Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
Friday, October 21st, 2011
Dead. Qua-daffy. The NYT’s potted (and potty) history. “By the time he was done, Libya had no parliament, no unified military command, no political parties, no unions, no civil society and no nongovernmental organizations.”
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
Monday, October 17th, 2011
From The Telegraph‘s review of Spielberg’s Tintin: “Even if Jamie Bell wasn’t so monotonously earnest as Tintin, he’d still look about as conscious as a bollard with a quiff.”
Sunday, October 16th, 2011
A Japanese Touch for Your Home
Writing this what must be 2 months after reading, some things have definitely stuck. The display area that changes. The universal floor matting system. The halfway outside area of the house. It feels a real and genuine and gentle resources on a human treasure — Japanese domestic design thinking.
Saturday, October 15th, 2011
Two perfect diatribes: Jonathan Lethem on Norman Mailer in the Los Angeles Review of Books, William Deresiewicz on Harold Bloom in The New Republic [seems to require registration now].
Friday, October 14th, 2011
Western rational thought is not an innate human characteristic; it is a learned ability.
Steve Jobs, Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Thursday, October 13th, 2011
The loss of play time to adult-directed activities is making children anxious and depressed.
Arstechnica, the iOS 5 review. Featuring game-changers Siri and the iCloud.
Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
Monday, October 10th, 2011
Sunday, October 9th, 2011
Saturday, October 8th, 2011
Thursday, October 6th, 2011
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
Saturday, October 1st, 2011
Tony Blair, Middle East Quartet envoy, on Charlie Rose.