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Harshing my Mellow

What does the Marshmallow Test really measure? Not what we thought.

Remembering my Oxford interview.

New Labour was far more leftwing than it is given credit for.

How China made its own Internet. Beijing will judge every resident on their behavior by the end of 2020.

“You descend into hell by coming here.”

Swiss activists “decided to never sing the populist’s song”—only their own.

Fascism is not an idea to be debated, it’s a set of actions to fight.

A Japanese island has disappeared without anyone noticing. A Hawaiian island was erased by a hurricane.

George Monbiot takes David Attenborough to task.

Paul Rudd and Conan O’Brien and Mac and Me.

Sia is the 21st century’s most resilient songwriter. This indirectly alerted me to her collaboration with Labrinth and Diplo, and their four great new songs (Spotify).

“It is time I tell the story of the worst decision I ever made in an office.”

Façades, by Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy.

How Seville built a bike network in a few short years.

How Britain dropped the ball in computing.

Do the Coen brothers actually work for big tobacco? Those black-and-white smoking shots in The Man Who Wasn’t There sure looked purty.

24 November 2018 · Weblog


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