It Total Annihilation Tuesday, Yo →
Is this the dark side speaking? A concatenation of puzzling results from an alphabet soup of satellites and experiments has led a growing number of astronomers and physicists to suspect that they are getting signals from a shadow universe of dark matter that makes up a quarter of creation but has eluded direct detection until now. Maybe. … Sorting all this out will take time, but not...
i like some strings with my crunch. (phantom part...
Angry Ghost Seeks Vengeance, Royalties →
Nabokov’s last, unfinished, novel finally to be published by his son Contents of final work by the author of ‘Lolita’ has intrigued readers for decades By Chris Green Wednesday, 19 November It is one of literature’s most fiercely-guarded secrets, a great author’s unfinished masterpiece that has lain deep within the vaults of a Swiss bank for more than three...
Sunday Classics: The Auto Edition
the Mustang Green Hornet Shelby GT500, c. 1968
I have no more ambition for this book than that some day someone will be lying...– Don Paterson, Best Thought, Worst Thought: On Art, Sex, Work, and Death via The Morning News
Optimism Is A Warm Gun →
“Any nation that possesses an optimistic mentality does not possess a feeling for the tragic in history, because they have recast their history as a series of triumphs over foreign enemies and benighted and undeserving traditions at home. As such, they gradually lose respect for their own history and cease to put much store by their historic identity, and they are propelled onward to new and...
And Then the Entire Book Publishing Industry... →
I am aware that my own regard for books is overly worshipful—one part Hegel, two parts Tinkerbell, with garnishes of Sacred Text, Pure Thought and Counter-Geography—at a time when most of the dead trees in the chain stores have titles like How I Lost Weight, Found God, Smart-Bombed Ragheads, and Changed My Sexual Preference in the Bermuda Triangle. But I also know it’s just as...
I am vastly disappointed to see that Google, whose previous homepage “doodles” upped the ante on otherwise unremarkable holidays such as once-every-122-years Transit of Venus, has no illustrative comment on today of all days. Instead, this is the underwhelming image featured on the classic homepage: Seriously, Dennis Hwang? Seriously?