Driving Blind: The Passing of a Literary Giant
In light of the season three finale, Kathleen Geier speculates on the politics of the show using historical analogs.
John B. Judis on the administration’s constitutional-amnesia, and the difference between congressional checks and balances, and public scrutiny.
Nick Harkaway explores a uniquely Victorian aesthetic, “We are bodies which think, and we’re at home with Steampunk because it is an ethos of design and creativity which acknowledges the humanly physical, that which we can understand with our fingers.”
Something about urban time-lapse distills what I love about cities.
Have we hit peak Cronut yet? Does anybody care?
White House Down is one of those movies that could be subversive satire but will probably just end up being jingoisitic disaster porn.
Linda Holmes tries to put a price on privacy as personal information becomes increasingly comodified.
Another Batman origin story is coming soon with Scott Snyder’s Year Zero–an attempt to flesh out the Dark Knight’s backstory ever since the DCU rebooted it a year and a half ago.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane might be Neil Gaiman’s best book ever.
For anyone not a fan of science-fiction (what kind of monster are you?) here’s a summer reading list from Janice Lee.
Corey Robin asks that the 21st century be the century of many more like Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden.
Orwell’s 1984 has seen a more than 50% uptick in sales at Amazon.
More surprising though is the number of Democrats who no longer seem to have a problem with NSA surveillance.