Category Archives: Not About Books

135 Great Shots in Cinema

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Happy Alan Turing Day!

It’s Alan Turing’s 100th birthday today, which he sadly didn’t survive to see, having killed himself shortly before his 42nd. His name quickly brings to mind his famous Turing machine, but perhaps his greatest contribution was his efforts cracking the … Continue reading

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The LeBron Question

The Heat won the championship last night, moving LeBron James from the front of the sports page to the front page proper, with slightly larger font. I don’t watch the NBA but the championship is always exciting; more interesting to … Continue reading

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When You Don’t Just Want to Dissect a Gorilla*

As much as I hate its use in pernicious propaganda, I love the use of euphemism in clumsy PR moves. Here’s the headline: UK and the Louisville Zoo Collaborate on Gorilla Anatomy Atlas Fine. “Gorilla Anatomy Atlas” is a great … Continue reading

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