2016 recommendations

Recommendations for March 5, 2016

I have a mixed bag this time around. I’ll start with this video, which isn’t really a video but a sound file with an image attached so that somebody could put it on YouTube. Because of a film I watched recently, I’ve been listening to Chinese music played on theguqin, a seven-stringed zither played seated; …

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2014 recommendations

Recommendations for January 12, 2014

My favorite film of 2013 was, by a fair margin, Spike Jonze’s Her. The critical reception has been pretty uniformly positive, as far as I have seen, so I won’t simply pile on. The main thing I have been saying to people to whom I’ve recommended the movie is that there is much more to …

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2013 recommendations

Recommendations for September 17, 2013

I am quite late with these this week, but hey. The weekend got away from me. It’s a pretty long list this time, though, with three good reads, some crazy pictures of bugs, and then some new music. Article: “Crimes Against Humanities” by Leon Wielseltier I have to admit, when I saw the title of …

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