And do I have a treat today. Gerard Butler. Ralph Fiennes. War. Intrigue. Revenge. Shakespeare. Did I mention Gerard Butler? (First Things via PES):
What else is on the plate?
+ The riots in London are scary, I don't want to discredit that, and I have found this article very interesting and helpful. But, also helpful was the Slate piece making the rounds: Why Londoners are Using Baseball Bats Also: the evolution of the baseball bat (via PES) And, my friend Kristen wrote this, on the 22 year old who organized an anti-riot of drinking tea.
+ A gorgeous summer cheese plate.
+ You know how I said I don't use recipes. Sometimes that turns out for the good, other times, not so much. When I made the panzanella, I also served peaches with marscapone. It was not the most successful of desserts, though in theory it is excellent. The following morning, this was in my inbox. Well, played, my dear favorite food blog, Not Without Salt
+ It has been everywhere, but I really must post it, because the photos are divine, even though the story is ridiculous and exemplary of all that I hate about wedding culture these days. But all the same: here is Kate Moss' wedding portfolio.
+ The Garden of Eden has been located. Maybe.
+ A gorgeous gorgeous edition of Heart of Darkness. via Farmolio
+ And finally, happy happy birthday to The Smithsonian!