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June 05, 2005

The Blurb Racket
Where do movie ad blurbs come from?

Download all 9 Beethoven Symphonies from the BBC
Performed by the BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda.

Rising doctors' premiums not due to lawsuit awards
Malpractice insurance companies have raised doctors' premiums not because of a drastic increase in jury awards and settlements, but to compensate for falling investment returns.

America's DNA
"I worry that 20 years from now some eighth grader will be doing her National History Day project on how America's reaction to 9/11 unintentionally led to an erosion of core elements of American identity."

I Pity The Dolls!
A Collection of Contemporary and Vintage Mr. T Dolls

The Record Effect
How technology has transformed the sound of music

The Science of Consistency
Fictional universes and the fans who rationalize them

Devoid of Content
"Most composition courses that American students take today emphasize content rather than form."