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2006-04-26 (Wednesday)


  1. Watch these movies, then we can talk (

    Film critic Jim Emerson’s list of 102 movies you should see before you’re movie literate. At the time of writing I’ve seen 41 but can remember little about any of them.

  2. LRB | Steven Shapin : At the Amsterdam

    Review of two books on the history of coffee houses. A fascinating summary of how lively, interesting and important they were. (Subscribers only unfortunately.)

  3. Archinect : News : Jane Jacobs goes to the great city in the sky

    Fairly detailed obituary/summary. (via City of Sound)

  4. Actors & Writers London

    Someone emailed to point me at this and I’ll lose it if I don’t link to it. Fortnightly rehearsed readings of new plays.

  5. Jwz - space junk

    Great photos of bits of rockets that have crashed to earth in and around Russia. (via Haddock)

  6. Google Cartography

    Does a Space Syntax kind of thing using Google Maps. I haven’t tried it, but looks interesting. (via Blackbeltjones)

  7. Has Futurism Failed?

    Good long summary of the history of futurism (not the art movement) and the state of the industry now. (via Blackbeltjones)

  8. Francis is » Four unusual hobbies

    Nice grouping of Urban Exploring, Space Hijackers, Confluencing and Guerilla Gardening. Good for the explanation at the end about what they have in common.

  9. Mapping religion in America (

    Fascinating and attractive maps showing the percentage of residents of all US counties that belong to different religions. (via Plasticbag)

  10. 2lmc spool - Damn Interesting

    I like the spool a lot but “my web-discoverage is pretty organic because I shun memeclouds” is a hilarious phrase. I fear it it’s supposed to be serious.

  11. Quick guide to somewhat advanced JavaScript

    Helping me brush up my entrenched Web 1.0 JavaScript skills.