Wes Phillips

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Wes Phillips  |  May 11, 2006  |  1 comments
I have a soft spot for this show, but what really impresses me about this article on the long-running series is that the Sci-Fi network stuck with the show and worked to get viewers versed in its backstory and mythos, instead of just moving it to different time-slots each week like the "real" networks do.
Wes Phillips  |  Oct 04, 2007  |  0 comments
Paul Hillier decided to record Stockhausen's Stimmung. The composer had a few few thoughts.
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 24, 2006  |  0 comments
I'm linking to this particular day's posting because it's so clear and well argued, but this insider's animation blog is a constant joy.
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  |  Jun 08, 2006  |  0 comments
Interesting collection of images from Cornell's division of rare and manuscript collections.
Wes Phillips  |  Apr 19, 2006  |  4 comments
What happened to Benjamin and Elaine after they got off the bus? Writer Charles Webb, who based the characters on himself and his wife, can't tell you. He thinks he no longer owns the rights to his own story.
Wes Phillips  |  Oct 18, 2007  |  0 comments
I read Slate primarily to catch my colleague Fred Kaplan's "War Stories" column, but whenever I read Fred, I also go to Garry Trudeau's "The Sandbox," a milblog that allows military personnel stationed in Iraq and Afganistan to "vent, rhapsodize, and [inform] the folks on the home front . . . what is going on from their point of view."
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 02, 2006  |  0 comments
Most of the reviews I've read of Edmund Morris' Beethoven biography didn't encourage me to read it, but Tim Page's beautifully written appreciation has catapulted it to the top of my list.
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 13, 2006  |  1 comments
Nice animated short that's one part Green Lantern, one part The Monkey's Paw, and one part Brazil—that is, if you also watch the director's cut ending.
Wes Phillips  |  May 09, 2006  |  0 comments
Through the courtesy of Fred's two feet—and the Kaavya Viswanathan kerfluffle. Or something.
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 16, 2006  |  0 comments
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Rubber Soul. Looks better than the usual tribute record—especially Ben Harper's "Michelle."
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 13, 2005  |  0 comments
I'm sure we're #51. This year.
Wes Phillips  |  Mar 12, 2007  |  0 comments
Try to wrap your mind around the stats involving Toxoplasma gondii. The parasite makes rats seek cats, but is it also altering the cultures of entire nations? Skewing the sex ratios of affected populations? Doubling the chances of traffic accidents?
Wes Phillips  |  May 23, 2006  |  1 comments
I remember when The Virginia Quarterly Review was the perfect panacea for insomnia, but something has happened to that august publication: It woke up! These days, it has become a must-read, from Art Spiegelman's latest multi-chapter opus to well-written articles such as this one on Winsor McCay's Little Nemo in Slumberland.
Wes Phillips  |  May 22, 2006  |  0 comments
Rob Pegoraro, The Washington Post's personal technology editor, reviews Microsoft's Windows Media Player 11, which MS claims, possesses an ease of use and simplicity to match iTunes." As if MS would recognize ease of use if it bit them in their text assembler.