Consumed the week of 8 January, 2018

And we’re back..

Above, a beautiful compilation of drone photography shot in Romania by Bogdan Teodorescu as part of his Up and Above series.

This Vanity fair article about Elliot Ness’ memoir The Untouchables is a great read, and contains this memorable quote about Ness: “[he] was like Alexander the Great. He ran out of worlds to conquer too early in life.”

Improving Ourselves To Death is an examination from The New Yorker of self-help and anti-self-help literature. TL:DR: “Put away your self-help guides, and read a novel instead”.

Also from Vanity Fair this past week, the icky but essential “Oh My God, This Is So F—ed Up”: Inside Silicon Valley’s Secretive, Orgiastic Dark Side (warning: you may need a shower after reading).

Watched this week: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Nina enjoyed this a little more than I did. What Kermode called the “rejection of clear-cut moral certainties” made me a little queasy. Still an impressive film though.

Finished reading: The hugely enjoyable Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows (The Cthulhu Casebooks #1) by James Lovegrove and the equally enjoyable and insightful The Angry Chef: Bad Science and the Truth about Healthy Eating by Anthony Warner.

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