Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Links of Interest 10/14

A profile of a competitive eater.

A closer look at the Leica camera factory.

Article on the influx of recent shows (Cougar Town, Accidentally on Purpose, Eastwick) that show older women in a negative light. I think the article is way off the mark and think it misses the opportunity to point out that these show feature older (by Hollywood standards) women in major roles. Regardless how good or bad you feel these shows are, women have struggled with getting the starlight, and I think these shows should be lauded.

Somewhat famous people weigh in on their favorite Coen Brothers’ movie.

Do women love vampires or gay men?

It’s not paranoia. You are being watched.

I’m pretty sure I could come up with a list of my own that would be better than this one of awesome spaceships.

Poker isn’t just a silly little parlor game. Ok, maybe it is, but apparently it can also teach us stuff.

Interview with Spike Jonze.

Bill Watterson is a man who left on top. He didn’t sell out for his art, and he’s certainly not looking for fame or to make a point. He may be arguably one of the last big time artists out there to be doing it simply for the art and not for recognition. Here’s an interview with an author who tried to find out what makes him tick.

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