Just a few things I’ve read lately that you might like to peruse over the weekend…
- The Public Domain Review usually posts interesting articles about things which are with us, but uncommon. But their essay “The City That Fell Off a Cliff” by Matthew Green tells the story of something that is no longer with us—the town of Dunwich, England, which finally fell into the sea in 1922. (Google Maps has this interesting bit.)
- I found that Sylvia Plath was both quite the artist and quite the notetaker in “Sylvia Plath’s Visual Notes” by Jillian Hess.
- As it turns out, the song “Hanging on the Telephone” was a cover by a 1970s band called The Nerves. I didn’t know this until I found out about the death of their lead singer Jack Lee.
- Austin Kleon on why you shouldn’t read anything that didn’t have a childhood.
- If you missed growing up in the 1970s, count yourself lucky. Johnny Virgil explains why through a 1977 JC Penney catalog.