LES PAYSAGES (by Jerónimo Rocha)
"They broke my hands to stop me drawing Assad" →
Syrian cartoonist Ali Farzat founded in 2001 Syria’s first satirical weekly, Ad Domari. In August 2011, he was attacked by Bashar al-Assad’s militia who broke his hands. The incident prompted international condemnation of the Assad regime. Farzat was awarded the European parliament Sakharov prize for freedom of thought.
Secrets of The Best Chefs (by Adam Roberts) Adam Roberts is The Amateur Gourmet
Cooking Without Sight: Tips from Masterchef... →
“If you have a refined sense of hearing, it is sometimes possible to tell that a sponge cake is done “when it stops ticking”, or sizzling.”
What Nora Ephron Taught Me About Love In The... →
Linda Holmes: If When Harry Met Sally is about the dream of inevitably getting better at relationships as you get older (it isnot about whether men and women can be friends), Sleepless In Seattle is about the dream that inevitability itself – fate, signs, all that – can produce happiness. This is a step into nonsense, and I mean that lovingly and etymologically. Sleepless is about love cut...
In Honor of Alan Turing →
by Jon Maddog Hall
Reading offers Brazilian prisoners quicker escape →
Brazil will offer inmates in its crowded federal penitentiary system a novel way to shorten their sentences: four days less for every book they read. […] “A person can leave prison more enlightened and with a enlarged vision of the world,” said Sao Paulo lawyer Andre Kehdi, who heads a book donation project for prisons. reddit thread is here
William Gibson got some of it right →
James Turner “Neuromancer’s” technology still isn’t here, but the dystopia is.
Can Athletes Perform Well on a Vegan Diet? →
by Gretchen Reynolds
Shadow of a Doubt: Franz Kafka and TV’s ‘The... →
Kristopher Jansma: Fans and critics might well be outraged at The Killing’s anticlimax. Some might even wish Sud had decided to just leave us all in suspense for another year. But hopefully this ending will encourage viewers to stop trying so hard to see The Killing as a typical police drama and wake up to the fact that it long-ago metamorphosed into something much more fascinating. It has been,...
Camelot ‘Dreams’ (by Academy Films)
Do I know you well enough to call you fellow plunderers? There is not an...– Ray Anderson, The Corporation (2003)
How To: Photograph a Stranger →
by Jimmy Hickey
I Never Owned Any Music To Begin With →
Emily White: I am an avid music-listener, concert-goer, and college radio DJ. My world is music-centric. I’ve only bought 15 CDs in my lifetime. Yet, my entire iTunes library exceeds 11,000 songs. I wish I could say I miss album packaging and liner notes and rue the decline in album sales the digital world has caused. But the truth is, I’ve never supported physical music as a...
Mitsunaga, Ronin →
por Érico Assis
Someone who moves like you →
Julia Bascom […] this is a story of what it means to start a new story and see on your screen, for the first time, someone who moves like you. Do you understand what that means? It’s probably not something you’ve ever really had to think about. But how someone moves is the first thing telling you whether or not they might be able to be you, and you them. And for the first time in Julia’s...