Some Links

Andy Sprenger’s Winning 2013 US Aeropress Championship Method
I’m a fan of absurdly fiddly and precise coffee brewing methods, but this is just nuts. I’ll still try it, obviously.
Modern art was CIA ‘weapon’

For decades in art circles it was either a rumour or a joke, but now it is confirmed as a fact. The Central Intelligence Agency used American modern art - including the works of such artists as Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko - as a weapon in the Cold War

No one ever believes me when I tell them about this.

The Death of
Unlike other Yahoo! ‘sunsetting’ disasters, there’s really no alternative to Upcoming.
Marcella Pattyn

Marcella Pattyn, the world’s last Beguine, died on April 14th, aged 92.

What’s your “go-to” salad?

I’m working on my own “go-to” salad that I’ll always be able to make. The criteria are: “fresh ingredients you can get in most stores, which you will never tire of, and can eat twice a week for the rest of your life.” Do you have a “go-to” salad or something similar?

If you can bring yourself to ignore the phrase ‘go-to salad’ there are lots of lovely recipes in this Ask MetaFilter thread.

International Art English

On the rise–and the space–of the art-world press release.