Month: May 29, 2008

May 29,2008

Battle Royale

As James mentioned last week, Battle Royale is a fine example of modern Japanese cinema. And here comes the AV Club with tons more info on the film. One quibble,...

May 29,2008

Copying without plagiarizing

Ever since I got into the journalism biz–way back in the halcyon days of 2004–I’ve noticed an interesting dilemma: Journalists at large, national outlets will steal ideas and other people’s...

May 29,2008

Is Freedom Antidemocratic?

That’s a heavily rhetorical question that I might not live up to in this post, but I’ll try anyway for the purposes of casting a sharp, counterintuitive argument in the...

May 29,2008

Mechanical Animals: Still Animals

Two monkeys with tiny sensors in their brains have learned to control a mechanical arm with just their thoughts, using it to reach for and grab food and even to...

May 28,2008

The Other Dementia: Hillary in Hillaryland

Thru Andrew, I see her condition has worsened: I am in this race for all the women in their nineties who’ve told me they were born before women could vote,...