Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Speaking of Mr. Welles...
Beware the itemized lists of March
- Grown up Calvin & Hobbes. Make sure to check out the essay on Fight Club.
- Visual and Interactive Guides to the Economic Crisis, from 10,000 Words.
- Check out the Perfect Magic Cube.
- Spring coming - Want to sit on back deck with Gilbert and a cigar and read: Orson Welles at Work, What Would Google Do?, and The Wikipedia Revolution. (Here's a bunch of podcasts featuring TWR author Andrew Lih.)
- Snag Films - Lots of documentaries. Excerpt: SnagFilms is committed to finding the world‘s most compelling documentaries, whether from established heavyweights or first-time filmmakers, and making them available to the wide audience these titles deserve. SnagFilms.com is a website where you can watch full-length documentary films for free, but we’re also a platform that lets you “snag” a film and put it anywhere on the web.
- If you have never seen Grey Gardens, you need to. If you have seen it, check out this interview:
- Mark Ford: Cartoon Genius
Been working on Wikipedia page on Booknotes interviews
Lamb hosted the unique author interview show Booknotes for 15 years. The questions and discussion were and are head and shoulders above those of practically any other show -- One full hour (sometimes two), no commercials, serious non-fiction books, no repeats of guests. A good number of the books and authors that I delved into during those years (and in the years since) I was introduced to by C-Span and Booknotes. It occurred to me a while ago (last June, actually) that it would be great to incorporate a list of these authors, books, and topics into Wikipedia, where much has been written about most of them, but never assembled in this context. Soooo... the article List of Booknotes interviews was born. It has taken a bunch of doing (fitting in edits and organization when I had time) but it's actually in pretty decent shape now. You also can see the to-do list at the article's discussion page if you want to pitch in on anything.