No Good Reasons

Brian Eno and Grayson Perry have a chat. Perry’s recent Reith Lectures were great listening for this inveterate gallery-goer and son of an art school lecturer.

Der Speigel investigates the Munich art find. Also, some useful context on Nazi views about “Degenerate Art”.

Competition is killing the NHS for no good reason (unlike the Guardian’s headline writers, I wouldn’t suggest that ideology is a good reason).

UK police are about to get sweeping new powers for no good reason.

Life without parole for non-violent crimes for no good reason.

Murder by Craigslist. A story of an awful crime that draws some surprisingly hopeful conclusions.

Great story on the criminal legacy of leaded petrol, which left me glad I spent my 1970s childhood in the countryside.

There is no pause: global warming may have been dramatically underestimated because there aren’t enough weather stations at the poles. I’m slightly stunned that this realisation didn’t dawn sooner.

Of all the heart-breaking coverage of Typhoon Haiyan, the aerial photos of “Anibong town near Tacloban city” taken before and after the storm got to me the most. Look at where the road inland from the coast went in 2012... and where it is now.

What it’s like on the boats to Christmas Island. Open ocean, open boats.

This round-up of what’s happening at Fukushima is terrifying. The evacuation of Japan scarcely bears thinking about... but...

Oh man, this is fantastic [via Dara O’Briain]. This isn’t too shabby either.

16 November 2013 · Weblog