Some Links

People of Color in European Art History
Cracking weblog, this–packed with wonderful images, hefty reading lists and mini-essays, and author has a wonderful knack for slapping down racists with facts.
Ripple Labs WCG XRP Giveaway

Donate computing power for scientific research and get rewarded in XRP!

Twitter / alexjgoldstein: And the Iranian President just …

And the Iranian President just retweeted Secretary of State John Kerry. Welcome to Twitter diplomacy in 2013.

My Man Jeremy, by Michael Cera

Whenever a friend asks me if I have any interesting tales involving text-messaging, I think of Jeremy. Jeremy, a man I am no longer in touch with, was someone I once considered a friend. It started out very simply: one day I received a text message from a phone number I did not recognize. Intrigued, I replied, and thus began an intimate and illuminating correspondence…

How did Flowers bloom at Co-op Bank?
Robert Peston on the erstwhile chairman of the Co-operative Bank–now best known for scoring coke in Leeds, then best known for, er, being a Methodist minister and ‘serial local councillor’ with no banking experience whatsoever.