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Choose Your Footing Carefully — It’s Time For BPAL’s Weekly Links

2017 February 17
by black phoenix

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of cherished news bits! This week’s batch:

☠ Meet Eciton burchellii, the beetle that pretends to be an ant’s butt.

Scaffoldage is just what it sounds like – images of various structures covered in scaffolding.

☠ RIP: Monopoly is retiring the thimble game-piece after 82 years.

The Last Unicorn author Peter S. Beagle is getting raves for his new book,In Calabria.

☠ Protesting in Florida this weekend? Read author Melissa Jo Peltier’s advice first.

☠ New research shows that fictional characters make “experiential crossings” into real life.

☠ Atlas Obscura explores the roots of that famous folktale about a woman being tricked into eating her lover’s heart.

☠  How to remain vigilant in an age of “Alternative Facts”? Here are 14 literary quotes on the art of deceit.

☠ Need a break from the news? Here’s Grace Jones dominating La Vie En Rose.

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