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Arnon Grunberg retrospective

"The University of Amsterdam will present a major retrospective exhibition" on Tirza-author Arnon Grunberg 31 October through 1 February, as described here. It apparently has the (sad, German) title: "Ich will doch nur, dass ihr mich...Show More Summary

Hong Kong International Literary Festival

The Hong Kong International Literary Festival runs 31 October through 9 November. Sorry, but The Translator and the Translated event is already sold out.

The Strange Library review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Murakami Haruki's The Strange Library, coming out in early December in (different-looking and -illustrated) US and UK editions.

Nintendo Makes Its First Profit in Four Years

The legendary gaming company had a very good summer Games nintendo wii u mario kart 8 Super Smash Brothers Amiibo

Nintendo Makes Its First Profit in Four Years

The legendary gaming company had a very good summer Games nintendo wii u mario kart 8 Super Smash Brothers Amiibo

Whose Bad Guess is More Bad? Difficult Comparisons

October 29, 2014 Jay Livingston How to compare percentages that are very different? A recent Guardian/Ipsos poll asked people in fourteen wealthy nations to estimate certain demographics. What percent of the population of your country...Show More Summary

Movie Theaters Ban Google Glass

If you've got 'em, leave 'em at home Trending google glass

The Avengers Are Loved World-Wide

Joss Whedon like the franchise's "global reach" Comics Avengers Are Popular World-Wide

8 Billion Asteroids may Lurk in the Oort Cloud

Eight billion asteroids in the Oort cloudAuthors:Shannon et alAbstract:The Oort cloud is usually thought of as a collection of icy comets inhabiting the outer reaches of the Solar system, but this picture is incomplete. We use simulations...Show More Summary

James Cameron Talks Avatar Budget

It sure won't be cheap  Film Avatar James Cameron

Movie Theaters Ban Google Glass

If you've got 'em, leave 'em at home Trending google glass

The Avengers Are Loved World-Wide

Joss Whedon like the franchise's "global reach" Comics Avengers Are Popular World-Wide

Thunderbirds Are Back

The classic kids show will return next year with the help of Peter Jackson's FX master Trending Thunderbirds Are Go Richard Taylor Peter Jackson Gerry Anderson

Thunderbirds Are Back

The classic kids show will return next year with the help of Peter Jackson's FX master Trending Thunderbirds Are Go Richard Taylor Peter Jackson Gerry Anderson

Robopocalyptic Defibulator Drone in the Netherlands

A Dutch-based student on Tuesday unveiled a prototype of an "ambulance drone", a flying defibrillator able to reach heart attack victims within precious life-saving minutes.Developed by Belgian engineering graduate Alec Momont, it can...Show More Summary

1960s Video Explaining Longshore Sediment Transport in Southern California

After seeing my post the other day of a turbidity current caught on video, a good friend of mine sent me the link to this wonderful little film called Beach: A River of Sand. I didn’t see a production date on it, but I’m guessing it’s from the 1960s. It’s 20 minutes long and well worth watching when you […]

Cochrane news: Expectant mothers with epilepsy face tough choices over their medication

A new study published today in The Cochrane Library, highlights the difficult decisions women with epilepsy have to face when they become pregnant. Taking certain drugs used to control epilepsy during pregnancy may be linked to developmental problems in children. Show More Summary

Report: 93 percent of mining, oil & gas, logging, agriculture developments involve inhabited land

LIMA, PERU (30 October, 2014)—In an analysis of almost 73,000 concessions in eight tropical forested countries, more than 93 percent of these developments were found to involve land inhabited by Indigenous Peoples and local communities. Show More Summary

Modern Languages Open.

The latest XIX ??? post informs me, and I am informing you, of a wonderful new venture, a free, peer-reviewed, online journal called Modern Languages Open. The inaugural issue has all sorts of interesting-sounding stuff, like “Reading Intermediality: Lorca’s Viaje a la luna (“Journey to the Moon,” 1929) and Un chien andalou (Buñuel/Dalí, 1929)” by […]

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