Music as Memoir

23 Jan

As I write this, I am listening to Leonard Cohen’s new album, which somehow seems appropriate. But the inspiration for this was something quite different: the (mostly online, highly specialized) argument about Lana Del Rey. I am definitely not going … Read More »

Recommendations January 21, 2012

21 Jan

Comic: The Unwritten by Peter Carey (writer) and Peter Gross (artist) http://www.dccomics.com/vertigo/graphic_novels/?gn=13677 My number one recommendation for this week has to be this series. I have now read the first three volumes; the fifth was just published. The story involves … Read More »

Weekly Recommendations, 01/13/2011

13 Jan

Article: The Truth Wears Off, by Jonah Lehrer (The New Yorker) http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/12/13/101213fa_fact_lehrer?currentPage=all Lehrer writes about the “decline effect” in scientific research– the fact that the results of many experiments tend to diminish or even disappear upon replication. He suggests that … Read More »