Sunday, December 5, 2010

Weekend Links

The New York Times has released its list of the Ten Best Books of the Year.

The New Yorker's John Cassidy on Wall Street's social utility, or lack thereof.

Roger Ebert's terrific series of essays on "The Great Movies" are now collected in one place. Useful resource for movie buffs.

The British Literary Review has named the winner of its annual "worst sex writing contest" for 2010. As NPR says, "if only all bad sex were this fictional!"

The Painted Area had a good post on Monday about how the San Antonio Spurs' hot start is fueled by a fast-paced offense, which is unusual for the tradionally defensive-minded team.

The AV Club discusses bands you need to see live in order to fully appreciate. To nobody's surprise, I vote for The National.

A Swedish statistician named Hans Rosling has an interesting animation to show how the quality of life and average lifespan of the different nations of the world. Its surprisingly cool:

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here's another awesome link. Video from a remote control plan flying around NY! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9cSxEqKQ78&feature=player_embedded#!

Anonymous said...

plane that is...