Hypercritical: An Unsolicited Streaming App Spec →

Forwarding this to the RTE Player team.

Joel Coen's "The Tragedy of Macbeth", Reviewed by Ethan Coen →

In the interest of full disclosure, my editor has requested that I mention that I was Mr. Coen’s writing partner, producer, and creative collaborator on the aforementioned 18 films. I am also his brother. We parted ways prior to Macbeth in a split that the press described as completely amicable. Despite my prior association with Mr. Coen, I feel that I am entirely capable of reviewing his work in a fair and objective way.

Macbeth is Joel Coen’s shittiest movie by several billion light years.

How we made: Billy Bragg’s A New England | Billy Bragg | The Guardian →

By 1980, Margaret Thatcher had been elected, the band had broken up and punk had dissipated into synthesiser groups, so A New England was my way of saying that I needed a hug as well as a new ideology.

Me too, Billy. Me too.

The Mitchells vs. the Machines | Netflix Awards →

I love a good artbook and Netflix have uploaded the artbook for The Mitchells vs the Machines. The film is great and the artbook is lovely.

Modern for Wikipedia →

A handy browser extension to re-skin Wikipedia to make it a bit more modern. Has some nice customization options.

Processing: the Software that Shaped Creative Coding →

An oral history of Processing, which has a special place in my heart

Shadow Planet, by The Cotton Modules →

An album made of AI and cassette tapes. Sounds really organic and haunting. They also wrote about the album’s creation.

Merlin's Wisdom (Draft) →

Never argue on the internet. No one will remember whether you won or lost the argument; they’ll just remember that you are the sort of person who argues on the internet.

“I’m at the stage in my life where I stay out of discussions. Even if you say 1+1=5. You’re right, have fun.”

How the Mountain Goat’s “No Children” became a TikTok viral hit - Vox →

“It’s really cool to have it affirmed that music is a gigantic conversation between all generations,” Darnielle says. “I am a father of two. There is a certain joy in sort of feeling like, well, the kids have got a thing going on that I’m not going to fully get. But I can just enjoy watching. I think people fear getting older and fear that they’ll feel left out, but there’s a kind of buoyancy in that left-out quality sometimes, if you ride it the right way.”

John Darnielle is good people.

Kebab Kid, London: ‘Take-away as a cult’ – restaurant review | Food | The Guardian →

After all, as well as tasting of nothing, all that gold leaf will pass straight through the body. So let me leave you with this image: Salt Bae’s customers, the morning after the night before, getting off the throne, looking down and clocking that all their money has bought them is a bunch of glittering turds.

This whole review is worth reading. It’s like jazz - all about the food not reviewed.