rivkat: Dean reading (dean reading)
( May. 8th, 2016 05:53 pm)
Saw Streetcar Named Desire with Gillian Anderson (in the round, rotating stage, she was two feet from me at several points and she's got a picture of David Duchovny in her attic I swear); great performance, hideous play that can't become unstageable soon enough for me.

Marie Kondo, Spark Joy )Randol Contreras, The Stickup Kids )

Paula Fass, The End of American Childhood )

Damon Tweedy, Black Man in a White Coat )

Joseph Ellis, American Sphinx )
rivkat: Dean reading (dean reading)
( Feb. 9th, 2016 08:53 am)
Have you been reading Strong Female Protagonist? Today’s panel has a great one-liner about superpowers that highlights just how much handwaving we usually do for them, even accepting their existence. But start from the beginning!  It's really good.

Holmes and con games )

John G. Sprankling, Property Law Simulations: What it says on the tin—short explanations of various bits of property law, plus problems to work through, usually in the context of a negotiation. Interesting scenarios!

Ben Horowitz, The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Advice about how to run a successful business from a venture capitalist. Kind of interesting just to get his worldview, which includes a fair amount of advice about transitioning from small to big, and occasionally about firing the people who worked well for a smaller firm and not so well for a bigger firm. He’s a big proponent of committing to a strategy, even if it means a complete reorientation and getting rid of people who did a lot for the old version of the firm.

Rabin's assassination, Montgomery bus boycott, history of Rome )
Glen Weldon, The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture:  bitter fangirl ahead )



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