Over the Rainbow: The Technicolor Life of the Man Who Created Oz.
Kal is a Paramedic in Edinburgh. He writes about his adventures, some bloodier than others, at Trauma Queen. (via Breakfast links)
15 Mind-Blowing Facts About Wealth And Inequality In America. (via J-Walk Blog)
Summertime for George Gershwin. The creation of Porgy & Bess 75 years ago required some fieldwork off the coast of South Carolina.
The Senator, the Dog, and the Trial. A court case from 1869 established the concept of “A Man’s Best Friend is his Dog”. (Thanks, IrisInTheOzarks!)
Both George Orwell and Aldous Huxley had pessimistic views of the future. Which one was more correct about our modern world? (via 9GAG)
4 Things in Your House Dirtier Than A Toilet. Think about it: the toilet actually gets cleaned every once in a while.
The Eternal Value of Privacy. This classic article explains how the concept of privacy is way more than hiding some wrongdoing.
Russian Types is a set of portraits taken in Moscow and St. Petersburg in the 1860s. Is it my imagination, or do most of the men look like Rasputin? (via Dark Roasted Blend)