The Hippie Aesthetic of the 60s Is “Art Nouveau on Acid”
— Read on kottke.org/19/11/the-hippie-aesthetic-of-the-60s-is-art-nouveau-on-acid

The Siege of Mecca — Throughline — Overcast
— Read on overcast.fm/+QfXWu6BhQ

This one moment has shaped much of world events over my entire life.

The Last Woolworth Luncheonette in America Hides in Bakersfield – Eater LA:

The menu is simple at Woolworth Diner, mostly just burgers and a chili dog with sides like fries, baked beans, or macaroni and potato salad. There are milkshakes available, root beer floats too, but nothing even comes close to crossing the $10 mark. Signs hang both inside the dining area and beyond showcasing five-cent Coca-Colas or ten-cent sandwiches, an overt homage to the five-and-dime history of the place. The workers still don black and white outfits when flitting around behind the counter, and many in the dining crowd are old enough to remember Woolworth in all its glory. For everyone else, there is this place; one unassuming four-story antique mall in the heart of Bakersfield, where Frank Woolworth and his important luncheonette still live on.

There’s a place very much like this just near my house, and it’s one of my favorite places to get breakfast, if you can get a seat…

each month.
A form of vitamin E has been identified as a “very strong culprit” in lung injuries related to vaping THC, health officials reported on Friday, a major advance in a frightening outbreak that has killed 40 people and sickened 2,051.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2019/11/08/health/vaping-illness-cdc.html

Name a significant event in horror history over the past half century, and odds are Tom Savini was there. From his childhood spent watching Saturday afternoon horror matinees, to his pioneering effects work with director George Romero, to his more recent transformation into an actor and director, Savini’s been involved in the genre in every capacity you can think of. Most recently, he’s been preparing a hybrid autobiography-coffee table book featuring his work simply called Savini: The Biography, as well as directing a segment for the season finale of Shudder’s Creepshow TV series.
— Read on www.avclub.com/24-hours-of-horror-with-makeup-legend-tom-savini-1839450285

When Salem, NJ’s Fred C. Arena applied for a job at Philadelphia’s Navy Yard, he underwent an FBI background check in which he falsely claimed that he was not a member of the Vanguard America, a white nationalist group that was part of the lethal far-right “Unite the Right” 2017 gathering in Charlottesville; whose members…
— Read on boingboing.net/2019/10/27/brotherly-love.html

Spooky Sunday

October 27, 2019