Weekend Reading

Reading time: 5 mins
In Conversation: Quincy Jones In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s what earning 28 Grammy awards and co-producing Michael Jackson’s biggest-selling albums will do. Quite the interview this, to say he’s not shy about revealing secrets is… well just go read it. String Theory Says We Have At Least 10 Dimensions, But That’s Not The Weirdest Thing About It Okay, well, maybe string theory isn’t all that simple. For one thing, it requires the universe to have at least 10 dimensions to work (and some versions require as many as 26). You know, some of us struggling in just one of these dimension things. Calm down, science, …

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Weekend Reading

Reading time: 5 mins
I Quit Twitter and It Feels Great It has been one year and 28 days since my last tweet. I deactivated my account shortly after President-elect Donald Trump tweeted, “North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. It won’t happen!” on Jan. 2, 2017. Not sure I’d go as far as quitting but more and more I think on having less social media time. It just ain’t good for ya! How ‘Baby Driver’ Orchestrated a Car Chase Timed to a Musical Beat The kinetic opening of Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver, with The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s “Bellbottoms” playing on its soundtrack, had to accomplish a …

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Weekend Reading

Reading time: 4 mins
Björk on creativity as an ongoing experiment You collaborate with a lot of people, often over a long period of time. How do you find a good collaborator, and what do you think makes a good collaboration? There’s a different story with every collaborator. It’s really like friendships. Because Björk. Story Ideas: How to Beat Shiny-New-Idea Syndrome and Actually Finish Your Projects Authors often get asked where they get their story ideas. It’s one of the most common questions my student writers wish they could ask their writing heroes. Not just for those wot does righting… Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read Pamela Paul’s memories of reading are less about words and more about the experience. “I …

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Weekend Reading

Reading time: 5 mins
Think defamation law is boring? You won’t if you find yourself in court So, now we can get on to why it all matters. If you use social media or blog online, you are now a publisher just the same as any journalist. Yikes *scours ALL blog posts* Google Memory Loss I think Google has stopped in­dex­ing the old­er parts of the We­b. I think I can prove it. Google’s com­pe­ti­tion is do­ing bet­ter. Ev­i­dence · This isn’t just a proof, it’s a rock-n-roll proof. Duck Duck Go (a better search engine). Do it people! The hidden beauty spots within driving distance of Glasgow you have to visit Now the snow is beginning to thaw we can go back to …

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