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Peachy + R is Preaching

The day the earth stood still is not an good movie. Oh well, at least I can say that I watched it. IMDB thinks 5.6; I’d say 4.2.

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Books read lately

Tender to the Bone is Ruth Reichl’s first memoir dedicated to food and love and family. It’s a very nice read. (A) Life Sentences is a mixture of memoir (fictional), mystery, and race relations set in present day Baltimore. I … Continue reading

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Review: Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential

Even if it’s not all true, this is a wonderful jaunt through the professional chef’s view of the world. Bourdain has a great writer’s voice and a wonderfully slanted take on his place in the universe. your body is not … Continue reading

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Yes Virgina, you can fool some of the people…

Sad, funny, story about quality, quantity and the consumer society: Interview: iPhone dev gets existential about “crap” apps “What High said next, however, is perhaps a bit more telling: ‘I think Apple does a good job of featuring apps that … Continue reading

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Review: the Invisible Country by Paul McCauley

I’m a big fan of Paul McCauley‘s writing: it’s smart, it’s entertaining, and it’s grounded in real knowledge of science and biology. the Invisible Country is a collection of older short stories (i.e., pre-1996) containing shards from Fairyland, Alternate History, … Continue reading

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