2014 recommendations

Recommendations for August 30, 2014

I’m starting with a couple of lengthy articles today, which are both worth reading in themselves but also talk to each other in interesting ways.   Unintentional conversation: ”A Matter of Time” by Gabriel Sherman, and ”What Happened to Motorola?” by Ted C. Fishman Though the businesses in question are quite different, in essence these …

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Recommendations for January 5, 2014

#agir Recommendations for January 5, 2014 I’m trying to start the year off right, by being on schedule. I also thought it would be good to kick things off with some new music: Song: “Never Gonna Change” by Broods This song shares a lot of sonic DNA with Banks’s “Waiting Game,” which was pretty much …

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Recommendation for December 31, 2013

This will be, obviously, my final set of recommendations for the year. I posted 42 sets of these in 2013. The idea was to do it once a week, and while I clearly missed that, I wasn’t too far off, all things considered. That includes 88 articles, all of which you can view/download as a …

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Recommendations for August 30, 2013

Starting with a bunch of new music this week: Song: Virginal II by Tim Hecker I came to Tim Hecker’s last album, Ravedeath 1972, a bit late, but it became one of my favorite records of 2011. His work mixes noise with more “musical” sounds, sculpting it into a powerful sense of atmosphere. This is …

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Recommendations for June 30, 2013

I have no particular preamble this week. Here’s some stuff I like: Album: “Run the Jewels” by Killer Mike and El-P   Doing something I don’t usually do: posting this without actually having listened to most of it yet. But the Miller Mike album, which El-P produced, was one of the best records of 2012, …

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Recommendations for June 1, 2013

A day late again, but oh well. Some really good stuff this week.   Photos: The National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest from The Atlantic’s In Focus blog. No surprise here, but there are some really astonishing photos in this competition. My personal favorite is below, but it was a tough call, and I am glad …

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Recommendations for April 12, 2013

I’m about to go and present a conference paper about the trust responsibility in U.S. Indian law; most people will find almost anything mentioned below more interesting than that.   Video: “My Demons” by The National Anybody who has asked me for a music recommendation in the last few years has heard about The National. …

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Recommendations for March 15, 2003

Once again, a Friday full of appointments means these are going up later in the day. But, hey, you probably weren’t going to look at them until the day was over anyway. Article: “Using The New Sim City, 6 Urban Planners Battle For Bragging Rights” by John McDermott Though the new version of Sim City …

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Recommendations for March 9, 2013

I am a day late this week, again because of a Friday full of appointments. That is, for those keeping track (and I know there are many of you), the first time this year that the post has not gone up on Friday. Which if nothing else is a big improvement over 2012. Get the …

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