Month: January 29, 2010

Jan 29,2010

The Final Season of Lost

Slate‘s doing what they do best: A roundtable!* This time on Lost! It’s all very exciting. I have to say that I’m looking forward to the series finale, but think...

Jan 29,2010

David Bowie in the movies

Reading an essay about how terrible the average musician is on film in Joe Queenan’s If You’re Talking to Me, Your Career Must Be in Trouble, I came across his...

Jan 29,2010

The empathy of Barack Obama

What I wanted to know was whether Barack Obama really understands me. Sure, we’ve had our differences. He’s a Democrat and I’m a Republican. Admittedly, I’ve criticized the President on...

Jan 28,2010

Will the iPad kill textbooks, not the Kindle?

Interesting thoughts from Tyler Cowen on what, exactly, the iPad will kill if not laptops or Amazon’s Kindle: My theory is that Apple wants to capture a chunk of the...

Jan 28,2010

De-escalation

Will at the League points to this op-ed (titled “The West is Choked by Fear”) in Der Spiegel. He highlights an excellent passage, but I like this one a little...

Jan 28,2010

Alito's Partisanship

Let me see if I understand Andrew correctly: President Obama engages in an unprecedented attack on the judiciary, botches the facts of the case at hand (or willfully distorts them...