August 31, 2018
The air show is happening in Toronto which means it is VERY noisy right now.
The Price You Pay (Aidan Truhen (pseudonym), 2018)
Whoa. This is one in-your-face crime novel. Not for the faint-of-heart. That said, it can be fun to get inside the head of a charming sociopath every now-and-then. As long as you can get out again.
I saw someone guessing this is a Nick Harkaway novel and I’m pretty sure it is.
I am a fucking asymmetric criminal startup. I got limited expertise in criminal strategic warfare. I hotdesk and I outsource and I franchise, but what I mostly have is a core concept, forward momentum.
“In 2011, writer and filmmaker Errol Morris summarized the main points in Believing Is Seeing , his book on the nature of truth, belief, and reality in…”
algorithms The New Science of Seeing Around Corners By Natalie Wolchover August 30, 2018 Computer vision researchers have uncovered a world of visual signals…
Isn’t this poster gorgeous? Those fonts!
I’ve been working on my blog for most of the summer (with help, I’m not a WordPress geek by any stretch of the imagination). My next goal is to automate distribution of posts from the blog to social media.
August 26, 2018
Ball Lightning (Liu Cixin, Joel Martinsen (Translator), 2005/2018)
Liu Cixin really is a worthy successor to A.C. Clarke – the first author I became obsessed while a mere wee tike). This is a new English translation of an older novel that doesn’t quite have the expansiveness of Three-Body Problem, but was still a joy to read.
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The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (Mike Newell, 2018)
An old-timey romance that features beautiful shots of the Guernsey island landscape but otherwise is weak and problematic. We’re still making movies about women falling for their Nazis captors in 2018?
August 11, 2018
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Back in the last presidential campaign season, reporters on the tech and politics beats began noticing a rise in far-right memes that supported Trump. Memes…
When I search for the origins of today’s angry, backward-looking politics, I can’t help thinking of a specific August morning almost 50 years ago, on the final…
August 1, 2018
My Year of Rest and Relaxation (Ottessa Moshfegh, 2018)
Moshfegh writes wonderful stories about damaged women doing terrible things. This fantastical story of a woman going to extreme lengths to avoid the consequences of her life didn’t please me as much as her earlier novel Eileen, but it was satisfying nonetheless.