- Someone made a list of the 25 best films of the century so far (the number one spot goes to David Lynch, so I won’t argue with it)
- A new aircraft carrier, quite fancy, but with a hefty price tag too ($13 billion)
- I’m not a fan of Jacobin mag’s political stuff, but this article has some humorous criticism of “anti-stuff” (so … more power to the hoarders? 🙂 )
- Archaeologists struck gold with a large number of well-preserved (thanks to the lack of oxygen) ships at the bottom of the Black Sea, dating from ancient Greece to the Ottoman empire.
- An article in Lapham’s Quarterly correlates the introduction of mirrors to the rise of individuals
- Soviet Sci-Fi. Utopia. Dystopia. Everything in between.
- Speaking of which … lost gems of Soviet design (too little, too late, which is always how the best stuff is; perhaps later a whole blog post on this, or a whole book), see cover image for an example.
- The Economist (finally?!) admitted that the simplistic models pushed in macroeconomic textbooks need to be upgraded to account for “institutional strength”.
- Finally, Harvard research shows that (shockingly!) “an entire global generation has lost faith in democracy”.
(yes, I eschewed footnotes for inline links this time)