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Want

The New York Times reviews Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, the 6-volume, 40-pound, $625 labor of love from the lab of Seattle local Nathan Myhrvold: I will get this out of the way fast. The text, and … Continue reading

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The Adjustment Bureau

This was a lot of fun, definitely one of the better Philip K. Dick-inspired films. It’s not really an SF film, more like a Dickian take on Heaven Can Wait—the adjusters of the title are angels in the guise of … Continue reading

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Never Let Me Go

Saw this the other night. It’s a well-made, well-acted, utterly depressing SFnal film about clones being raised for organ harvest in alt-world England. Imagine Gattaca if Ethan Hawke’s character had chosen to remain a janitor and died alone of heart … Continue reading

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Fahrenheit 72

[Via Andrew Sullivan]

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Meanwhile, in Christendom…

Pope exonerates Jews for death of Jesus “DNA evidence crucial, Benedict says.”

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“Because she was lonely”

Via Ta-Nehisi Coates, Michael Caine explains why he made certain career choices: Given how many great films you’ve made, does it disappoint you when people want to talk about the ones that didn’t do so well? No, what annoys me … Continue reading

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The Mirage, now with more synchronicity

I finished and delivered the edited manuscript yesterday. Copyediting is next, but all the heavy lifting is essentially done. It’s been a very odd experience working on this final draft with the revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East … Continue reading

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Feb. 11, 2011

[Via Andrew Sullivan]

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In which CNN tries to make me stupider before breakfast

Heard all of the following on CNN while making my morning coffee. The quotes are paraphrases, but not, sadly, exaggerations. Wolf Blitzer, on the similarity between Egypt today and Iran in ’79: “Like Mubarak, the Shah of Iran was a … Continue reading

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The Mirage: update

So the reason I haven’t had a blog post for the last month and a half is that I’ve been busy finishing up the manuscript for The Mirage, which I delivered to my editor on Monday. I spent yesterday catching … Continue reading

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