lawrence Osborne has written an official – and good – sequel to Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe novel, ‘Only to Sleep.’ The British novelist lives off the beaten track in Thailand, where journalist Ross Davies joined him for sake.

Source: Lawrence Osborne does Raymond Chandler quite well, thank you

Home | What America Ate


From the About page: “The 1930s are a fascinating moment to study food. Examining how ordinary people bought, cooked, ate, and thought about food can reveal previously hidden aspects of American life during a time of vast economic and social change. What America Ate’s website invites users to interact with and enhance the historical sources, while the digital archive allows users to approach American food in the Depression from three distinct angles.”

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The Rise and Fall of the Family-Vacation Road Trip – The Atlantic

Richard Ratay, the author of “Don’t Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip,” discusses the factors that turned road trips from an individual adventurer’s pursuit into a family activity—and those that led to their decline.

Source: The Rise and Fall of the Family-Vacation Road Trip – The Atlantic

BBC – Culture – Libraries: Where the world’s memory is stored

A new book celebrates some of the world’s most beautiful libraries, with many of its entries in Europe. Cameron Laux looks at how they have carried knowledge through the ages, surviving 10th-Century raids – and looting by a 21st-Century crime ring.

Source: BBC – Culture – Libraries: Where the world’s memory is stored