Don Blackman - “Holding You, Loving...
Why I Hate the Huffington Post (Part 2)
Previously: Why I Hate the Huffington Post (Part 1)
Beckett's Spectacular Gams
I can’t blast my glutes. I’ll blast my glutes.
Emitt Rhodes - “Somebody Made For...
TV Theme Song Plagiarism
Joni Mitchell’s “A Strange Boy” from her 1976 masterpiece Hejira (Jaco Pastorius on bass): And here’s Mike Post’s famous theme song for Law & Order (1990): Verdict: Mike Post owes Joni some money.
Time and the Brain
In Eagleman’s essay “Brain Time,” published in the 2009 collection “What’s Next? Dispatches on the Future of Science,” he borrows a conceit from Italo Calvino’s “Invisible Cities.” The brain, he writes, is like Kublai Khan, the great Mongol emperor of the thirteenth century. It sits enthroned in its skull, “encased in darkness and silence,” at a lofty remove from brute reality. Messengers...