Category: Kid Lit

The Awful Movie Dr. Seuss Made in 1953

Caryn and I watched an old movie on cable TV recently that left us traumatized for days. Ironically, the movie was trying to be a light-hearted and whimsical children’s musical. It was written by Dr. Seuss in 1953. The movie left us traumatized because it was so very, very bad.… Read the rest

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Road Drops

The film version of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road has dropped! I never thought it would happen.

The movie is not yet in general release, but it has premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and reactions to the long-awaited literary adaptation are starting to pour in. Manohla Dargis of the … Read the rest

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Philosophy Weekend: Does Ultimate Evil Exist?

I’ve noticed something strange when talking to friends and relatives and neighbors about politics, or about the future of the world. Many people seem to believe that ultimate evil is a real and powerful force in our lives today. They believe that this evil threatens our families, our society and … Read the rest

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Philosophy Weekend: C. S. Lewis and the Abolition of Man

(This is the first guest post in the Philosophy Weekend series. James Berrettini is a friend and fellow software developer with whom I’ve conducted intensive private debates over difficult questions of philosophy and ethics for many years. He and I often disagree, but I know he shares my belief that Read the rest

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1. A Stanford University “Digital Humanities Specialist” named Elijah Meeks has created a series of rich visualizations based on the email archives of poet Robert Creeley. The lines describe connections and context, with frequency mapped to vicinity. We can glean interesting discoveries from the diagrams, such as the fact that … Read the rest

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