November 25, 2004

The Comfort Zone

Growing up with Charlie Brown.
by Jonathan Franzen [New Yorker]
Posted by cds at 03:42 AM | Culture

November 24, 2004

Citizen Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick’s films were landmark events—majestic, memorable and richly researched. But, as the years went by, the time between films grew longer and longer, and less and less was seen of the director. What on earth was he doing? Two years after his death, Jon Ronson was invited to the Kubrick estate and let loose among the fabled archive. He was looking for a solution to the mystery—this is what he found
by Jon Ronson [Guardian]
Posted by cds at 02:36 PM | Culture

November 17, 2004

Something Borrowed

Should a charge of plagiarism ruin your life?
by Malcolm Gladwell [New Yorker]
Posted by cds at 10:31 AM | Tech

November 15, 2004

The cost of ideas

It is becoming ever more apparent that the patent system isn’t working
Posted by cds at 02:02 PM | Politics

November 13, 2004

Nullsoft, 1997–2004

aol kills off the last maverick tech company.
By Paul Boutin [Slate]
Posted by cds at 01:16 AM | Tech

November 11, 2004

Desert Island DJ

How John Peel helped shape American musical taste.
By Douglas Wolk [Slate]
Posted by cds at 02:15 PM | Culture

November 10, 2004

Outside the Box

Yoshio Taniguchi’s elegant expansion of the Modern.
by Paul Goldberger [New Yorker]
Posted by cds at 10:47 AM | Culture


by Hendrik Hertzberg [New Yorker]
Posted by cds at 10:44 AM | Punditry

Music’s brighter future

The internet will eventually be wonderful for music buyers, but it is still a threat to today’s dominant record labels
[The Economist]
Posted by cds at 12:16 AM |

November 06, 2004

The Decline of Brands

Sure, there are more brands than ever. But they’re taking a beating—or, even worse, being ignored. Who’s to blame? A new breed of hyperinformed superconsumers.
By James Surowiecki [Wired]
Posted by cds at 03:38 PM | Culture