One-step set of links for viewing this fall

From the New York Times: A Fall and Winter Guide to TV and Movies Not sure what to watch next? We can help. Whether you plan to venture into movie theaters again or spend your spare time on the couch, our guides to upcoming movies and TV shows are a good place to start.From originals like “House of Gucci” … Continue reading One-step set of links for viewing this fall

Bill Gates always produces short & interesting list of books to read

I'll admit I'm biased in Gates' favor because there's so often an overlap between what he's been reading and what I've also finished in the past year. As usual, I've read two, didn't finish a third, and have a fourth on my soon-to-read. Enjoy. http://www.gatesnotes.com/About-Bill-Gates/Holiday-Books-2021? 5 books I loved reading this yearLately, I’ve found myself … Continue reading Bill Gates always produces short & interesting list of books to read

Ten musical gems from Sondheim

http://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/27/theater/stephen-sondheim-music-videos.html? Get to Know Sondheim’s Best in These 10 Videos Jake Gyllenhaal, Patti LuPone, Judi Dench and an all-star Zoom trio find the wit, pathos and heartbreak in a remarkable songbook. Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford in the 2017 Broadway revival of “Sunday in the Park With George.”Credit...Sara Krulwich/The New York Times By Scott Heller Nov. … Continue reading Ten musical gems from Sondheim

Dial down panic about the new COVID variant says SA doctor

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/south-african-doctor-raised-alarm-omicron-variant-says-symptoms/ South African doctor who raised alarm about omicron variant says symptoms are ‘unusual but mild’ Dr Angelique Coetzee noticed otherwise healthy patients showing unusual symptoms and worries how the new variant might hurt the elderly ByPeta Thornycroft IN JOHANNESBURG andWill Brown IN NAIROBI27 November 2021 • 2:47pm Travellers queue at an area for PCR Covid-19 tests at … Continue reading Dial down panic about the new COVID variant says SA doctor

British Columbia floods killed many fish, particularly salmon

globalnews.ca/news/8403667/fish-mortality-bc-floods/ High fish mortality rates possible after record-breaking B.C. floods ByElizabeth McSheffrey  Global NewsPosted November 25, 2021 9:04 pm Renee Coghill of Hope Search and Rescue has already found 100 dead fish on dry land off the Coquihalla Highway in the aftermath of catastrophic floods in southern B.C. on Nov. 14 and 15, 2021. Courtesy: Renee Coghill … Continue reading British Columbia floods killed many fish, particularly salmon

Is this historic cheese about to disappear?

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/how-much-longer-roquefort-reign-king-cheese-180978999/ TRAVEL | DECEMBER 2021 Reign of Terroir Rich, powerful and eccentric, Roquefort is still the king of cheeses. But for how much longer? By Joshua Levine Photographs by Tomas van Houtryve The roads on the bare plateauof La Causse du Larzac get twisty as they wind down the gorges that cut through this lonely corner of south-central France. … Continue reading Is this historic cheese about to disappear?

IRS collecting 50% less estate tax after Trump-Republican tax cuts for ultra-rich

Ultra-Rich Skip Estate Tax and Spark a 50% Collapse in IRS Revenue By Ben Steverman +Sign UpNovember 18, 2021, 11:45 AM EST Updated on November 18, 2021, 3:26 PM EST  Levies from U.S. estate tax have tumbled since 2017 overhaul U.S. billionaires doubled their wealth in the past five years Internal Revenue Service headquarters in Washington, D.C.  Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Revenue … Continue reading IRS collecting 50% less estate tax after Trump-Republican tax cuts for ultra-rich

21 terrific audiobooks

https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2021/11/18/best-audiobooks-2021/? Best audiobooks of 2021 In the year’s best audiobooks, exceptional narration dovetails with content and style By Katherine A. PowersNovember 18, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. EST This year has been another fine one for audiobooks. Seeking those I could recommend without reservation, I must have listened to 100 books of every sort, narrated by a … Continue reading 21 terrific audiobooks

Finally! A good shot at removing DeJoy as Postmaster General

Biden nominates new chair for Postal Service Board, ousts DeJoy's allies November 19, 20212:29 PM ET BRIAN NAYLORTwitter Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is losing a key ally on the Postal Service's Board of Governors.Jim Watson/AP President Biden announced Friday the nomination of two new members to the Postal Service Board of Governors, including a new … Continue reading Finally! A good shot at removing DeJoy as Postmaster General

Change the way you wear your Apple Watch — it’ll pay off

This Simple Apple Watch Hack Will Change Your Life How you wear your Apple Watch could be affecting how much you enjoy using it. BY JASON ATEN, TECH COLUMNIST@JASONATEN Getty Images The Apple Watch is one of the best iPhone accessories you can get, especially if your goal is to have easy access to the information you need throughout the … Continue reading Change the way you wear your Apple Watch — it’ll pay off

Click thru for curated lists of the best books on finance

https://fivebooks.com/category/economics/finance/ ECONOMICS » FINANCE Most Recommended Books Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises by Charles Kindleberger This Time Is Different by Carmen Reinhart & Kenneth Rogoff Common Sense on Mutual Funds by John C. Bogle Against the Gods by Peter L Bernstein Browse book recommendations: Economics Behavioural EconomicsDevelopment EconomicsEconomic HistoryEconomics TextbooksFiction Recommended by EconomistsFinanceFinancial CrisisGlobalization BooksInequality BooksNew … Continue reading Click thru for curated lists of the best books on finance