A brief gallivant about the marketplace of ideas.

Month: May, 2016

Read — 2016/05/16

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Timothy Reckart: animating features for more than just the kiddos“, by Libby Coleman (Ozy). A diligent stop-motion animator earns a well-deserved position. Be sure to check out the embedded film.
  2. The Oscar acceptance speech: by and large, it’s a lost art“, by Sharon Waxman (Washington Post, 1999 Mar 21). The excerpts at the end of the article under “Funny” are, well, funny.
  3. Donald Trump’s cunning plan“, by Buttonwood (The Economist). Speculative suggestion #4 is the mathematician’s way! Oh wait — it yields an internal contradiction…

Read — 2016/05/15

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Gisele Inc.“, by Guy Trebay (NY Times). Indomitable grit, infinite energy, grubstake and contact sheets.
  2. Jennifer Lawrence in the boudoir-inspired dress“, by Edward Barsamian (Vogue). Mlle Lawrence turns a few heads from Cannes.

Read — 2016/05/11

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Obama’s visit raises ghosts of Hiroshima“, by David E. Sanger (NY Times). In the prelude to Obama’s visit on 27 May to the site where the first atomic bomb was detonated on 6 August 1945, thoughtful souls still grapple with whether dropping the bomb in Hiroshima was necessary, the reality of Japan’s “war machine”, and a world without survivors American or Japanese.
  2. Pentagon Papers charges are dismissed“, by Martin Arnold (NY Times, 1973). You may also know Daniel Ellsberg in relation to the Ellsberg paradox from decision theory.
  3. Omega-3 content of frequently consumed seafood products” (Seafood Health Facts). How fat is your fish?

Investing — 2016/05/11

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Buy Disney after the sell-off“, by Josh Arnold (Seeking Alpha).
  2. Has Disney lost its magic?“, by Johanna Bennett (