On the weight of the world and the weight of the sky.
Daisugi is a sustainable forestry technique that originated in Kyoto in the 14th or 15th century. The tops of Kitayama cedar trees are carefully pruned so that a stand of very straight branches grow straight up from a main platform. From Spoon & Tamago:
“It’s not a love affair or a marriage; it’s a job," says the biographer , who is taking on her first living subject... Tom Stoppard
The Impeach Mint, a collection of commemorative coins that celebrate some of the many failures of the Trump administration.
For the fourth season of Netflix’s drama on Queen Elizabeth and the British monarchy, The Crown moves into the 1980s. The first full trailer features two women who largely defined Britain in that decade: Margaret Thatcher (played by Gillian Anderson) and Lady Diana Spencer, later Princess Diana (played by Emma Corrin). As a fan of the first three seasons of the show and You’re Wrong About’s multi-part series on Princess Diana, I am very much looking forward to this.
When the Worst Man in the World Writes a Masterpiece
Famous Games using the Queen’s Gambit
The Queen’s Gambit is a story about relationships. How they make you who you are, and you are absolutely nothing without them. Many of the reviews you will read in the following days will revolve around the concept of genius, it’s perks, it’s downsides. But The Queen’s Gambit transcends that, using the genius figure just as a means to explain a greater story: the story about the love we receive.
I’m known for binging on shows. Watching one in a day is not something new. Watching one this good is, and if I may say so, I have a lot to compare it to.
Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel “The Queen’s Gambit,” about a female chess prodigy, has become a miniseries, premiering Friday on Netflix. It is a sports story, a coming-of-age story and a becoming-human story, and also a kind of mortal version of that popular modern genre, the inner life of a superhero, and the first thing to say about it is that it is very good — thoughtful, exciting, entertaining. Tevis was also the author of the pool novel “The Hustler,” its sequel, “The Color of Money,” and the sci-fi parable “The Man Who Fell to Earth." “The Queen’s Gambit” sits among them as a mathematical sports novel with an uncanny heroine.
, Netflix’s limited-series adaptation of Walter Trevis’s novelof the same name, premiered on October 23. The seven-episode series follows Beth Harmon (played by Anya Taylor-Joy) from her hardscrabble youth in an orphanage through to her life as a world-renown chess champion, and features a stellar supporting cast including Marielle Heller, Bill Camp, Harry Melling, Moses Ingram, and more. The show follows the book closely, however there’s still a chance that the limited series could extend the story.
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Barack Obama’s forthcoming memoir, A Promised Land, is coming out next month. The New Yorker is running an excerpt of the book, an account of his administration’s struggle to get the Affordable Care Act through Congress.
As time went on, though, it became hard to ignore some of the more troubling impulses driving the movement. As had been true at Palin rallies, reporters at Tea Party events caught attendees comparing me to animals or Hitler. Signs turned up showing me dressed like an African witch doctor with a bone through my nose. Conspiracy theories abounded: that my health-care bill would set up “death panels” to evaluate whether people deserved treatment, clearing the way for “government-encouraged euthanasia,” or that it would benefit illegal immigrants, in the service of my larger goal of flooding the country with welfare-dependent, reliably Democratic voters. The Tea Party also resurrected an old rumor from the campaign: that I was not only Muslim but had actually been born in Kenya, and was therefore constitutionally barred from serving as President. By September, the question of how much nativism and racism explained the Tea Party’s rise had become a major topic of debate on the cable shows-especially after the former President and lifelong Southerner Jimmy Carter offered up the opinion that the extreme vitriol directed toward me was at least in part spawned by racist views.