July 06, 2004

Tuesday Link Laziness

I'm gearing up to start writing more on this blog (really!), but for now, here are some more links:

  • What does the SAT really measure? The Boston Globe ideas section discusses some new research on the question...
  • How good a physicist is Brian Greene? Slate reports... (Other people, including one of my co-bloggers here, know infinitely more about physics than I do, but I enjoy reading about how various random academics have sought to bring their work to the broader public...)
  • LA Weekly discusses the "schizophrenic dance" of art and mathematics.
  • Are Russian movies on the rise? The Telegraph thinks so...
  • What role has George W. Bush's family played in his career? David Greenberg looks at this question in a New Yorker review...
  • What do you get when you take the chivalry, legend, and soap out of Camelot? Charles McGrath looks at Jerry Bruckheimer's new take on King Arthur in The New York Times...
  • What do foreign textbooks tell us about American history? The New York Times reviews a new book on this subject.
  • Why is the Department of Justice still searching the country for aging ex-Nazis? Legal Affairs reports.
  • Did the dubbing of movies in Italy take off under Fascism? Is Iraq still threatened by Iran? The Walrus reports.
  • The London Review of Books reviews a new volume on Siberia.
  • Was the Amber Room, an imperial treasure lost in World War II, destroyed by the Nazis--or by the Soviets themselves? The Moscow Times reports.

As always, I may or may not expand this list later. You'll just have to wait and see...

Posted by Ed at July 6, 2004 02:38 PM


The Return is a very unique and interesting film, but is really dark and unconventional.
Have you seen Night Watch? It has surpassed Spiderman 2 in Russian movie theaters.
It's a bit like Matrix with Horror twist.
Any other Russian movies that you seen & liked?

Posted by: Alexey at August 10, 2004 02:28 PM
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