Big Apple Dylan

Sometimes things just happen together. The day after Alane and I go to the Big Apple Circus with Jared and Viviane, Jimmy Fallon releases this…

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Poverty – An American Shame

As AI and other developments lead us to talk about what happens when work disappears, another debate that predates this one, is the continuing high…

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In Praise of Karel Capek

From the New York Times August 17, 2018 Two things keep Karel Capek’s “War With the Newts” from getting the recognition it deserves: its cover…

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Re-hearing Graham Parker

You’ve either heard of Graham Parker, or you haven’t. Now is a good time to watch Don’t Ask Me Questions:The Unsung life of Graham Parker and…

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The Hacking of America – Jill Lepore –

Given all the empty positive talk that we are fed on a daily basis, and given all the lies and generalizations, it seems like the…

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Giant Days

I like this series of stories about three roommates at college in Sheffield.  The tensions and deprivations and role play of college life comes through…

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Big News for Me

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Scott Adams – Predicting Trump

Alex Beam in the Boston Globe today, highlighted Scott Adams’ (the creator of Dilbert) prediction in in his blog August 2015 that the “Clown Genius,”…

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All the Films of Studio Ghibli, Ranked

From the New York Times. Some of my favourite movies from an incredible studio. “When the New York Times’s chief film critics ranked the best…

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The Real Struggle

This makes sense to me: “The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda.” ―Martin Buber…

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