Touring The US Presidential Libraries and More Critical Linking

Today’s Critical Linking is sponsored by Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh.

As a new president is about to start making history, the legacies of our former leaders are enshrined in presidential libraries. There are now 13 libraries across the country, and President Obama’s in Chicago will be the 14th. CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to share some of the fascinating places preserving the presidential legacies.

A cool little video about a handful of Presidential Libraries. I’ve only ever been to the Hoover Library.



We’ve all heard of the Sasquatch, but a different hairy beast was first spotted near Mount St. Helens in 1980. As described by the National Paranormal Society: “The creature has been reported as having yellow eyes and a wolf-like muzzle, bluish fur, sharp pointy teeth, bird-like feet and leather bat-like wings that possibly span up to 50 feet. The creature is reported as about 9 feet tall and has the ability to affect car engines.”

I….would not want to meet any of these fake fantasy creatures but I would sure love to read about more of them (I love Jersey Devil stories).


If you are interested in food stories accompanied by overhead videos showcasing recipes involving just three ingredients, you would be better off reading something else. This is because, when preparing dishes to accompany the new Netflix adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events, which premieres Jan. 13, the more complex the recipe, the more you’ll identify with the many trials and tribulations of the orphaned Baudelaire children as they try to unravel the mysteries surrounding them.

Recipes from A Series of Unfortunate Events. Because who doesn’t like food and books together?


Some would assert that the most comfortable way to fall asleep is by doing a little light reading after you lay your head down on the pillow. Others would say that their method of choice is drinking a relaxing nightcap before crawling into bed.

Whichever side of the debate you’re on, Book and Bed Tokyo, the bookstore-themed hotel located in the city’s Ikebukuro neighborhood, is happy to accommodate you. Even though the hotel only opened in late 2015, it’s currently putting the finishing touches on a round of renovations that will add a bar to the premises.

As if the Book and Bed bookstore hotel in Tokyo wasn’t already a destination we all wanted to go to, now we’re being even further enticed.


Nate Powell, you’re a class act.

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