I saw Real Genius twice in the 80s, but I can’t remember that much about it. This is a list I’d struggle to deeply disagree with, but for the record: I’d ditch Real Genius in favour of Way Out West, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for Bridesmaids, and Dodgeball for Alpha Papa.
But there are a lot of great film comedies out there.
One for @angelagriggs
Khoi Vinh tells us how he really feels about coffee.
In the West, and particularly in urban centers of the United States, we’ve turned coffee into not just a daily habit, but a totem of conspicuous consumption. They are “rituals of self-congratulation” (a choice phrase I believe I read from…
I’ll have a green tea please.
Medieval maps from the 11th to 14th centuries
From Retronaut, a collection of maps dating from 1000-1300s.
How were maps perceived 1000 years ago? Did they blow people’s minds with physically impossible views of cities, states, and continents? Could a circa-1200 scholar imagine himself looking down from several miles in the air and seeing the same thing he was seeing on a map?