Find out more about the root cause of today’s problems with banking and how we can prevent the next Lehman moment. The End of Banking presents a way to redesign the financial system that stands out against existing reform proposals.
Charlie Rose interviewed George Lucas late last week, and the Big L didn't waste any time getting to the heart of the universe he created. Whatever you may hold against him, hearing Lucas explain the basics of mythic storytelling, religion and morality and how it applies to Star Wars is kind of magical.
Here's something to make your Monday a lot more interesting. Back in 2010, NPR decided to include Ray Bradbury's intense story "The Veldt" in its "Selected Shorts" series. And they chose none other than Stephen Colbert, the comedian and late-night host, to read it. Listen for yourself.
If I say that the aim of my first ever trip to Lisbon – and to the very serious-looking Ddoclisboa festival – was to find a slow pulse of melancholy, I don’t mean that in a personal sense. It’s more that I was pre-sold, through my experiences of Portuguese cinema and literature, on the idea of saudade as Lisbon’s cultural life-blood – that said-to-be untranslatable concept that mixes ennui and a longing for something vanished that’s unlikely to return.
With a host of audio-based science experiments from sine waves blasting through streams of water, to visualizations of audio frequencies using sand, and sound waves traveling through flammable gas, this new video by Nigel Stanford has it all.
Action Comics #1 holds an almost mythical status in Comic history, the début of Superman and the birth of the Superhero comic as we know it. It's been available to read online before, but never in a quality quite like this - not surprising, as this is the most valuable, pristine version of it ever sold.
Trying to remember what we love about a book will leave us forgetting some of the best parts, and when we go back to try to find them, we definitely don't remember which pages to look for. Use an Idea Index to be more effective: list the important ideas and quotes, and the page number they're on, right in the front of the book.
O The Matrix é um daqueles filmes que ficará marcado na memória de várias gerações, e que em 1999 fez muita gente interrogar-se sobre "o que seria a Matrix"; mas mesmo depois de se ser visto e revisto, o filme contém alguns pormenores interessantes que vos poderão ter escapado.