The Latest Thing in Guru-dom
How independent entrepreneurs are appropriating the techniques of persuasion previously more common in mass media -- using the internet to give themselves a slicker media presence than was possible before.
The Shock of the New (Hollywood)
On me being an old fogey, shocked by today's movies -- specifically "The Campaign" with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifinakis.
Curb Your Credulity: What Thomas Kuhn can Tell Us about the Science of Global Warming
On Kuhn's book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions; and the power dynamics between scientists and the lay public.
Charm School Psychopaths
Notes on an interview with a guy who runs a charm school.
You Got Farmed
Is society a giant factory farm, as Daniel Vitalis (and probably a # of others) have claimed?
Arts & Entertainment Off the Beaten Path
A little nudge in the direction of thinking about mainstream corporate entertainment, and how healthy it might or might not be...