Links, Notes, Bookmarks & Briefs For October 5, 2015

An open thread and daily notes to myself; feel free to eavesdrop, join in or drop a relevant link in the comments. Updated throughout the day

Decision 2016

He’d be the oldest U.S. president ever. So why are so many millennials rallying behind Bernie Sanders? (Video from Popsugar, 3m55sec)

Gold to Go

Via Boingboing: vending machines that churn out gold bars are a thing.

Palm Oil Industry

Good read from Aljazeera America – Riot on the Plantation: In Liberia, Palm oil has set off a dangerous scramble for land.

Ljubljana / Slovenia

The 21st City of Women International Festival of Contemporary Arts kicks off at the SKUC Gallery in central Ljubljana tonight. The theme of this year’s 10-day festival is ‘My Body – My Territory’. The website is here, festival schedule here, Facebook page here, and a bit more about its history and concept is here.

Travel blogger Barbara Weibel visited Ptuj, Slovenia’s oldest city, and fell for the Lent festival, or Kurentovanje, masks. Scary Slovenian Folk Traditions.

Call for non-fiction submissions

Via Brevity:

45th Parallel, a new a literary magazine affiliated with Oregon State University’s MFA program, is looking for nonfiction submissions for its premiere issue. 45th Parallel considers all forms of creative nonfiction, previously unpublished, between 500-5,000 words. Researched or personal, memoir or essay, hybrid or true to form, editors are especially interested in reading your obsessions, your edges, your prosy darlings—nonfiction with a sense of the in-between. Submit here through 1 December 2015.


Probably The 9 Best Museums and Galleries in Vienna. A good list for a city that has lots to offer art-wise. And a timely reminder of a Joel Meyerowitz Retrospective at the Kunst Haus Wien Museum Hundertwasser through 1 November.

And on this day on Piran Café:

2014 – On the Street, Piran
2013 –Vigil in Ljubljana for Greenpeace Activists Jailed in Russia
2010 – In Vienna, taking the edge off with Basquiat and friends


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