Read — 2014/08/12
Today’s selection of articles includes:
- “Robin Williams, Oscar-winning comedian, dies at 63 in suspected suicide“, by Dave Itzkoff (NY Times). A great man, now departed.
- “$11 billion later, high-speed rail is inching along“, by Ron Nixon (NY Times).
- “Jeremy Denk’s piano lessons” (New Yorker). Encouraging “conscious attention” and “detail-oriented” practice — with artful use of hand-drawn smileys.
- “Playing by heart, with or without a score“, by Anthony Tommasini (NY Times). Thanks a lot, Liszt. Less tongue-in-cheek, this remark from the article is spot-on:
What matters, or should matter, is the quality of the music making, not the means by which an artist renders a fine performance.
- “Studio Ghibli may no longer be making feature films“, by Lucy O’Brien (IGN). Studio Ghibli reassesses its future following the announced departure of founder Hayao Miyazaki.
- “Lightning strikes: protection, inspection, and repair” (AERO Magazine).
- “http://www.vogue.com/culture/article/modern-etiquette-paying-for-dinner-on-a-date/>To split or not to split: who pays for dinner on a date“, by Patricia Garcia (Vogue). Agree, or disagree?
- “[I]f someone is asking you out, they should handle [all] the arrangements for the evening.”
- “When you’re done with dinner and you’re waiting for the check and your date says it’s all taken care of — that’s so chic.”