A photo-dictionary of Japanese Buddhist sculpture. And a guide to identifying Buddhist images in Japanese sculpture. (Spent a couple of hours yesterday at the Sackler and Freer Galleries here in DC specifically looking at Japanese, Chinese, SE Asian, and Indian Buddhist art. Incredible.).
Tom Dispatch: What Does Economic "Recovery" Mean on an Extreme Weather Planet?
A tax on vehicle miles? Maybe the wave of the short-term, "we'll get past this" future.
Dani Rodrik on Capitalism 3.0.
French-bashing alert down to code blue/green or guarded/low. Politics steady.
IAEA tackling food insecurity through mutant banana strains? (via Global Dashboard)
Good advice on "bipartisanship."
Hoarding things that will help prevent you from hoarding things.
Alternatives to those fugu testicles cravings.
And, finally, from Pruned, "city upon a chicken":
A “multiscape” by Pim Palsgraaf, 2005