April 21, 2014
Alan Moore - Comics & The Occult (2007)
Cosmological Natural Selection
"It's tempting to think of the universe as a meaningless repository for celestial objects like planets and stars. But an intriguing theory suggests there's much more to the cosmos than meets the eye — and that black holes play an integral role in what our universe is actually trying to achieve."
London Grammar - Hey Now (Troxy, London - March 2014)
April 19, 2014
Johan Renck - Valentino Uomo, the new fragrance (2014)
Behind the scenes.
Les non-dupes errent
"What a cynic who 'believes only his eyes' misses is the efficiency of the symbolic fiction, the way this fiction structures our experience of reality."
From Slavoj Zizek's "With or without passion: what's wrong with fundamentalism? Part I"
Rebels of sincerity
"David Foster Wallace called for art that redeems rather than simply ridicules."
Hat tip to Mr. Proctor.
School of Seven Bells - Half Asleep
April 18, 2014
Aparición | Juego de Tronos T4
"Soy el fuego que arde contra el frío, la luz que trae el amanecer, el cuerno que despierta a los durmientes, el escudo que protege los Reinos de los Hombres."
There's honey in the hollows
Secret Ostia is bigger than Pompeii.
They said the discovery, which spreads across 70,000 square metres, indicates that Rome was "split in two by the Tiber River in the First Century BC.”
Lacoste - The Big Leap
Faithless - Insomnia (Forever Faithless)
April 16, 2014
FBI - Game of Pawns: The Glenn Duffie Shriver Story (2014)
"The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released a 28-minute video using the conviction of a 29-year-old Michigan man to warn college students about the dangers of being recruited to spy by foreign intelligence services."
Duck and/or cover
"If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown Washington, what should you do?"
1. The WORST thing for someone to try to do, in the aftermath of a nuclear explosion that they survive, is to get in a car and drive away.
2. Unless you're within about a third to a half a mile radius of ground zero and the shelter options are poor, the BEST thing for someone to do is to find a stable location inside a well-built apartment or office building — the majority of which will remain standing outside that half mile radius — and stay there for 24 hours.
Geneviève Pasquier - Warm Leatherette
April 15, 2014
Helen Mirren - The sexist Parkinson's interview (1975)
Much Ado About a Bear
"Center Stage confronts Shakespeare's most troublesome stage direction: 'Exit, pursued by a bear.'"
The Honey Cone - One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
April 14, 2014
Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry - Blasphemy (2006)
"Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry at the 2006 Guardian Hay Festival. The discussion covered issues of freedom of speech, religious tolerance, multiculturalism and orthodoxy."
Careful what you wish for
"The plots of Sherlock and Doctor Who are being shaped by their fans – but hit shows must appeal to the widest possible audience as well as a narrow band of obsessives."