Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day

Film studio “Animācijas Brigāde” is a stop motion puppet animation film studio, producing puppet films and commercials. Working in classic stop motion technique, the Riga-based studio was founded in 1966 by a puppet film and theater director Arnolds Burovs and since then studio has produced 140 puppet animation films, made by different film directors. Safety on the Railway is no laughing matter (yes it is) in this wonderful short film below:

“…after centuries of imbibing alcoholic beverages as their main source of potable water, European’s new fondness for boiled drinks—coupled with the psychoactive properties of caffeine—swapped societal tipsiness with a mindstate primed for the Enlightenment’s intoxication with reason.” Hunter Dukes on A Treatise Concerning the Properties and Effects of Coffee (1792) by Benjamin Moseley.

Why Toblerone Is Dropping a Famous Swiss Mountain From Its Packaging

The chocolate maker must drop an image of the Matterhorn from its packaging to comply with Swiss laws as it moves some production abroad.

“Fiction builds empathy.

Fiction is something you build up from twenty-six letters and a handful of punctuation marks, and you, and you alone, using your imagination, create a world, and people it and look out through other eyes.

You’re being someone else, and when you return to your own world, you’re going to be slightly changed.” Neil Gaiman

Commemorating Philip Roth means confronting his limitations head on. This month marks the 90th anniversary of the author’s birth. Roth readers may find this article illuminating.

Thought to have been created around 1300 CE, the Hereford Mappa Mundi is the largest surviving complete map of the medieval world. Named for Hereford Cathedral where the map is housed today, the extraordinary document offers insight into the minds of Christian Europeans in the Middle Ages, revealing the extent to which their understanding of the world was shaped by stories from the Bible and the Classics. In this video essay, the US graphic designer and video producer Jeremy Shuback explores the map’s structure and the breadth of its illustrations, detailing how this imaginative piece of medieval cartography binds history, geography, mythology and religion to form an invaluable sketch of the Middle Ages.

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