ArchiveApril 2007

Worlds collide


I was just reminded that Alan Tudyk (who played Wash in Firefly) is appearing in a movie coming out this summer that also stars… Matthew Macfadyen of Pride & Prejudice. It’s called Death at a Funeral, and based on this trailer, looks pretty damn funny.

A double dose of Pride & Prejudice


This is turning into a trend: for the second time recently, I’ve been inspired to pick up a classic book after watching an adaptation of it. In this instance, the starting point was the 2005 movie of Pride & Prejudice, directed by Joe Wright and starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. Jane Austen has become even more famous and beloved than ever in the past ten years, so I probably...

Road rage: Tim Minear’s Drive


Earlier this week the appointed time arrived, and Tim Minear’s new TV show Drive premiered. (I previously commented about it here.) Was it any good? Well… The premise is undeniably absurd, not only from a real world perspective, but also in the context of the show itself. Most of the characters don’t seem to have even wondered who the organizers of the race might be, what their...

Internet civility, or lack thereof


For those who have missed it, there’s been quite a controversy in the blogosphere lately about the lack of civility on the internet and what ought to be done about it. What sparked the conversation was a post by tech blogger Kathy Sierra about the harassment and death threats she received on several comment threads in mid-March. Pretty much everyone agrees that the threats she received were not...

O! What a beautiful logo!


This is the first in what I think could become a continuing series on graphic design and visual presentation in general. I have a bit of a background in art and worked in desktop publishing for years, so I definitely have opinions about what looks good and what doesn’t. Today’s item arrived in the mail as a political flyer for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. I...


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