April 21, 2018

The Five People You Meet in Saturday


“Vädersolstavlan,” a copy by Jacob Elbfas of a painting by Urban målare of events that took place in the Stockholm sky 483 years ago today. It’s also the oldest surviving depiction of Stockholm in color!

Oh, hi. Sorry, didn’t see you there — too busy re-watching Seth Hettena’s appearance on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell last night. But let’s hang out.

What’s that? It’s Saturday, and you’d like to spend some time together, reminiscing about the past seven days? Yes, I think we can come to some sort of arrangement. Here’s what the past seven days have consisted of:

We were also exceptionally happy to publish:

It was no calmer a week than any, and there were a couple stories we just didn’t get to:

“Riley Mumbling to Himself at Night,” by painter—and first husband of poet Susan Howe—Harvey Quaytman, who would have turned eighty-one today.

And finally, it is Saturday morning, and you desire a cartoon a cartoon. Same here — and after staying up late to watch the amazing Seth Hettena, star reporter and author of the coming-very-soon and not-a-moment-too-soon Trump / Russia, talking on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell last night, it’d sure be nice to watch some good guys winning. A reminder, maybe, that the right folks are, in fact, going to win in the end:

Stay chill, breathe deep, sleep hard, and we’ll see you right back here Monday morning.