Monday, December 29, 2014

Cherish foreignness

Revisiting Dostoyevsky’s St. Petersburg haunts in the Putin era Fyodor’s Guide
Cherish foreignness. Enjoying the convenience of modern travel, we underestimate the differences of other lands. That’s a mistake... Differences of other cultures

Creativity for creationists

Waiting for the Sunrise The Archdruid Report 

Reacting to the Sony Hack Bruce Schneier

Elevator pitch: Slapstick comedy about worst movie ever made becoming box-office smash when it’s hacked by North Korea Will Bunch

Sony to show ‘Interview’ in some cinemas Financial Times. Gawker reports 200 screens v. the 3000 originally slotted (Bloomberg now says 300). But note: Obama hails The Interview screenings BBC. This is cringe-making.

World’s deepest fish found: Ghostly snailfish is found lurking 27,000ft below at the bottom of the Pacific’s Mariana Trench Daily Mail

Bruce Feirstein considers Kim Kardashian and Kim Jong-un’s efforts at global Internet domination. Who Really Broke the ’Net?