A little something of everything on a random rainy Friday:
- What are the best pens for traveling? Palimpsest reports that TWSBI, Lamy, and Montblanc all withstood the pressure test.
- What makes a great work of art? Many things, of course, but familiarity also breeds affection.
- Pregnant women are distracted? Unsurprisingly, yes; surprisingly, they are also quantifiably less safe drivers.
- Is it possible to rewrite our memories? If you’re a subscriber, don’t miss Michael Specter’s excellent piece in The New Yorker about neuroscience and trauma research.