Stuff Worth Reading

Here's an interview with Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro. He says some really great stuff later in the interview.

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Hollywood thinks art is like Latin in the Middle Ages—only a few should know it, only a few should speak it. I don't think so."

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In the next 10 years, we're going to see all the forms of entertainment—film, television, video, games, and print—melding into a single-platform "story engine." The Model T of this new platform is the PS3."

Extended Reading - A doctor set up his own gold backed online currency called E-Gold because he thought a gold standard was direly needed. Yeah... he was arrested a few years later after criminals began using his system to move, launder, and hold money without oversight.

The Hawthorne Effect gets debunked by Steven Levitt. HT: Joe

Afghanistan Embassy to home: "Send more money, you need it to buy influence in DC."

What many crash investigators are saying may have caused that Air France airliner to go down.

The Onion on "getting into" photography. HT: Sandy