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2011-05-20 (Friday)


  1. LRB · Christopher Tayler · Short Cuts

    Mainly for this phrase about the School of Life: “My friend said that it was like watching people marooned on a desert island doing their best to re-create Radio 4.”

  2. LRB · Donald MacKenzie · How to Make Money in Microseconds

    A look at algorithms used in stock market trading, their effects, and including an explanation of why the market fell by 6 per cent in five minutes in May 2010.

  3. LRB · Howard Hotson · Don’t Look to the Ivy League

    A good account of why the US’s market-based university system (admired by Tories) harms the public system and isn’t as good as a first glance at league tables suggests.

  4. Stewart Lee - Officially the 41st Best Stand Up Ever - Latest News

    Scroll down the newsletter for “More from the message boards”, nearly 500 web comments and press reviews describing how awful Stewart Lee is. Brilliant press. (not a permalink)


  • philgyford’s avatar

    @pixellent 'Size Zero Smallholdings: Minimal Farming Techniques for a Supermodel Figure'

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @Zoonie They're still not diaries though.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @spaceboy Maybe you could just reply "It's an acronym" and move on, leaving them wondering.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @Zoonie Yup, and weblogs are still around 10 years later.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    One year to go.