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Fascinating tale of documentary maker Errol Morris’s “Interrotron” device, which makes his interviewees appear to be addressing the camera directly, while they’re really talking to a teleprompter-like image of him as the interviewer (Link courtesy Kottke) Dan Bricklin reports on an interesting onstage conversation between Malcolm Gladwell and Scott Kirsner. Transcript of brilliant Bruce Sterling […]

War Rooming

If you haven’t been reading Salon’s War Room blog, here’s an example of what you’ve been missing. Geraldine Sealey notes Tom DeLay’s complaint that Nancy Pelosi, in criticizing President Bush, was endangering American lives, and offers a catalog of recent harsh criticisms of Bush from the likes of Andrew Sullivan, Mark Helprin, Bill Kristol, George […]

Get more Goats

If you were reading this blog earlier this year you may recall my recently kindled enthusiasm for the music of The Mountain Goats. This enthusiasm has not waned as I have explored the back catalog of this “band” of (mostly) one. It has, if anything, waxed. As I wrote about my delight in this discovery […]