You Might Like… Some Diversions on Wine, Canadians, Roy Orbison, Garlic, the Finger, and More

This is a post in a series to appear occasionally, setting out some articles, videos, podcasts and the like that contributors at Slaw are enjoying and that you might find interesting. The articles tend to be longer than blog posts and shorter than books, just right for that stolen half hour on the weekend. It’s also likely that most of them won’t be about law — just right for etc.

Please let us have your recommendations for what we and our readers might like.

Edible Geography – How Wine Became Metropolitan: An Interview with David Gissen – Nicola – An archtitectural theorist turns wine nerd and re-draws the France’s wine appellations as stops on a regional subway line.

Parliamentary Information and Research Service – Demographic Change in Canada – André Léonard – Five well-written pages that tell us something about who we are now, all 34.3 million of us.

Sabotage Times – Eating Cheese Sandwiches With Roy Orbison – Jon Wilde – We learn about the growl on “Pretty Woman” and a whole lot more about the man who, in Elvis Presley’s hyperbole, was “the greatest singer in the world.”

Vimeo – How to Peel a Head of Garlic in Less Than 10 Seconds – Saveur.com – Saveur Magazine’s executive editor Todd Coleman peels a head of garlic tout de suite. Makes it look easy. I think it might be.

SPACE.com – SpaceX Unveils Plan for World’s First Fully Reusable Rocket – Mike Wall – Capitalism spreads its wings, so to speak. Good pics, video.

Vimeo – Bee Aware – Dan Rather – The noted reporter examines the damage that bees may be suffering as a result of the use of certain pesticides and the possible coverup the American EPA of its effects.

Poetry Magazine – Personal – Tony Hoagland – Don’t take it personal, they said; / but I did, I took it all quite personal—

Sports Illustrated – The Art Of Winning An (even More) Unfair Game – Tom Verducci – Baseball is now the new Moneyball.

BBC Radio 4 – Life and Fate – Vasily Grossman – You’ve still got a few days left to download the early episodes of this 13 part drama starring Kenneth Branagh and David Tennant. The long winter nights are coming; store up some great radio to go with the chestnuts and hot toddies.

The Atlantic – The World’s Rudest Hand Gestures – James Gibney – A slide show of why it’s probably a good idea to keep your hands in your pockets. In most places.

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