Further Reading: Dolly Parton’s Civil War Dinner Theater

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Further Reading: Dolly Parton’s Civil War Dinner Theater

After a six-month hiatus, Further Reading is back with a list of notable links from recent internet history…

Did you know that Dolly Parton owns a Civil War themed dinner theater? It sounds INSANE.

Photographer Jason Reblando looks at the utopian public housing communities of the midwest.

Nature photographers: The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is sponsoring a contest. Details here (you’ve got until October).

Frequency Writers has announced their fall course offerings.

I just finished reading Patricia Lockwood’s very funny memoir Priestdaddy, which touches briefly on the nuclear dangers of the St. Louis area. (Literally.) Here’s an essay from last month that explains the issue.

I recently joked on Twitter that I wouldn’t be surprised if my favorite movies of 2017 ended up being Logan, Lucky, and Logan Lucky. Here’s an essay on Logan, Hugh Jackman’s ninth (and best) time in the costume.

30 upcoming films with black actors.

For the pervy art lover in your life, an anonymously released book of photographs documenting Jamaica’s sexy handpainted signs.

Stereolab fans might want to check out this annotated list of Laetitia Sadier’s favorite albums. Jorge Ben, Juana Molina, and the Smiths (!) all made the cut, and I’ve been playing them all for the past few weeks. (Sadier plays in Boston on 9/5, by the way.)

Just in time for the fall semester – All monuments must fall: a syllabus.

Music genre you might not know (but maybe might like): coupé-decalé, from Cote d’Ivoire.

Never try to calculate a lifetime’s worth of alcohol spending.