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Settle in: its going to be a long winter

The hygge conspiracy: If this is the year in which globalisation has been found wanting by millions, hygge appeals to an earlier age, an imagined past, where one could take back control or make a country great again. [SL GuardianLongRead]
posted by threetwentytwo on Nov 22, 2016 - 121 comments

Sun sets in Barrow AK for the last time Friday

At 1:31 p.m. Friday the sun set in Barrow, Alaska for the last time. Ever. Or at least, it set for the last time while the city is named Barrow. [more inside]
posted by leahwrenn on Nov 18, 2016 - 24 comments

sauced for the holidays: boozy infusions and DIY liqueurs

Infuse Your Booze! Don't let the gift-giving season catch you unawares; whip up a big batch of homemade liqueur this week and all you'll have to do is wait. Some of my tried-and-true favorites under the fold. [more inside]
posted by amnesia and magnets on Oct 24, 2016 - 36 comments

Only shooting stars break the mold

I am Star Man! This is my latest audio transmission, pairing Tori Amos' 'Winter' with Smash Mouth's 'All Star'! God help us all. [more inside]
posted by Shmuel510 on Aug 13, 2016 - 37 comments

It's cold, eh

Atlantic Canada is still getting some winter this "spring". Here's what a guy from Saskatchewan thinks about winter, just in general; some Manitobans' responses, previously.
posted by cotton dress sock on Apr 29, 2016 - 17 comments

2016's best video (foreign language, with monkey)

Turn off the "Upload videos" link, Google, because the best video of the year has already been uploaded! Its summary reads like a penmanship exercise: Russian farmer monkey in a snowsuit & mittens visits his pet goats and hens. [SLYT] [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Apr 7, 2016 - 36 comments

Windes blast and weder strong

The English are famous for complaining about the weather, but this is nothing new. Nearly a thousand years ago, an unknown musician set down a single verse that still carries heartfelt sadness about the longeurs of winter, leaving us a wistful window into existence, art and society in the early medieval years. Decoding the earliest surviving secular song in English.
posted by Devonian on Feb 5, 2016 - 12 comments

SNOW FROLIC

Stop Everything And Watch These Blizzard Puppy Videos [more inside]
posted by poffin boffin on Jan 24, 2016 - 25 comments

Moving with the reindeer in the winter

This is an aerial drone footage of a herd moving in Norway.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jan 22, 2016 - 12 comments

“In Canada, complaining about the cold is a national pastime.”

Canada: A nation of winter wusses. by Aaron Hutchins [Maclean's Magazine] Canada used to pride itself on being the land of ice and snow. Now we avoid the outdoors—even when it’s not all that cold. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jan 5, 2016 - 143 comments

The Myth of High Suicide Rates During the Holidays

According to the CDC, November and December are the months with the fewest suicides. [more inside]
posted by a strong female character on Dec 25, 2015 - 31 comments

100 Winter Dates

100 Winter Date Ideas, courtesy of @vrunt.
posted by Greg Nog on Nov 17, 2015 - 17 comments

For every season, there is a meal

"You learn to cook so that you don't have to be a slave to recipes. You get what's in season and you know what to do with it." ~ Julia Child
In North America, summer is peak time for fruits and not bad for vegetables, but not all states are the same, so you can also browse Epicurious' seasonal ingredient map for a view of seasonal selections, month by month for any state. In the UK, you can visit Eat the Seasons to get an idea of what's fresh now, and La Cuisine in Paris has a list for seasonal food shopping in France. If you're in India, there are five seasons to consider, with the addition of monsoon season, and seasonal foods are an important part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), as summarized on The Kitchn. Zipmec has a very general list of seasonal foods in South America, but for some real local flavor, Epicurious has a visual guide to Latin American and Carribean produce (though no mention of seasonal availability). And if you want to take a culinary tour of the world, Food By Country is a great place to start, with geography, history and food, plus recipes for each country (previously). And while shopping for produce, it's good to know how to pick the right vegetables and fruit, from The Kitchn, with additional suggestions in the comments. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jul 5, 2015 - 27 comments

Winter Birdwatching in Jersey City

A short film.
posted by rtha on Mar 16, 2015 - 3 comments

MB(ecket)TA

MB(ecket)TA: Samuel Beckett quotes on photos of Boston's snow. Frankly, a little too real right now.
posted by showbiz_liz on Feb 19, 2015 - 75 comments

The sun was warm but the wind was chill

Wind chill is vitally important information. Or is it a meaningless number useful only in making weather forecasts more dramatic? [more inside]
posted by sfenders on Feb 16, 2015 - 55 comments

We are way past joking.

What It’s Like Living In Boston Right Now
posted by anastasiav on Feb 12, 2015 - 363 comments

Dashing Thru the Snow

CN Train 406 West didn't seem to mind the snow in Salisbury, NB on Tuesday.
posted by pjern on Feb 5, 2015 - 51 comments

Paddle Boarding Among Icebergs in Lake Michigan

Looks like a beautiful day for a dip. (slyt, short but sweet) [more inside]
posted by Roger Dodger on Jan 16, 2015 - 12 comments

"It was the Yuletide, that men call Christmas"

David Wong, Cracked: The True Meaning of Christmas (That Everyone Forgets) [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 24, 2014 - 47 comments

Oh the weather outside is frightful

Winter doesn't start for another 33 days but today all 50 US states posted temperatures below freezing - yes, even Hawaii - and three feet of snow fell overnight south of Buffalo with no signs of stopping (and it looks like a snow haboob).
posted by troika on Nov 18, 2014 - 114 comments

A Feast for the Eyes

Winter Wonderland A themed set of lovely pictures. [more inside]
posted by Michele in California on Sep 7, 2014 - 15 comments

Winter on Georgian Bay

Winter on Georgian Bay : “Highlights of a four-month time-lapse taken from a cottage overlooking Lake Huron, during an absolutely epic winter.” [via mefi projects]
posted by scruss on May 18, 2014 - 26 comments

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen

How Durham Academy, North Carolina, announces a snow day.
posted by The Whelk on Feb 13, 2014 - 40 comments

I Took Off My Hijab

I Took Off My Hijab By adding more layers. A knit hat and scarf around my neck to be exact.
posted by frimble on Feb 10, 2014 - 90 comments

Welcome to Richmond County

A brief history of Staten Island Chuck not-having-it from New York City's mayor. He bit Michael Bloomberg in 2009, and he almost squirmed away from Bill de Blasio this morning.
posted by jtajta on Feb 2, 2014 - 7 comments

"I love my wife, but oh, you ice."

It only happens once every few years: a brackish river in New Jersey freezes over, and the iceboats come out. It's happening all over the Northeast, where an unusually cold winter is welcomed with delight by aficionados of this sport. Lightly constructed, beautiful, and fast (the record stands at 84 miles an hour propelled by wind alone), iceboats provide a winter thrill ride like none other. Iceboating or ice yachting has thrived in pockets of North America and Europe since the nineteenth century. When conditions are right, see them sailing and racing in Wisconsin, on the Hudson, in Maine, Minnesota, Prince Edward Island. and wherever else "hard-water sailors" congregate.
posted by Miko on Jan 27, 2014 - 14 comments

The Year(s) Without A Summer

So, why was there a ten year long winter starting in 536?
posted by The Whelk on Jan 21, 2014 - 25 comments

The Winter [Olympics] is Coming

Tywin Lannister Narrates an Epic Winter Olympics Promo
posted by meowzilla on Jan 14, 2014 - 48 comments

You'll probably want your winter wetsuit

Icy weather getting you down? How about a nice relaxing beach holiday? The same weather pattern bringing Antarctic temperatures to America is pushing Himalayan surf towards Europe. With storm swell battering coastlines from Portugal to Cornwall, big-wave specialists from around the world are flocking to the unlikely surf mecca of Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo, Ireland. Apparently it's been pretty intense... "Down there was living repeatedly rabbit punched while diving in the deep!" [more inside]
posted by Pre-Taped Call In Show on Jan 8, 2014 - 17 comments

POLAR VORTEX

'Polar Vortex' Brings Bitter Cold, Heavy Snow To U.S. right on the back of WINTER STORM HERCULES that delayed or cancelled flights all over the country, stranding holiday travelers, and dumping lots of snow all over the midwest and northeast. Planes are sliding off runways! Dogs are wearing booties! [more inside]
posted by ninjew on Jan 5, 2014 - 443 comments

Revenge is a dish best served cold

The Janitor's Revenge (SLVideo)
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on Dec 28, 2013 - 15 comments

I shiver when I see the falling snow

It's gonna be a blue Christmas: Merle Haggard - If We Make it Through December [more inside]
posted by byanyothername on Dec 25, 2013 - 22 comments

Scarf

"Scarf" - a wordless wintry comic by Emmy Cicierega
posted by overeducated_alligator on Dec 14, 2013 - 29 comments

Yule Logs

Yule Log. Yule Log on TV. Yule Log '83. Yule Log on YouTube. Yule Log with Music. Yule Log on Netflix. Yule Logs for Designers. Yule Log with Bacon. Previously, previouslier, previousliest.
posted by Sokka shot first on Dec 11, 2013 - 20 comments

The Babies Who Sleep in the Cold

A mixture of data and cultural tradition support the notion of putting babies outside to nap, even in winter. There is some evidence that babies who nap outside sleep longer and get sick less.
posted by dry white toast on Feb 23, 2013 - 101 comments

First you were all like "whoa", and we were like "whoa"

Winter storm "Nemo" is headed for New England, and weather experts are predicting more than two feet of snow in some areas. [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Feb 7, 2013 - 381 comments

We don't need no shovel let the muthaf**ka melt! Melt muthaf**ka, melt!!

Sometimes, there's nothing better to do after a snowstorm than to watch the snow slowly slide off the roof. Do you get a thrill at that moment when gravity trumps friction, and a large slab frees itself, landing on the ground below in a big WHUMPF? Then please enjoy this curation of YouTubery documenting the anticipation and beauty that is the Roof Avalanche! [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Jan 29, 2013 - 30 comments

Ask him about his chickens

Aaron Peterson is a nature photographer and writer based near Lake Superior on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. He takes many photographs of bike trips, like this ice biking series.
The rider, Ryan Labar, chimed in with a technical comment.
More of Aaron's galleries.
posted by growabrain on Jan 18, 2013 - 5 comments

A wanton wenche vppon a colde daye With Snowe balles prouoked me to play

Who knew so many awesome snowball fights were immortalized in medieval paintings? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Fetish on Jan 16, 2013 - 23 comments

The Twelve Months, Lolo the Penguin, and other Soviet winter animation.

Today is, of course, December 31st, the new year's eve. And tomorrow will be December 32nd, the day after — December 33rd, and so on, until someone brings me a basket of blooming snowdrops. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Jan 13, 2013 - 11 comments

Not your usual holiday standards, from NPR and friends

It's almost Christmas, and if you have not yet had your fill (and then some) of holiday music, you can hear non-stop Jingle Jams on (W)XPN2 online, also available through NPR.org. If the randomness of radio isn't your thing, NPR has a more (alternative) holiday music for your listening pleasure, from a cappella renditions of sacred music for the Christmas season from the English Tudor era (58 minutes) and live jazz piano holiday music, to funky takes on the seasonal themes and five blues tunes to counter all that cheer. NPR also attempts to answer: what makes a modern pop holiday tune sound like Christmas?
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 23, 2012 - 18 comments

Not Just for Summer Anymore

The Weather Channel is teaming with the National Centers for Environmental Prediction’s Hydrologic Prediction Center (HPC) to name winter storms in the US starting with the 2012-2013 winter season. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Oct 2, 2012 - 55 comments

The Winter's Tale [SLYT]

The Winter's Tale [SLYT] A splendid one-person (+dog+sockpuppet) rendition of Shakespeare's play. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Feb 7, 2012 - 15 comments

brrrrrrr

It's pretty darn cold in Europe this winter, with over 300 dead as a result sadly.
posted by yeoz on Feb 6, 2012 - 137 comments

The Man Who Slipped on the Ice

During the big freeze of Europe's Winter 2009/2010, which brought us the stunning image of a frozen Great Britain, the tough conditions in Ireland were epitomized by the misfortune of the guy falling on RTE's Six-One News report , who shot to infamy through facebook and other social Media.

Now two years on a short film catches up with Brendan Adhere - The Man Who Slipped on the Ice
posted by TwoWordReview on Dec 22, 2011 - 38 comments

"In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." ~William Blake

Winter Reads: [Guardian.co.uk] a new series matching the story to the season. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Dec 22, 2011 - 2 comments

In this white darkness, we will take the place of everything

Just wait till we're alone together. Then I will tell you something new, something cold, something sleepy, something of cease and peace and the long bright curve of space. Go upstairs to your room. I will be waiting for you... As a rare October blizzard drifts a blanket of white across the Northeast just before Halloween, what better time to settle in and read (or watch) Conrad Aiken's most famous short story, "Silent Snow, Secret Snow." About a small boy who increasingly slips into an ominous fantasy of isolation and endless snow, it could be viewed as a metaphor about autism, Asperger's syndrome, and even schizophrenia before such conditions even had names. In addition to the 1934 short story, the tale has also been adapted as a creepy 1966 black-and-white short film (also at the Internet Archive) and as a Night Gallery episode (1, 2) narrated by Orson Welles. Or for a more academic take, see the essay "The Delicious Progress" examining Aiken's use of white as a symbol of psychological regression.
posted by Rhaomi on Oct 29, 2011 - 9 comments

Klosterman Dissects Frankenstein

Chuck Klosterman breaks down Edgar Winter Group's 1973 Old Grey Whistle Test performance of Frankenstein. Unlike zzazazz's previous post, there is no bonus, because "Edgar Winter's finest nine minutes" is its own crazy good reward.
posted by davejay on Jul 27, 2011 - 82 comments

Don't let the smooth taste FOOL YOU

SLYT: Atlanta Weather Update by Megan Mcglover. [more inside]
posted by whimsicalnymph on Jan 21, 2011 - 51 comments

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