Monthly Archives: February 2013

Heather MacDonald

Fenster writes: Heather MacDonald is a treasure.

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Bourdain on El Bulli

Paleo Retiree writes: Thanks to UR contributor epiminondas for calling my attention to this inspired episode of Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” celebrating the Catalan restaurant El Bulli and its genius chef Ferran Adrià. It was made in 2011, on the … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Tracking Shots, Literal and Metaphorical

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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Blowing Up the Fantasy Bubble: A Review of Kirk Hammett’s “Too Much Horror Business” (and More)

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: One of the best gifts I received this past Christmas: Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett’s book covering his extensive horror collection. It’s called “Too Much Horror Business” (after a song by New Jersey punk band The Misfits), … Continue reading

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. . . And I Graduated from the Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology

Fenster writes: I saw a picture recently of the Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology and fondly recalled the time I spent getting a graduate degree there.  It is a lovely modernist conception, too.  Take a look. No wait, … Continue reading

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Simon Dixon on Banking

Paleo Retiree writes: I don’t know about Simon Dixon’s proposed solutions to our banking problems, but his analyses and descriptions of how things work and what’s wrong with them strike me as awfully helpful. Related, related, related.

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I Graduated From a Monkey Prison

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In 1972, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, the fourth installment in the series, was released. When the film begins, humans have enslaved the apes but eventually the apes rise up in revolution against their oppressors. There … Continue reading

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