Wes Phillips

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Wes Phillips  |  Jan 04, 2008  |  0 comments
On Christmas day, my friend, the Nuyorican goddess Liz Ramirez-Weaver saw me looking at Junot Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. "It's good," she said. "You should borrow it."
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 02, 2008  |  0 comments
Technology Review, which is one of the magazines I not only eagerly await, but read from cover to cover, published a 14 page screed against network news by John Hockenberry in the January/February issue.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 31, 2007  |  0 comments
The Economist has an uncredited article about great charts. They're all familiar to readers of Edward Tufte's The Visual Display of Quantative Information, but they are great charts.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 31, 2007  |  First Published: Jan 15, 2010  |  2 comments
When I picked up the mail on Saturday, I had an unexpected package. It contained Vance Dickason's Loudspeaker Design Cookbook, 7th Edition. Oh boy!
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 28, 2007  |  0 comments
For a cat who only drinks water, Huckleberry certainly does a passable imitation of a drunken stupor.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 28, 2007  |  1 comments
It occurs to me that in the three years I've been posting Friday cat blogging, I have never photographed Bagheera asleep. That wary look of hers is as close to complacent as she gets.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 28, 2007  |  2 comments
Now Rolling Stone has noticed the loudness wars.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 27, 2007  |  2 comments
Well, if you're tired of being jolly, you could go see No Country For Old Men, which will counteract any amount of Whooville saccharine. John Patterson has a good time with the Coen brothers.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 26, 2007  |  0 comments
The Beeb censored Shane MacGowan's "Fairytale of New York" for its use of a slur. Sam Leith argues that Auntie mistook a slur for a swear-word—an unforgivable sin in the maidenly world of journalism.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 26, 2007  |  1 comments
If you're tired of talking to your relatives during this festive season, may I suggest you watch Stardust together? It came out on DVD last week and The Wire doesn't resume broadcast until January 6. Best of all—almost nobody in your family has seen it—unless I've hectored them into seeing it.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 24, 2007  |  0 comments
That'll cure what ails ya! Angela Hartnett says real comfort food is the way to recharge that candle you've been burning at both ends.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 24, 2007  |  0 comments
Confused about widescreen aspect ratios? I certainly am.Widescreen Museum sets us straight.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 21, 2007  |  0 comments
Indexes may be at the back of the book, but a good one can be the difference between a good book and a great one. Enid Stubin remembers her stint at the Sydney Wolfe Cohen Associates indexing service.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 21, 2007  |  0 comments
Huckleberry tries to pull the rug over me ... er, him.