Saturday, 28 November 2015

Service Interruption


Robyn and I will be visiting family in New Zealand until early March. I will continue to post infrequently, immune from any pressure to provide more. If your nostalgia becomes overpowering, read this.

Aldous Huxley versus the Mesomorphs


Constitutional psychology had always spoken to his deepest fears and regrets

Neural Network Describes Video Footage in Real Time


New software  interprets images with near-human accuracy.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

How the American Left Fell in and out of Love with Fidel Castro



The New York Intellectuals and the Cuban Revolution.

A Hemingway Surprise



As time goes by, he is not getting smaller.

Choose to Be Grateful


It Will Make You Happier.

The Big Bang


But what happened before?

Is Farmed Salmon Really Salmon?


The salmon from Yellow Island Aquaculture are.

The Fragile French Republic


Beset by an anxiety that the entire system could collapse

‘Self and Soul’



A biting critique of modern complacency.

‘You Stink,’ He Explained



The unending deliciousness of literary rivalries.

Monday, 23 November 2015

The Anxiety of the First-time Novelist



How a book is like a baby (and how it isn't).


The New Faces of Venezuela’s Opposition



Time to get rid of the poison.

The 5 Exoplanets Astronauts Might Be Able to Terraform


Could life exist on these worlds? Could humans manage to survive on them?

Tardigrades are Sponges for Foreign Genes






Inside the Bizarre Genome of the World’s Toughest Animal.

The Dialectic of Love and Authority


 On the family.

Hemingway's 'A Moveable Feast' has become a Bestseller in France




Following the deadly attacks in Paris, the author’s memoir about life in the city has sold out of bookstores.

A Week from Now



We'll be home.

Hillary’s Hypocrisy



Heaven help us.

Pablo Neruda’s Love Nest in Santiago




Like his poetry, it’s filled with passion.