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A compendium of things shiny and random, including but not limited to: edibles, readables, listenables, watchables, covetables and ponderables. Please watch your step.

motherjones:

fishcaken:

"Harrison: Apple detective Tom Burford revived this cider apple from a single tree in a defunct New Jersey cider mill. USDA" 

Nothing makes us happier than when people post our old magazine piece about apples on Tumblr.

motherjones:

fishcaken:

"Harrison: Apple detective Tom Burford revived this cider apple from a single tree in a defunct New Jersey cider mill. USDA" 

Nothing makes us happier than when people post our old magazine piece about apples on Tumblr.

rollingstone:

Huey Lewis may never have lacked confidence – “He’s always been successful at that,” declares Alex Call, a singer who shared a house with him for three years – but now it’s entirely warranted. After struggling for more than ten years, this ruggedly handsome thirty-three-year-old has gotten hold of the brass ring. Three of the singles from his latest LP, Sports, have been hits – “I Want a New Drug,” “Heart and Soul,” “The Heart of Rock & Roll” – and a fourth, “If This Is It,” is currently applying for Top Ten residency as well. Videos of Huey Lewis and the News – drummer Gibson, keyboardist Sean Hopper, guitarist Chris Hayes, saxman-axeman Johnny Colla and bassist Mario Cipollina – have become a welcome oasis of normality in the broken-glass and leather-bikini world of MTV. Their live shows – ninety minutes of uptempo rock, plus a superb doo-wop interlude – have sold out ever since Huey and the News started headlining last April. And Sports – a likable, unadventurous fusion of white-rocker oomph and blue-eyed R&B – hit Number One for a week and is still selling at a brisk pace.
Happy 63rd birthday Huey Lewis! Take a look at our 1984 cover story on the hard-working Lewis.

rollingstone:

Huey Lewis may never have lacked confidence – “He’s always been successful at that,” declares Alex Call, a singer who shared a house with him for three years – but now it’s entirely warranted. After struggling for more than ten years, this ruggedly handsome thirty-three-year-old has gotten hold of the brass ring. Three of the singles from his latest LP, Sports, have been hits – “I Want a New Drug,” “Heart and Soul,” “The Heart of Rock & Roll” – and a fourth, “If This Is It,” is currently applying for Top Ten residency as well. Videos of Huey Lewis and the News – drummer Gibson, keyboardist Sean Hopper, guitarist Chris Hayes, saxman-axeman Johnny Colla and bassist Mario Cipollina – have become a welcome oasis of normality in the broken-glass and leather-bikini world of MTV. Their live shows – ninety minutes of uptempo rock, plus a superb doo-wop interlude – have sold out ever since Huey and the News started headlining last April. And Sports – a likable, unadventurous fusion of white-rocker oomph and blue-eyed R&B – hit Number One for a week and is still selling at a brisk pace.

Happy 63rd birthday Huey Lewis! Take a look at our 1984 cover story on the hard-working Lewis.

“There are no endings. If you think so you are deceived as to their nature. They are all beginnings. Here is one.”

—   Hilary Mantel, Bring Up the Bodies (via madderreds)

I’m going through Bring Up the Bodies withdrawal, and I only finished it three hours ago.

(Source: ovidire)

(Source: rockiswhatineed, via nprfreshair)

theatlantic:

Egyptian protestors shine laser lights on a military helicopter flying over the presidential palace in Cairo, on June 30, 2013, as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gather during a protest calling for the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi.

See more. [Credit: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters, Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images]

nevver:

Might as well
millionsmillions:

The book club has turned into a form of protest. Inspired by “The Standing Man,” the Turkish demonstrator who stood for six hours in a silent vigil, protesters are silently standing while reading books. The Al Jazeera photo-essay shows Nietzsche, Camus, and Orwell as popular picks.

millionsmillions:

The book club has turned into a form of protest. Inspired by “The Standing Man,” the Turkish demonstrator who stood for six hours in a silent vigil, protesters are silently standing while reading books. The Al Jazeera photo-essay shows Nietzsche, Camus, and Orwell as popular picks.

stfuconservatives:

soychorizo:

“She was the daughter of a single woman, she was a teenage mother herself….It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example.” -Rick Perry. (full quote here)

He really said that today.

stfuconservatives:

soychorizo:

She was the daughter of a single woman, she was a teenage mother herself….It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example. -Rick Perry. (full quote here)

He really said that today.

(via inothernews)

tylerborchers:

A rainbow of lights illuminated San Francisco City Hall last night in celebration of the Supreme Court’s historic decision.

tylerborchers:

A rainbow of lights illuminated San Francisco City Hall last night in celebration of the Supreme Court’s historic decision.

(via tylerborchers)

nevver:

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