yorgos / Ψηφισμένα

Εφτά του δεκαεφτά (vita moderna)

"Συνηθισμένος στις ενήλικες σχέσεις της επιφύλαξης, φέρνοντας μόνο το βάρος του εαυτού σου τόσα χρόνια, σου δίνεται ξαφνικά μια τιμή και ευθύνη που νιώθεις ανάξιος να τη σηκώσεις." συνέχεια..

The Only McLaren F1 Technician in North America

Κι αν χτύπα ξύλο χρειαστείτε γερανό χριστουγεννιάτικα, πείτε ότι είστε συγχωριανοί του Παναή του Τσούρη.. συνέχεια..

Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program (NY Times)

"Most of the money went to an aerospace research company run by a billionaire entrepreneur and longtime friend of Mr. Reid’s, Robert Bigelow" (Ήταν πολλά τα λεφτά, Χάρρυ;) συνέχεια..

Pondering Voyagers’ Interstellar Journeys, and Our Own (L. M. Krauss, NYTimes)

"Tuesday is the 40th anniversary of the launch of Voyager 1... [carrying] a much-heralded snapshot in time. The famous and romantic Golden Record, developed by Carl Sagan and his colleagues" συνέχεια..

Spies Like Us: A Conversation With John le Carré and Ben Macintyre (NYT)

"They exist somewhere in that foggy, deniable hinterland. It’s called maskirovka — little masquerade — where you create so much confusion and uncertainty and mystery that no one knows what the truth συνέχεια..

The Nihilism of Julian Assange (Sue Halpern, NYRB)

"[Ambivalence] is the emotion Assange often stirs up in those who support the WikiLeaks mission but are disturbed by its chief missionary." Αναδρομή με αφορμή την ταινία "Risk" της Laura Poitras. συνέχεια..

The strange case of a Nazi who became an Israeli hitman

Σύντομα στους κινηματογράφους;

Highlight: "There was just something irresistible about the newcomers. A sense of sexual intimacy between the two couples was in the air." συνέχεια..

How “Despacito” became the biggest song of 2017 (Alex Abad-Santos, Vox)

“The chord progression is the most common one of the last 20 years: It’s what Marc Hirsh called the ‘sensitive female chord progression’ in 2008” συνέχεια..

In Breakthrough, Scientists Edit a Dangerous Mutation From Genes in Human Embryos (Belluck / NYT)

“What our report said was, once the technical hurdles are cleared, then there will be societal issues that have to be considered and discussions that are going to have to happen. Now’s the time.” συνέχεια..

Deceit, determination and Murdoch's millions: how Premier League was born (P. MacInnes, Guardian)

"The story of how the Premier League came into being [...] is a story of its age, the late 1980s and early 1990s, when Thatcherism had smashed post-war orthodoxies but created little in its place." συνέχεια..