The Candy House - Jennifer Egan

The Candy House is Jennifer Egan's return to the world of A Visit From The Good Squad. A sequel. Like the original, the book is structured as a collection of short stories that together form a rich universe of multiple perspectives and styles. A fun and engaging read, I nevertheless…

Flickchart

Flickchart is a neat website that lets you rank your favorite movies by repeatedly comparing two movies (careful: it's addictive). After much a-clickin', here's my top 20: 1. Drowning by Numbers 2. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me 3. Mulholland Dr 4. Videodrome 5. The Grand Budapest Hotel 6. Twin…

Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road

Inspiring, uplifting and beautiful, Long Promised Road surveys the life and career of beach boy Brian Wilson. A gentle, if tortured, soul, who continues to find refuge in creating beautiful, weird music.…

Balaji Srinivasan on The Knowledge Project

Balaji Srinivasan: The Network State [The Knowledge Project Ep. #134] Balaji Srinivasan makes a return appearance to The Knowledge Project, this time to go in-depth on Web3, Crypto, and the state of the world today. Srinivasan offers his unfiltered thoughts on the advantages and disadvantages of established democracies, the Russia-Ukraine…

Fluent Forever - Gabriel Wyner

Wyner, an opera singer turned language acquisition geek, describes his method for acquiring new languages, arrived at by years of trial-and-error and perfected to suit the language acquisition needs of the trade and using modern tools. This is one of the more balanced and reasonable books on this topic. Wyner…