- Wreckage of the USS Indianapolis found.
- The life of an unlikely Instagram addict.
- ABC has a live-action version of The Jetsons coming.
- In honor of Monday’s total eclipse, here’s Annie Dillard’s 1982 essay by the same name.
- Have you heard about MoviePass?
- From Recipe Girl, how to make your own Rocky Road Ice Cream at home.
I know, I know, this is going around so much that you’ve probably seen it already. But if you haven’t: this is from Carl Sagan’s 1996 book The Demon-Haunted World:
She’s been called the female Mel Blanc, but some people call Mel Blanc the male June Foray. The voice actress died last week at the age of 99. She worked for 85 years, starting with a role on radio in 1929 (playing an old woman) right up until a few years ago.
The New York Times has a sampling of her work., and here’s NBC’s segment on her passing:
I don’t know why there are so many close-ups but this is a fun interview with David Letterman on Norm MacDonald’s podcast:
Trailer for the new film about J.D. Salinger and the creation of The Catcher in the Rye:
- The iPhone is 10 years old, and The Atlantic tells us how smartphones became domesticated.
- Dear media execs: video won’t save you.
- The latest Whistlestop podcast delves into the shady accounting of Mary Todd Lincoln.
- Steven Johnson on a plan to beam messages into space.
- Funny Jim Gaffigan essay about getting a massage.
- The next Rifftrax Live! event will be Doctor Who: The Five Doctors.
- Fourth of July recipes: fireworks red, white and blue daiquiris, pasta salad, potato skin burgers, and finish things off with some American Pie.
This is going around the web this week. It’s an ad from a guy looking for a wife in 1865:
[via Max Roser]