Back from an ever-so-brief blogging hiatus, we bring you the latest from helveticka‘s global news bureaus:
The true story of Roland the Farter, in which we learn of the existence of “professional fartists.”
“[J]ust like sugar, pornography and television, ‘what you prefer is not always good for you or right for you.'” Science myths that refuse to die.
Western civilization is doomed: “Eight of the top 20 selling books on Amazon currently are coloring books designed for adults.”
“A Love Supreme is 50 years old,” says Ravi Coltrane. “But if you have not heard it before—you didn’t know it existed before yesterday—than [sic] it’s essentially brand new.”
Speaking of music, I need to amend my best-of list from December 3, not to mention retract this headline. I just discovered Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s In the Light of Air. It’s a breathtakingly beautiful piece of contemporary classical music, and really shouldn’t be missed.