Wes Phillips

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Wes Phillips  |  Jul 19, 2007  |  0 comments
Will Collier tells the tale behind that $250 pre-publication sale of the final Harry Potter volume.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 07, 2005  |  0 comments
Welcome to hell—here's your electric accordion.
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 04, 2006  |  0 comments
Through a process that R. Luke Dubois has dubbed "time-lapse phongraphy," you can listen to all of Billboard's number one singles since 1958. Playing a "spectral average" of each piece, lasting one second for each week it charted, the 857 songs create a spacey collage.
Wes Phillips  |  Apr 12, 2007  |  0 comments
"I had this idea that I was going to rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it."
Wes Phillips  |  Jul 12, 2007  |  0 comments
Harry Patch, the last survivor of Passchendaele, did something 500,000 of his mates didn't: He survived the three months of carnage. He's the last WWI Tommy.
Wes Phillips  |  Aug 31, 2007  |  0 comments
Before reading this article, put down that cup of coffee and swallow that last sip. I will not be responsible for any spewage.
Wes Phillips  |  Apr 10, 2006  |  0 comments
I've been kicking myself for years for not saving the copy of The New York Times in which Hans Fantel wrote about hearing Bruno Walter's 1938 performance of Mahler's Ninth Symphony.
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 11, 2006  |  0 comments
Jimi Hendrix on Swedish television in 1967. Need I say more? Computer speakers don't do it justice, turn it up.
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 13, 2006  |  0 comments
Of course, being cats, Huckleberry and Bagheera said it to my luggage, not me.
Wes Phillips  |  Aug 01, 2006  |  0 comments
"When you're carrying a book with the big fat title Embalming." Lisa Takeuchi Cullen has written a gentle update to The American Way of Death. Putting aside her statement that "death is a big, huge bummer," it sounds interesting.
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  |  Jul 26, 2006  |  0 comments
Well, the last time I was in Peru, I bought a piece of eight because I heard that's what Brian May uses as a pick—but that was only 400 years old and only cost about $4. These picks, made from meteorites, are 4.5 billion years old and cost over $100.
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 08, 2007  |  1 comments
No, that's a $2900 painting of an extension cord—and, God help me, I want it.
Wes Phillips  |  Nov 20, 2006  |  1 comments
aka the Large Hadron Collider at Cern.