Tuxes, Tapestry, Birds and Foxes: What I Learned From Magazines This Week

2015 was the warmest year ever recorded on earth.
(Time Magazine, February 1, 2016)

Bernie Sanders has never worn a tux.
(Time, February 1, 2016)

There are 300,000 registered personal drone owners in this country.
(Time, February 8, 2016)

At least 20% of all households in America feed wild birds.
(New York Times Magazine, January 10, 2016)

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Every single young Saudi guy watches porn.
(New York Times Magazine, January 10, 2016)

“Absolutely Fabulous“ star Joanna Lumley doesn’t just feed the wild foxes in her garden; she lets them into her house.
(New York Times Magazine January 10, 2016)

The nickname of the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas P. Campbell is “Tapestry Tom.”
(The New Yorker, January 25, 2016)

Cost per pound lost on Jenny Craig: $96
(Main Line Today, January 2016)

A photo of a potato taken by artist Kevin Abosch recently sold for more than a million dollars (a price which the artist himself conceded could be considered “absurd.”)
(Time magazine, February 8, 2015)


The most looked-up term on Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary in 2015? Socialism. (The runner-up was Fascism.)
(The New Yorker, January 25, 2016

Holding a heart, according to Kathy Magliato, director of women’s cardiac services at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, is different than holding a kidney or a spleen. The first time she wrapped her hands around one, she says, she felt calmer.
(New York Times Magazine January 10, 2016)


(Roz Warren  is the author of OUR BODIES, OUR SHELVES.)

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19 thoughts on “Tuxes, Tapestry, Birds and Foxes: What I Learned From Magazines This Week”

  1. The only thing that surprises me is that there were no mentions of Trump, since he seems to be everywhere. Maybe that just means there’s nothing left to learn about him? Or you’ve wisely looked for other tidbits for us to ponder…

  2. Who’d have thought the humble spud could be such a treasure? Amazing that holding a heart has a calming effect – not keen to try it though.

  3. Wish I had time for a better comment, but I’ve gotta get started taking pictures of potatoes.

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