Wes Phillips

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Wes Phillips  |  Dec 14, 2007  |  0 comments
As the son of a hardware store owner, I'd call us men, the tool hoarding animals. According to a recent archeological find in Jordan, not much has changed in 14,000 years.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 13, 2007  |  0 comments
Satellites, it turns out, are more diverse (read: weirder) than the planets they orbit.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 12, 2007  |  1 comments
That, unfortunately, is the good news at Discworld News. Pratchett announces that he has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 12, 2007  |  0 comments
"Jack" Cappon has died. If you're a writer, you'll probably know him as the author of one of the best books ever written on how to write good: The Word: An Associated Press Guide to Good News Writing.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 12, 2007  |  0 comments
The Beeb spells out precisely why DRM is anticonsumer.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 12, 2007  |  0 comments
The inspiration for Dylan's "Ballad of a Thin Man" died in November.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 11, 2007  |  0 comments
B. R. Myers didn't like Denis Johnson's National Book Award winning Tree of Smoke much.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 11, 2007  |  0 comments
Stockhausen's death garnered all the attention, but I'd be remiss if I didn't note the passing of Andrew Imbrie on December 5.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 11, 2007  |  0 comments
Every Tuesday, The Guardian posts John Crace's "Digested Read," which is a parodic review of a book written in the (greatly exaggerated) style of the book itself.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 11, 2007  |  1 comments
Somebody at The Washington Post had the supremely brilliant idea of having Pulitzer Prize winning literary critic Michael Dirda review The Completely Mad Don Martin.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 10, 2007  |  0 comments
What are the chances of your dying from various causes? Riskometer tells you.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 10, 2007  |  0 comments
When Philip Pullman wrote His Dark Materials, he thought he might have written a story that would appeal to a "a few clever kids and a few intelligent adults." The series has been translated into 40 languages and has sold 15 million copies. If he was that wrong about that, he's probably wrong about what it's about, too.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 10, 2007  |  0 comments
Aperion Audio is teaming up with Outlaw Audio to offer a holiday savings deal. Here's how it works: Purchase any Aperion speaker system costing more than $998 between now and December 31, 2007 and Aperion will email you a promo code worth 5% off any Outlaw electronic component. Go to Outlaw's site, choose your gear, and apply the promo code for your discount.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 10, 2007  |  1 comments
New research seems to reveal that the loss of "white matter" because of aging is what causes us oldies to get all addle-pated. I'm not sure I buy the premise that young brains are automatically more "in sync."