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April 21st, 2019

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Communities need walkability https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2016/8/4/want-community-build-walkability

Tor.com analysis of Eowyn, including earlier text where she was more accepted as a leader and Aragorn's only love interest. https://www.tor.com/2019/04/04/exploring-the-peoples-of-middle-earth-eowyn-shieldmaiden-of-rohan/

Analysis of Miriel, Feanor's mom. https://www.tor.com/2019/03/07/exploring-the-people-of-middle-earth-miriel-historian-of-the-noldor-pt-1/

And his wife! https://www.tor.com/2019/02/21/exploring-the-people-of-middle-earth-nerdanel-called-the-wise/

Great white sharks flee orcas https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/04/great-white-sharks-flee-killer-whales/587563/

Medieval people tried to keep clean, but clergy didn't. https://aeon.co/essays/medieval-people-were-surprisingly-clean-apart-from-the-clergy
(OTOH there's some passage complaining about the Danes washing their hair and stealing English women.)

Sansa Stark as Gothic heroine, plus what that even means. https://www.tor.com/2019/04/18/the-gothic-and-game-of-thrones-part-i-the-burial-of-sansa-stark/

What the Mona Lisa probably looks like under the grime and yellowed varnish: https://matiasventura.com/post/the-colours-of-the-mona-lisa/ (Prado copy) and http://www.lumiere-technology.com/Pages/News/news3.htm (digital de-varnishing)

Racist history of zoning https://medium.com/@ABetterCAF/why-we-keep-saying-us-zoning-laws-are-the-legacy-of-racism-eee64e58e337

Microwave weapons are a failure https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/high-power-microwave-weapons-start-to-look-like-dead-end/

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