The Calm Before 'The Tree of Life' | PopMatters →
Per the Criterion Current: “Paul Maher lays out, at length, everything that’s known so far about [Terrence Malick’s] The Tree of Life, from its late-1970s origins as the ‘virtually unfilmable’ (per Sam Shepard!) 250-page script Q to its current incarnation as an apparently special-effects-laden tale of a father and son in rural Texas, played at times by Brad Pitt and Sean...
Two sports-centric examples of writers posing legitimately unique questions to subjects outside of their confort zones: this candid and eloquent interview of Joe Posnanski by “international journalist” Kathryn Schulz, and this Q&A with Padres GM Jed Hoyer by the Deputy Editor of American Thinker.
Sex and the City 2 is more than harmless escapism. It’s an accidental...– Matt Zoller Seitz, shooting fish in a barrel of vaseline
Everything we know about Godard in 49 years of NY... →
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Stathead Trivia & Esoterica: #2
THE REVOLUTION WILL BE DIGITIZED One of the great lessons that history can teach us is that it’s surprisingly difficult to identify sea changes as they’re happening. If you’re old enough to read this, that means you can probably remember a time when some people openly doubted the internet’s staying power, or at least questioned the viability of a medium like...
4th Down Briefs | Advanced NFL Stats →
Changing minds isn’t about having good ideas. It’s about getting your audience to understand your good idea. Brian Burke gets a little closer to persuasion with this short-ish presentation on 4th downs. Good work.
Stathead Trivia & Esoterica: #1
Because it’s my birthday, and I’m slowly coming to realize that this Tumblr is a good place to post some of the trivia and esoterica I come across (and occasionally create) while working my day job, please indulge one of my favorite data-driven baseball writing cliches, the “Stathead Pepsi® Challenge,” followed by a meandering essay about “sabermetrics,” the...
Assholery! | Patton Oswalt's MySpace Blog →
Long story short: Some small-time comedian got videotaped performing Oswalt’s material. Oswalt responds online, decrying the act outright. The comedian responds to Oswalt. Oswalt takes the gloves off, and turns him into vapor.