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Burkas and Birkins by Lindy West —This is possibly the best review of a bad movie I’ve read since I let my New Yorker subscription lapse and stopped reading Anthony Lane’s eviscerations of the cinema-merde. Sample quote:
It is 146 minutes long, which means that I entered the theater in the bloom of youth and emerged with a family of field mice living in my long, white mustache. This is an entirely inappropriate length for what is essentially a home video of gay men playing with giant Barbie dolls. But I digress. Let us start with the “plot.”
Several P.O.V.s on the Israeli Navy’s attack on the Gaza relief Flotilla:
- A Special Place in Hell / The Second Gaza War: Israel lost at sea from Haaretz.com
- Flotillas and the Wars of Public Opinion, from Stratfor/Global Intelligence
- This Is Winning? Daniel Larison, Eunomia
The consensus is distilled by this tweet by Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago):
Peak Oil and Apocalypse Then This is an interview on Miller-McCune with Jörg Friedrichs, a lecturer in politics at the University of Oxford. Friedrichs’ analysis of how different parts of the world would likely react to a peak oil scenario was rejected by 12 different journals before it was accepted for the August issue of Energy Policy. It’s that cheery. Here is the pre-print and a shortened version of same.
Can bacteria make you smarter? Yes, it can. Mudpies, not Mozart, improve the child. Let us follow Candide’s precept, and cultivate our garden.