Won't Get Fooled Again
Simon Garfield | Intelligent Life | 29 May 2011
Pete Townshend, mid-way through his memoirs, 66, half-deaf, reflects on life
and music. And on Keith Richards's memoirs. "It’s sad that we will only
remember Keith’s book because of what he said about the size of Mick’s
Why I’m Putting All My Savings Into Bitcoin
Rick Falkvinge | Falkvinge | 29 May 2011
Would you risk investing all your life savings in a new, unproven online
virtual currency? Well, Rick Falkvinge is doing just that. Despite the
numerous risks, he believes this might be the investment of the century.
Here's why Comments
He Killed Edwin Pratt
Rick Anderson | Seattle Weekly | 25 May 2011
Civil rights campaigner Ed Pratt was shot dead on the porch of his house in
Seattle on a snowy January night in 1969. His work had brought him enemies,
both black and white. Has Seattle's coldest murder case finally been solved?
How Do CEOs Spend Their Time?
Oriana Bandiera et al | Vox | 28 May 2011
Surprise, surprise. They're mostly in meetings. Spend 85% of time "with
other people". But are those people colleagues or outsiders? Face time with
colleagues benefits mainly the company. Face time with outsiders benefits
Drugged And Duped
David Gambacorta | Philly | 19 May 2011
TV weatherman says East Europeans drugged him and maxed out his credit card
in Miami Beach. "I woke up in a taxi. My shirt was stained with red wine,
and I had this huge painting of a woman's head". AmEx wants him to repay
The Professor And The Pornographer
David Eisenbach | Chronicle Review | 29 May 2011
"Hello, David, it's Larry Flynt. I saw your show on the History Channel. I
have a business proposition. I want to write a book with you about the sex
lives of the presidents. Think it over, and let's talk some more over
Hugo Vickers on Royal Biographies
Hugo Vickers talks about what makes a good royal biography, and how he
helped Helena Bonham Carter prepare for her film role as the Queen Mother
The irresistible subject - spies. Who are they? What do they really do? Are
today's spies that different from the heroes of the Cold War? Read on to
@polit2k: A 'war' we should fight no longer - Mary Ann Sieghart,
Commentators - The Independent - goo.gl/UpAD9 #browsings
Book of the Day
Negative Space by Manny Farber
Andrew Sarris says: "Manny Farber was a great writer. I think his
reviews read better now than they did at the moment he wrote them"
Video of the Day
Girl With Dragon Tattoo
Official trailer, I think, but with a pirated feel. David Fincher directs.
Trent Reznor cover of "Immigrant Song"
Quote of the Day
Alfred Hitchcock, on suspense
"Suspense consists of letting an audience know precisely what is about to
happen—and then making them wait for it"