A brief gallivant about the marketplace of ideas.

Tag: inflation (physics)

Read — 2014/05/16

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Hollywood vs. Cannes“, by Alessandra Codinha (Vogue).
  2. 7 Women Share What Motivates Their Workouts“, by Mackenzie Wagoner (Vogue). The sampler of motivational phrases includes “I actually enjoy working out”, “No half-assing if I want a good ass”, and “Bikinis equals motivation”
  3. The 10 Commandments of Typography“, by Evan Brown (DesignMantic). Thanks to KL for the reference.
  4. Raw Wood Sings“, by Laura Levis (Harvard Magazine). Spotlight on Bob Childs, violinmaker. “They say there are two things in the world that have completed their evolution — one of them is the redwood tree, and the other is the violin.”
  5. Backing the Big Bang“, by Alvin Powell (Harvard Gazette). A vintage article on the polarization pattern in the cosmic microwave background detected by BICEP2 and reported in March 2014.

Read — 2014/03/22

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Cosmic Inflation: ‘Spectacular’ Discovery Hailed“, by Jonathan Amos (BBC News). BICEP2 flexes its muscle in identifying B-mode polarization of cosmic microwave background radiation.
  2. Japan Drags down Global Music Market” (BBC News). Because its music industry has “failed to make a digital transition” and still relies on physical sales — not because it’s quirky. Interesting to learn that “[a]long with South Korea, Japan is the only country in 2013 to have a top 10 album rundown entirely made up of local artists”.
  3. Design for a New College“, by Douglas Belkin (Wall Street Journal). ASU president Michael Crow advocates redefining tenure, implementing federal performance reviews, and carving out one’s own approach to education.
  4. A CFO with Many Jobs — and Challenges“, by Paul Mozur (Wall Street Journal). An interview with Baidu CFO Jennifer Li.