Happy Friday! How has your week been?
This week I’ve been mostly making plans and planning/scheduling ahead of my sabbatical this June. Every year I take the month out to work at Edinburgh International Film Festival. It’s like a working holiday.
Here are some of the great links I pocketed along the way!
–– On ROBOTNIC.CO ––
Yesterday I reviewed all of the weeks’ big releases and chatted fandom with 3 fellow journalists and the lovely Janice Forsyth. Here’s the running order and you can listen online here with BBC iPlayer.
–– ARTS & CULTURE ––
I’m looking forward to seeing Beyond Clueless. Here’s an interview with its director, Charlie Lyne.
Do you read novels on your phone? “War and Peace” on the subway: How your iPhone is saving literature.
–– DIGITAL ––
Some new Tumblrs for you to follow:
- http://distantheartbeats.tumblr.com/ – bookish, thoughtful.
- http://anthonybourdain.tumblr.com/ – further to last week.
- http://roxanegay.tumblr.com/ – Because Roxane Gay.
- http://piecesihaveenjoyed.tumblr.com/ – very good, very occasional book recommendations from Molly Young.
Some interesting ways in which publishers are handling their video output.
In the latest episode of the Hello, Internet podcast, Grey & Brady have an interesting discussion about Net Neutrality.
–– LONGFORM / JOURNALISM ––
This lovely piece on the Scottish Independence debate is a nice break from the bullshit: Scottish independence: what young Scots want.
–– &c. ––
How to Scale Yourself and Get More Done Than You Thought Possible. Or, productivity gets hardcore-as-fuck.
Currently reading: The Secret History by Donna Tartt. (Not that I’ve finished any of the others I’ve started in previous weeks!)
What’s making you happy this week?
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