Wes Phillips

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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 07, 2007 0 comments
The race to discover the Higgs boson. What's that you say? "It is what determines if a particle can glide along effortlessly like a photon or if it must trudge like a hefty proton."
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 06, 2007 0 comments
Which parts of the human body could you design better?
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 06, 2007 0 comments
Jonah Lehrer has been promoting his new book Proust Was a Neuroscientist, which means I've heard him interviewed on the usual chattering-classes suspects. And every time I hear him, I think I need to read his book.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 06, 2007 0 comments
Scientists say your brain does it for you. Now, I'd like them to reverse the experiment to see if that's why okay home theater can be "good enough," but so-so hi-fi seldom is.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 06, 2007 2 comments
My wife gave me a copy of The Complete Persepolis for my birthday and I've been devouring it greedily. Satrapi's graphic novel uses a charmingly primitive visual style to tell a horrifying story of growing up in revolutionary Iran.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 05, 2007 0 comments
Maybe we need a new word for over-advertising results.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 05, 2007 0 comments
Jay Allen Sanford describes his horrifying descent into crack addiction and homelessness. It's not a pretty story, except that he did make it back.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 05, 2007 0 comments
Wow, Mark Steyn is even crankier than I am.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 05, 2007 0 comments
Jeremy Paxman argues that the last lines of "Dulce et Decorum Est" were not meant cynically.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 02, 2007 0 comments
Bagheera is staring at something invisible to humans. She does that a lot.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 02, 2007 1 comments
There's still hope for skies full of blimps.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 02, 2007 0 comments
Hat tip to Mark Fleischmann.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 02, 2007 0 comments
Huckleberry does some Fall cleaning.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 01, 2007 0 comments
Michael Chabon on the liberating properties of genre fiction.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 01, 2007 0 comments
I just discovered the World Passport podcast at ethnomusic.podmatic.com, which has tons of cool Calypso, Kompa, Highlife, jazz, and Kinshasha guitar music for your delectation and delight. I've been listening to "J'Ouvert Morning Calypso"—classic old-school Calypso—all morning, which is coaxing me out of my first-cold-of-the-winter funk. "Suck Me Soucouyant," indeed.

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