News Bits

by Luke Muehlhauser on January 10, 2012 in News

New at lukeprog.com: Review Articles.

New at Less Wrong: What Curiosity Looks Like.

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Fame

by Luke Muehlhauser on January 8, 2012 in Funny

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News Bits

by Luke Muehlhauser on January 4, 2012 in News

At Facing the Intelligence Explosion: Don’t Flinch Away.

New at lukeprog.com: Nonfiction Book Choices for a General Audience.

Alonzo Fyfe: A Basic Review of Desirism, Desirism and Neurobiology.

Luke Barnes summarizes much of the fine-tuning literature, and in particular critiques Victor Stenger’s new book The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning.

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Best Albums Since 2000

by Luke Muehlhauser on January 2, 2012 in Music,Reviews

Since I’m in the mood…

  1. Ys by Joanna Newsom, 2006
  2. 6 by Supersilent, 2003
  3. La Pasión según San Marcos by Osvaldo Golijov, 2001
  4. Disappeared by Spring Heel Jack, 2000
  5. Whatever You Love You Are by The Dirty Three, 2000
  6. Evangelista by Carla Bozulich, 2006
  7. The Little Match Girl Passion by David Lang, 2007

(I’m sure I’m missing quite a lot. I’ve consumed far more music than film, but musical opinion is less trustworthy and less well-aggregated than film opinion, especially in jazz and the avantgarde.)

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Best Films Since 2000

by Luke Muehlhauser on January 1, 2012 in Reviews

Because I’m in the mood…

  1. Memento, Christopher Nolan, 2000
  2. Mulholland Dr., David Lynch, 2001
  3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Michel Gondry, 2004
  4. Enter the Void, Gaspar Noé, 2009
  5. Synecdoche, New York, Charlie Kaufman, 2008
  6. 21 Grams, Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2003
  7. Dogville, Lars von Trier, 2003
  8. Primer, Shane Carruth, 2004
  9. Requiem for a Dream, Darren Aronofsky, 2000
  10. The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick, 2011
  11. Adaptation., Spike Jonze, 2002
  12. There Will Be Blood, Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007

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