Five hundred new fairytales discovered in Germany

Anyone want to wager on how long it’ll be before Disney has all of them under perpetual copyright? Collection of fairytales gathered by historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth had been locked away in an archive in Regensburg for over 150 years Click here for the full article Posted from Facebook

“What I Learned in 40 Years of Doing Intelligence Analysis for US Foreign Policymakers” (PDF)

So here’s an interesting thing, particularly for my friends in the journalism universe. It’s an article from a former high-level CIA officer about how to produce high-quality intelligence analysis. It’s a really good read, though, for anyone who produces (or consumes) intelligence of any kind, including news. One of the best things — the notion … Read more

‘He Took His Skin Off For Me’, A Strange Short Film About a Man Who Takes Off His Skin to Please His Girlfriend

He Took His Skin Off For Me from Ben Aston on Vimeo. More romantic than you’d expect. Back in 2013 we posted about “He Took His Skin Off For Me,” a strange short film by Ben Aston about a man who removes his skin in an effort to please his girlfriend. At the time, the … Read more

Pop up dinner

We celebrated my buddy Eric’s birthday with a fancy pop-up dinner here in Chicago.  Good fun with interesting people. via Facebook