On January 21, The Days of Anna Madrigal,
the last in the Tales of the City
series, will be released. [more inside]
On September 24th Radiolab posted a new episode, The Fact of the Matter
. It included a segment titled Yellow Rain
. Radiolab's website says that it's "a detective story from the Cold War, about a mysterious substance that fell from the sky in Southeast Asia at the end of the Vietnam war." Robert Krulwich's interview with two of the segment's guests has prompted outrage at his treatment of them. One of the guests, writer Kao Kalia Yang
, talked with Hyphen Magazine
The Millions 2011: A Year in Reading.
With 72 participants naming 214 books, it’s safe to say this has been our biggest and most high profile Year in Reading yet. Our participants included the current Poet Laureate
, a longtime candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature
, the reigning winners of the IMPAC and Pulitzer Prizes
, two authors
of books named The New York Times’ 10 Best of 2011, a recent inductee to the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, and more Pushcart winners than I care to count. [more inside]
A new documentary entitled "The Vanishing of the Bees"
, narrated by actress Ellen Page
, begins showing on November 29th, 2010. [more inside]
Welcome to the Universe - III: The Size of Things . . .we take a breif trip through the Solar System and beyond to see the size of the Universe.
A youtube video by AndromedasWake about the scale of the Universe.
Tree of Bees? Hills that move? A reflective humorous post about living in Southern California via mockable.org
A chinese man killed Todd Bachman in Beijing today before jumping to his death from an ancient tower.
Todd Bachman was the father-in-law of Olympic Men's Indoor Volleyball Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon, his wife is still in hospital for her injuries. Not part of the curse of the fuwas
Mexican government bans American Catholics who sued Mexico City Prelate
The Mexican government took the unprecedented and controversial step of banning Dave Clohessy of SNAP
and Jeffrey Anderson, a lawyer specializing in abuse cases, from entering the country for five years.
The men had filed a lawsuit against Mexico City Archbishop Norbeto Rivera, who they allege covered up sex abuse in his diocese.
US Census 2000
data displayed through maps
[more inside] Warning: some pages render funny, but
usable, under Firefox 184.108.40.206.
Foucault’s Pendulum Art
Inspired by Umberto Eco’s novel, entitled: Foucault’s Pendulum
the artist Lukas Arciniegas has created a series of beautiful illustrations.
Also of note: The Holy War: Mac VS Dos
[Do check out the sidebar]
"Faith in Fakes"? Also see: an actual pendulum
And Dan Brown? Bleh...
The ultimate spoiler! Download the complete, illustrated screenplay for "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith" here
for $4.99. completely legal.