The Wachowskis brothers (The Matrix movies) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) are teaming up to bring David Mitchell’s award-winning novel, Cloud Atlas, to a theater near you this fall. Ambitious to say the least, given the plot of the book: The novel consists of six nested stories that take the reader from the remote South Pacific in […]
If you have read many Stephen King books (and I have) you might have noticed his characters have a habit of popping up across multiple stories, sometimes just as a quick reference, sometimes in a larger role. Well graphic designer Gillian James has created a handy flowchart that connects everything. Masterful piece of work. Well done.
I’ve just started Chris Hayes new book. Really looking forward to it. I always kind of liked the guy, but once he got his Saturday and Sunday show on MSNBC, Up w/ Chris Hayes, I’ve come to “love” the guy. Bare none, the best news program on TV. Not sure if there is even a […]
Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily—but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved […]
Via Talking Points Memo: She may, famously, not be a witch, but here’s a bit of money magic from former Delaware Republican Senate candidate and recent Mitt Romney endorser Christine O’Donnell: her political campaign gave $142,000 to her super PAC, which proceeded to buy copies of her book. Federal Election Commission reports filed by her campaign and super […]
Via Boing Boing: Based on Dr. Seuss’s final book before his death, this is a story about life’s ups and downs, told by the people of Burning Man 2011. Combining the stunning visuals of Burning Man and its population with the haunting, silly, thought provoking words of Dr. Seuss.
Joshua Yaffa profiles Edward Tufte, one of my personal heros, for The Washington Monthly. After the publication of Envisioning Information, Tufte decided, he told me, “to be indifferent to culture or history or time.” He became increasingly consumed with what he calls “forever knowledge,” or the idea that design is meant to guide fundamental cognitive […]