Kid-focused: Easy crafts for young kids. I liked the cotton swabs and the fork! Despite the name, it’s about 10 minutes long.
Kid-Friendly: The Cincinnati Zoo has a series of videos from 2017/21018 featuring Fiona the baby hippo. This is the first one. It’s 8.14 minutes long. It does show a hippo giving birth
Kid-Friendly: Here’s a 14-minute travel video on Iceland.
No foul language, but more fun for adults. From a fundraised for the late Jay Lake, Mary Robinette Kowal reads passages from classic works like phone sex.
Smithsonian Magazine offers you virtual travel.
Books, Writing and Creatives:
Jason Sanford has compiled websites that offer resources for creatives (and all of us, really) as we shelter in place. Thanks to File 770.
On Writers Beware, Victoria Strauss shares her interaction with a busy internet troll.
Probably to no one’s surprise, the sales of children’s books and games is in an upswing.
Bookstores are offering care packages.
Wired chats with Myke Cole about the myth of the Spartans, and his new book Sixteenth Watch, which features the Coast Guard on the moon.
Gabino Iglesias writes about how to ask established writers to blurb your book.
TV and Movies:
During “shelter in place” I’ve been watching a lot of old TV, including the two season’s of HBO’s dark fantasy Carnivale. Here, from 2013, is an interview with the creator and showrunner Daniel Knauf. In this article, Horror Home Room comments on the show as American folk horror.
Since no one has any original run episodes in the pipeline, channels are getting creative. The CW will rerun its Arrowverse Crisis on Infinite Earths starting April 7.
Ars Technica reviews the iPad Pro, which is… a computer.
Ars Technica has an article about the squabble between GM and the President over ventilator manufacture.
If you love research and are getting a little stir-crazy at home, here is a way you can help archives and libraries.
I always knew I lived in a political bubble, but I might live in a space bubble! And you might too.