Who knew that Henry the VIII's wine cellar was preserved inside the Ministry of Defense building? [more inside]
"To coincide with his new book, “Will Oldham on Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy,” Will Oldham is again releasing a new batch of his own oldies — a six-song EP called “Now Here’s My Plan,” made up of fresh versions of songs from the Prince Billy catalog. Among the recordings is an impossibly upbeat rendition of “I See a Darkness,” the beautifully bleak song off his 1999 album of the same name that was later covered by Johnny Cash." The video for the new version, shot in Glasgow Scotland, is now posted on the New York Times website. [more inside]
"I am your favorite horse." No More Workhorse Blues dir. Harmony Korine
The Palace of Hana & Yugen: History and Theory of Noh Theater. [more]
The Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul. Lavish treasures.
I wonder how many people went hungry so this monstrosity could be built? And mom always said to not play with your food....