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 Post subject: Re: Online Reading List
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:11 pm 
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Terry Gilliam, the heir of Fellini and the enemy of God?
http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2011/11/ ... k=lat-pick

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 Post subject: Re: Online Reading List
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The Black Swan of Cairo: How Suppressing Volatility Makes the World Less Predictable and More Dangerous - by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Mark Blyth (Free registration required)
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/ ... n-of-cairo

Enjoyed this quite a bit. Also, here's a non-registration-required link:

http://jamesshinn.net/wp-content/upload ... -Cairo.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Online Reading List
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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/13/educa ... =true&_r=1

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 Post subject: Re: Online Reading List
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The Movie Set That Ate Itself

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Blowing Up

http://www.gladwell.com/2002/2002_04_29_a_blowingup.htm

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lol @ Gladwell's "igon value"

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 Post subject: Re: Online Reading List
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another cool one from Orion:

Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist
http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/ ... ticle/6599

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i'm still meaning to get to the last one you posted, doks. it's not too journalist cliche-y, is it?

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and also, i wrote this a couple weeks ago and forgot to post it here.

http://thecoolship.com/2012/01/17/snowb ... ic-crisis/

not perfect but i was pretty happy with it. i could have improved the minsky part a bit, i think, and i would've loved to have more space to summarize the DFW seeing the other boat scene, which is the best part of his article and would have been a more convincing illustration of the principle than how i use his piece, but time is a scarce resource. so it goes.

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On Censorpship - Salman Rushdie
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 Post subject: Re: Online Reading List
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hmm... i find a lot to disagree with here.

also, i don't think A Clockwork Orange says much, obviously I wasn't invested in the characters, and it really wasn't mentally expanding (like, say, Memento was to my perspective on memory, motives, etc). i just don't get what the fuss is about, what the real importance of the "art" is.

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 Post subject: Re: Online Reading List
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More viewing than reading:


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Julio Cortazar, The Art of Fiction No. 83
Interviewed by Jason Weiss

http://www.theparisreview.org/interview ... o-cortazar

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 Post subject: Re: Online Reading List
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Julio Cortazar, The Art of Fiction No. 83
Interviewed by Jason Weiss

http://www.theparisreview.org/interview ... o-cortazar

Nice, thanks for this.


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 Post subject: Re: Online Reading List
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Have you read Hopscotch, Reid?

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 Post subject: Re: Online Reading List
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 Post subject: Re: Online Reading List
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I haven't read an English translation, but whoever did it had one hell of a task ahead. I have no idea how reading a translation would compare to reading the original. I really don't care to find out, either. It's such an amazing work. I think ST read it and loved it, but I can't help but think that a big part of the experience of reading Hopscotch is going to be lost in--as it is--translation.

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Pete Townshend’s War
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http://www.nowandfutures.com/large/Anti ... leb%29.pdf

Can't wait for this book to be released.

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http://www.nowandfutures.com/large/Anti-FragilityPrologue%28taleb%29.pdf

Can't wait for this book to be released.

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although, wtf is with this line:

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We just don’t want to just survive uncertainty, just about make it.

I guess my impression of Taleb: I like his ideas, but he could use some work as a writer.

here's an ironic paragraph:
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But simplicity is not so simple to attain. Steve Jobs figured out that “You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple”. The Arabs have an expression for trenchant prose: no skill to understand it, mastery to write it.

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