Driving Blind: Lego Casino Royal and Remembering GeoCities
It’s a beautiful day in the nation’s breadbasket which means the commute home will be deadly. Fortunately I’ll be hopping the express to 69th Street with these links to occupy the time.
Yahoo! is looking to acquire Tumblr. Remember that time it bought GeoCities for $3.6 billion?
Jason Gross interviews Torsten Schmidt and Piotr Orlov about the Daily Note and corporate sponsored longform writing.
Damien Walter explores the “challenge of writing about lives lived via computers.”
Apparently taking the day off, Stuart Kelly asks if “this” is the end of the genre fiction wars. What’s “this?” An introduction to a new edition of M John Harrison’s Climbers penned by Robert Macfarlane.
Mark Fisher paints a depressing picture of modern labor, where the entrepreneurial spirit knows no bounds, “Being exploited is no longer enough. The nature of labour now is such that almost anyone, no matter how menial their position, is required to be seen (over)investing in their work.”
Greg Sandoval explains how Google beat Apple to the golden goose of streaming music.
Read Mark Twain and Rudyard Kipling criticize the press.
Damon Lindelof says that for a Justice League movie to succeed it needs Man of Steel to lay the groundwork for a cinematic DC universe with the right “tone” for all of its characters.
Casino Royal’s opening scene in Lego form.