SXSWi (South By Southwest interactive): A Wrapup (Sorta)

    |    Wednesday March 20th, 2013

  First, apologies. This post would have appeared sometime last week, as promised, had there not been a minor catastrophe. Part of it was my fault, but part of it wasn’t. The part that was my fault was spilling coffee into my computer. Okay, that was dumb. The part that wasn’t was that the wi-fi 

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Mission to Veronica Mars

    |    Friday March 15th, 2013

by Andrew Horn Yesterday I was all but conked on the head by something that popped up on IMDB. For the one or two of you haven’t already heard, it seems that the producers and stars of the tv show “Veronica Mars” had started a campaign to turn the property into a movie. They wanted 

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Trashing Ping

    |    Wednesday March 13th, 2013

The other night, I had dinner at some friends’, and one of the other guests was a woman named Ping Fu, about whom I knew next to nothing except she’s from China (duh), and has written a book called Bend, Not Break: A Life In Two Worlds, which has had a generous ad budget and a nice 

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Trompe-l’œil am Görli: Dies ist kein Kiosk

    |    Tuesday March 12th, 2013

Optical illusion at Görli! This is not a newsstand. It is a picture of a picture of newsstand.  The whole thing is a fake, although the shelf below the sales window looks like you could go right up to it and and pick up a paper. This large photo billboard is a picture of the 

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