Most of my usual conversation (passing/commenting on links) has moved to twitter, so doing a sunday link post seems almost, well, retro.
Still, things I do for you, gentle readers, will always be en vogue. Because that is how awesome you are. Each and every single one of you.
- Drake Bennett’s Changing History, Boston Globe, Feb 7 2009, puts forth what our new approaches are going to look like: enviormental, pacific, archeoscience, and neurohistory. Without taking away the merit of Mr. Bennett’s piece, it is clear he is no historian. Still, worth your thoughts.
- A couple of posts from the NYRB blog (really, you should just read it regularly): Malise Ruthven on French Talibans and Max Rodenbeck on Jaipur Literary Festival. Our friend William Dalrymple is a man of many victories.
- A history of Tamil cinema from The Hindu.
- Staying in Hindoostan – the Big Picture showed some amazing photos of Republic Day 2010. I think the pink motorcycle crew deserve a beer.
- This Ethan Bronner controversy is silly. NYT is not “objective” when it comes to Israel/Palestine issues, Middle East or the global South in general. Let the man’s son do whatever he wants to do. What difference does it make to us?
- David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson’s site is awesome. Start here.
- Zunguzungu, Things You Can Do With An Umbrella. Ella, ella, ella, eh.
- I have been thinking what the Pakistani equivalent of the Gandhi Rupee would be.
- “…I suddenly realized that I knew the luminance of the moon – 250 c/ft2. Using the Exposure Formula, I placed this luminance on Zone VII; 60 c/ft2 therefore fell on Zone V, and the exposure with the filter factor o 3x was about 1 second at f/32 with ASA 64 film.” Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico.