I’m heading back to Ireland for a few days and deliberately using the time to step back from the computer. Here’s a few links that should keep you entertained until I get back.
In Praise of the Sci-Fi Corridor
A Mugging on Lake Street – a reporter is mugged and writes a thoughtful article about the incident.
World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale from World Science Festival on Vimeo.
Bruce Handy on Mad Men – if you can get over the fact that Vanity Fair’s site is a pain in the dick to read (PRO TIP: hook yourself up with Readability), this is a fantastic article about the show.
Good Novels Don’t Have to be Hard Work – interesting thesis: Stephanie Meyer and the like represent the real postmodern novel
In Which Wes Anderson Tries To Game Pauline Kael – actually, I could have chosen any article from ThisRecording.com, but this one — about Wes Anderson screening Rushmore for Pauline Kael — is particularly nice.
The Sopranos: Definitive Explanation of the End – This is an old article, but it takes a while to get through. Even if you’re not a big fan of the show (like me), you have to appreciate anything that can get this much of a discussion going.
The Trouble with War Games – no, not the film.
The Actor Believability Index – I find Christian Bale implausible as anything but a self-obsessed yuppie.
Back next week!