Park Music Mystery

What was that song?

Hi, I’m Edith, and this is a newsletter with comics and links. I’d love to know what you think; please feel free to reply to this email.

Update: It was Ravel’s Bolero! (Perhaps even Gustavo Dudamel conducting.) Thank you, Neil! (And Bex, and Fernanda!)


  • “What at first glance appears to be a rolled-up piece of fabric turns out to be a well-preserved tunic from around 300 AD.” Historic Norwegian textiles on YouTube.

  • “Ned,” a comic by Jillian Tamaki, in VQR (via Robin Sloan’s excellent newsletter).

  • T.S. Eliot’s “East Coker.” A relative mentioned this poem in an email, and I hadn’t read it before.

  • “For any brave soul ready to hang up their wine glass, the world can feel like a gaping hole. Where to put your hands? What to do on Friday? Tuesday? Any day ever?” Sarah Hepola interviews Amanda Eyre Ward and Jardine Libaire about their new book The Sober Lush: A Hedonist’s Guide to Living a Decadent, Adventurous, Soulful Life—Alcohol-Free, for Texas Monthly. (“AEW: I had built my life around alcohol. … So I was scared. I saw myself as this brash wild girl who could drink you under the table, but I’m not—I just didn’t know who else to be. I had to start over.”)

  • “So here goes. I’ve got my coffee, I’ve got this cool gizmo, and I’ve got no deadlines. And—to borrow from Sherlock Holmes—the game is afoot.” New Stuff from The Far Side’s Gary Larson.

  • I would like these pants. [Instagram/yrurai]

  • I’d also like to make a forgiving galette. [Cup of Jo]