For the fifth Sunday in a row, we bring you content recommendations from around the web. Victor V. Gurbo and Nicholas A. Ferrell will each recommend three pieces of content apiece from outside The New Leaf Journal. Nick has an additional internet resource recommendation for this issue of the Sunday recommendations. Finally, we will bring you one classic article from The New Leaf Journal Archives.
In a general note, we will now be organizing Sunday Recommendations posts into article series. Each series will contain twelve Sunday recommendations posts. You will see a series block above the content. Clicking on the block will expand it, revealing the other Sunday recommendations posts in the volume. To learn about series generally, please see Nick’s recent article explaining the concept.
Victor V. Gurbo’s Recommendations From Around the Web
Fred Bals (Medium): Bob Dylan & the Strange Journey of Warhol’s Silver Elvis
Fred Bals. February 19, 2016.
Here is the tale of the curious journey of Bob Dylan’s original Warhol of Elvis Presley. Despite the legends that have Mr. Dylan using it as a dartboard or ping pong table, he actually traded it for a sofa. I’d say that the truth is stranger than fiction, but after 2020, that statement is kind of moot.Victor V. Gurbo
Far Out: Bob Dylan didn’t speak for one week after Elvis Presley died
Joy Taysorn. October 12, 2020.
My first recommendation told the story of Bob Dylan’s original image of Elvis by Andy Warhol. Mr. Dylan chose that image because he admired Elvis. I am not sure that this article is accurate when it states that Mr. Dylan met Elvis several times, but he did confirm in 2017 that he met Elvis at least once. Mr. Dylan stated in that same interview that he almost collaborated with Elvis on one occasion, but bailed on the recording session.Victor V. Gurbo
Encyclopedia Britannica: Biography of Endre Ady
Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica. Last Updated November 18, 2020.
Endre Ady is known as one of Hungary’s greatest poets and writers. He was born in 1877. Although he died young at 41, he left his mark, accurately describing his own work as “new verses of a new era.”Victor V. Gurbo
Nicholas A. Ferrell’s Recommendations From Around the Web
The Babylon Bee: Chuck Norris Comes Out Of Closet As Even More Of A Man
Babylon Bee. December 2, 2020.
I had to.Nicholas A. Ferrell
Ars Technica: “Baby-making machines”: Chinese tweet on Uighurs not against Twitter Rules
Timothy B. Lee. January 7, 2020.
On January 6, Twitter, acting as a publisher, published the following Tweet from China’s Embassy in the United States: “Study shows that in the process of eradicating extremism, the minds of Uygur women in Xinjiang were emancipated and gender equality and reproductive health were promoted, making them no longer baby-making machines.” Ars Technica contacted Twitter to ask if the Chinese Government’s tweet, which defends its forced sterilization program and institutionalized infanticide in concentration camps, violated the platform’s rules. Twitter, acting in its capacity as a publisher, responded that China’s tweet did not violate its policies. Twitter then reversed course on January 8, and,without any further comment or explanation, it removed the Tweet that it had published two days earlier and defended as being in accord with its publisher rules. Although this one Tweet was taken down, we can surely look forward to Twitter’s publishing more musings from the Chinese Communist Party in the months and years to come.Nicholas A. Ferrell
Digital NK: Reverse Engineering a North Korean Sim City Game
Ben. April 21, 2019.
This is a very long and somewhat technical article about a North Korean-made knockoff of Sim City for Android devices. The article covers the author’s obtaining the game in North Korea, installing it, and actually playing it. Readers with more knowledge of programming and code may understand the technical sections of the article more clearly than I did.Nicholas A. Ferrell
Nick’s Internet Resource Recommendation: Wutsearch
Wutsearch is a search engine launchpad created by Jeff Starr. At the bottom of the Wutsearch page, you can click on “options” to toggle which search engines you want to display. You can then use the page to easily search using different search engines, depending on what you are looking for. Wutsearch makes a fine homepage for people who use different search engines. While I primarily use DuckDuckGo, I sometimes use Startpage, Qwant, and Swisscows for different searches. I will be using Wutsearch for a future article about alternative search engines.Nicholas A. Ferrell.
The Old Leaf Journal 〜 Content From the Archive
100 Articles and Counting at The New Leaf Journal
Nicholas A. Ferrell. September 12, 2020.
The article that I published yesterday about the Nonpareil was our 200th New Leaf Journal article. While I thought about commemorating the occasion with the article, doing so seemed like overkill after I recently published a very long post covering our most-read articles from 2020. Furthermore, our one-year anniversary is coming up on April 27. For that reason, I will direct you to my September article covering our first 100 articles. Enjoy the Ti-89 graphing calculator art and links to many of our most interesting articles from May to early September.Nicholas A. Ferrell