Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Good reads/random cool sites (4/16/2008)

The New York Times has a fascinating article about frontotemporal dementia or Pick's disease, a brain disease that causes dementia but can also unleash "torrents of creativity." The article discusses Anne Adams, who left her work as a scientist and became a gifted and driven artist as her condition progressed, producing works such as her fabulous ABC Book of Invertebrates.

Roy Edroso ably sums up right-wing political blogs in The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere: A confederacy of dunces. has The 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches of All Time, with tons of clips. (h/t: Kulturblog)

Joe Queenan picks the worst movie of all time. It's not Swept Away, even though that movie "seems more amateurish on each viewing, like a morass that starts out as a quagmire, then morphs into a cesspool and finally turns into a slime pit on the road to its ultimate destination in the bowels of Hell."

1 comment:

  1. The dementia article certainly supports the theories of multiple intelligences--people actually losing some types of abilities while gaining or strengthening others.

    Thanks for the link.



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