Thanks to my new Kindle, I can now actually read long texts on the net to the end, and not wander off to reddit or facebook after the third paragraph. Here is a list of stuff I read and found interesting recently. I will try to do such dumps regularly in the future.
Most recommended: GQ interviews Werner Herzog. Although the interviewer sounds bewildered and frightened by Herzog's energy and dedication to even the zaniest of his own acts and convictions, he manages to bring through his intensity. After reading this interview (and watching this bit from Burden of Dreams), one gets closer to understanding why Herzog was able to make Aguirre and Fitzcarraldo.
Garry Kasparov reviews a recent biography of Bobby Fischer. His conclusion: Fischer revolutionized chess in nearly every respect, but he was too scared of losing to play against Karpov.
In-depth interview with one of my favorite comics of all times, Louis C.K. I didn't know that C.K. stands for Szekel, the surname of his Hungarian-Mexican father.
Roseanne Barr talks about show business, how nasty it is, and why she was the biggest feminist in showbiz at the time. Also, she was in love with John Goodman while filming the sitcom Roseanne.
Great piece on what rage is doing to football.The blog Run of Play is really good, by the way, posting good articles very frequently.
Neuroscientist with an ego bigger than the world knows he figured it all, or will at some point. Long article on the guy who wrote this book, which does sound pretty interesting.
A concise overview of method calling conventions in different programming languages. Highly recommended, at the least to see how the way your favorite programming language works is not the only possible one.
How the celebrated playwriter David Mamet converted to republicanism. Man who was a liberal because his friends were liberal becomes a republican because his new friends are republican.