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Welcome Back to the Site, Edith!

Hey, everyone. I’m really excited to announce that Edith Zimmerman is joining as a regular contributor! Edith guest edited the site back in December and sent me an email a few weeks ago saying how much fun she’d had and that if I needed any help around the place, she’d be down for that. I hadn’t really been planning to add anyone to the site, but we talked on the phone and the more I thought about it, the more sense it made. So, we’re gonna give it a shot.

Edith starts this week and will sprinkle in posts and Quick Links during the week and then handle Thursday afternoons (for now). She’s also working on a series for the site that I think you’re going to like. I asked her if she wanted to comment and she sent this along:

a two-panel comic. 1. a woman sits typing at her computer. 2. A thought bubble above her head reads, 'I am delighted to be here!'

As for me, I will be drinking piรฑa coladas by the pool working on some new features for the site, including something that I’m hoping to finish up & launch in the next couple of weeks. ๐Ÿคž As always, thanks to all you contributing members out there, past and present, who make this stuff possible.

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Please Welcome Edith Zimmerman to the Site

Hello everyone. I’m going to be traveling for a few weeks and have invited my friend Edith Zimmerman to guest edit while I am gone. Edith was the founding editor of The Hairpin (RIP), wrote a profile of Chris Evans that broke the internet a little bit, and most recently was Drawing Links (on hiatus). You can buy greeting cards featuring her drawings on Etsy. She starts tomorrow โ€” I’m very excited to see what she’s going to do with the site. Welcome, Edith!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to complete an item from my bucket list: going on a walk with Craig Mod and Kevin Kelly. I will see you back here in mid-December. ๐Ÿ‘‹

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American Gothic + 1 and Other Restored Masterpieces

Last week I posted about the digital “restoration” of Rembrandt’s The Night Watch with the help of an AI program.

Using a contemporary copy of the full scene painted by Gerrit Lundens and an AI program for getting the colors and angles right, the Rijksmuseum has “restored” The Night Watch, augmenting the painting with digital printouts of the missing bits.

Edith Zimmerman got access to this technology and ran some of her own experiments of famous artworks. You may be shocked and delighted at what she found.

the iconic American Gothic painting with an extra person

Partying with Captain America

In this profile of Chris Evans (aka Captain America) for GQ, Edith Zimmerman catches a movie actor on the rise testing the boundaries of his soon-to-be mega-fame.

Since we’re both single and roughly the same age, it was hard for me not to treat our interview as a sort of date. Surprisingly, Chris did the same, asking all about me, my family, my job, my most recent relationship. And from ten minutes into that first interview, when he reached across the table to punctuate a joke by putting his hand on top of mine, Chris kept up frequent hand holding and lower-back touching, palm kissing and knee squeezing. He’s an attractive movie star, no complaints. I also didn’t know how much I was supposed to respond; when I did, it sometimes felt a little like hitting on the bartender or misconstruing the bartender’s professional fliirting for something more. I wanted to think it was genuine, or that part of it was, because I liked him right away.

Is this the part of a celebrity profile where I go into how blue the star’s eyes are? Because they are very blue.

(via @choire)