A desert city that didn't fan out - latimes.com →
California City is California’s 3rd largest city by geographic size but is called home by only 14,000 people. It’s a fascinating failure of a planned community; a weird ghost town of unpaved roads and cul-de-sacs surrounded by empty desert lots.
The Point Magazine - "Why Conservatives Should... →
“I did not mean to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid,” explained [John Stuart] Mill in a subsequent letter. “I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative.” A neat insult for any Leftist to have up his sleeve, but it bears noting that Mill used “stupid” as something of a technical term. A good test for whether someone is stupid, he suggests, would be to see...
Non-scientists can be cajoled into doing useful scientific work if it is...– Scientists are using you to help them change the world… (via theeconomist)
interroPOP: Rubicon →
I really think AMC might have taken a misstep with this show. It’s pretty obvious that they’re branding themselves as a “serious” network with lots of “serious” shows (and well they should! They have two extremely successful ones, critically, creatively and even somewhat commercially) but I think…
The Year in Beer: La Fin Du Monde →
Name: La Fin Du Monde Brewer: Unibroue, Chambly, Québec, Canada (Sapporo) By the numbers: 9 percent alcohol by volume (!!!); 225 calories; 19 IBU Notes: A standout beer, though not necessarily in a good way. So this is mostly your classic, unfiltered blonde wheat ale: a dose… I think you undersell this beer a little, honestly (but to each his own, and all that). Have you tried...
AMC launches a weekly Mad Men newsletter →
interroPOP Inception →
My untimely review of Inception. I doubt I say anything you haven’t already seen elsewhere (assuming you read lots of movie reviews) except for maybe the last paragraph. Also, I’m still getting my sea legs back w/r/t this whole writing thing, so don’t exactly expect Anthony Lane, you know?