Thursday Links

by Debby Witt

The illustrated evolution of famous Musicians, film actors, and characters.

Christ child looks lovingly at a yarn-winding device. 

Map: How fast you could travel across the U.S. in the 1800s.

John Lennon’s oddly patronizing letter to Eric Clapton.

The origin of “port” and “starboard”

What it’s like to experience new technology after 25 years in jail.

The Corner

The one and only.