Wes Anderson is Back!

This is exciting: Jason Schwartzmann, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Bruce Willis will join a stellar cast for Wes Anderson’s latest film, Moonrise Kingdom, according to reports in the US. News of Anderson’s follow-up to Fantastic Mr Fox first emerged in November. Now a small casting agency based in Rhode Island, where the movie will be shot, has confirmed the cast list. Schwartmann and Murray are old hands as far as Anderson is concerned, while Swinton and Willis will make their debuts for the film-maker. Ed Norton and Frances McDormand are also joining the production. Moonrise Kingdom is a 60-set tale which revolves around two young lovers who take off from their New England hometown causing friends and family to embark

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Seven Nine Eight

I shot some pictures last weekend in Beijing’s 798 art zone. It’s an area filled with decommissioned military factory buildings that has become a thriving art community. Here are a few of the highlights: Thanks to the Esnaola sisters for bringing me here and showing me around, as I never would have found it on my own.

Guest Bloggers

For those of you who were surprised to see from the last post that I’m in Law School, check the post author! It was my good friend James Spector, who will be occasionally entertaining us with some guest posts. I originally introduced James here.

My New Favorite Website

I sincerely apologize for the lengthy interval between this and my last post.  I blame law school, too many beers or a combination of the two.  Similar to Charlie Sheen’s negotiations to return to Two and a Half Men, I’m back with a vengeance. Have you checked out http://www.qwiki.com/ ? You haven’t?  I’m shocked. Seriously.  Step up your game people. Essentially it offers an interactive wikipedia-esque experience, using audio-visuals to convey an overview of the most important details of your query. According to the website, Qwiki’s goal is to forever improve the way people experience information. Whether you’re planning a vacation on the web, evaluating restaurants on your phone, or helping with homework in front of the family Google TV,

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Pictures of Guangzhou

The river. The bridge looks like a copy of the Zakim Bunker Bill Memorial Bridge: More river, looking the other way: Our hotel: More hotel: Flying a kite: Sunset. You can see the Canton Tower in the background: The street at sunset: The Canton Tower, which is the 7th tallest structure in the world: View from the top of the Canton Tower: Another view from the top. The city looks like some futuristic space colony: From the river: Another bridge:

Digital Subscription Prices Visualized

The Understatement has very clearly laid out why the New York Times digital subscription plan that goes into effect next week probably won’t work: As you can see from the chart, it’s absurdly more expensive than other digital subscription plans. And the different options are needlessly complex. I read news from many sources, and would be hesitant to pay for any online news subscription, but I have to admit that I was contemplating subscribing to the NYT. It’s probably the only reporting source that I consistently read each day. Now that I know the price, I most certainly won’t subscribe. Think about this: it’s an additional $65/year to add smartphone app access to the NYT subscription plan. But the app obviously provides

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