Wes Phillips

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Wes Phillips  |  Nov 04, 2006  |  0 comments
Thanks for the kind birthday messages, everybody. I had a great day. Joan & I went to the Frick Collection to gaze at our favorite Vermeers, Franz Hals, and J.M.W. Turners, not to mention checking out a comprehensive display of the New Testament drawings of Domenico Tiepolo, which were completely new to me.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 09, 2005  |  1 comments
As a guy, I really want to brag—but wouldn't that mean 'fessing up to stupidity?
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 16, 2006  |  0 comments
Evidence that a Black Hole leaves a dent in space-time "just like a dimple in one's favorite spot on the sofa."Right, that's precisely the homey metaphor that immediately occurred to me. Isn't anybody else alarmed by alterations in reality as we perceive it? i mean, it is all about me, isn't it?
Wes Phillips  |  May 23, 2007  |  0 comments
Bill Maxwell always wanted to teach journalism at a historically black college, but after only two years, he quit, disillusioned. Judging from the comments of many of my professor friends, his story wouldn't have been all that different at any land grant university, either.
Wes Phillips  |  Jun 19, 2007  |  2 comments
That just seems so wrong. But the article is a reasonable excuse to link to this.
Wes Phillips  |  Mar 28, 2007  |  0 comments
Somehow, the November issue of Technology Review made it to the top of my Empire State Building pile of unread magazines and I happened upon this fascinating recollection by Freeman Dyson about working for the Operational Research Section during WWII.
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  |  Oct 02, 2006  |  1 comments
Are Bose-Einstein Coordinates really a fifth state of matter? Are these really BECs?
Wes Phillips  |  May 23, 2006  |  0 comments
The real horror of The Da Vinci Code? It's Tom Hanks' hair.
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 21, 2006  |  2 comments
In case that device for perfusing your head doesn't work, there's always transplantation. How has this been kept so quiet?
Wes Phillips  |  Jun 25, 2007  |  0 comments
Not bloody likely, says Michael Dirda. A scant 12 years after his death, you're unlikely to find even his most lauded novel, Lucky Jim in bookstores, libraries, or on friends' bookshelves.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 30, 2005  |  0 comments
Bagheera actually liked her present—so much that she vacated her preamp.
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 19, 2006  |  1 comments
I love this site! Kids describe and draw scientists beore and after a trip to Fermilab.