The dates for this years nine lessons have been announced. They’re great nights of comedy, songs and chat centred around a rational celebration of Christmas with packed line ups and hosting by Robin Ince.
Really wonderful Peruvian restaurant with spectacular looking dishes that taste as good as they look. London seems to have acquired a lot of ceviche joints recently and this place is as good as any of them for lovers of tiger’s milk (not the Belle & Sebastian variety).
Link: Lima, London
CSS Zen Garden makes a return with a couple of nice responsive designs. This site was an institution in the early days of design on the web. A lot of the old designs, though they are obviously built for narrow screens, still stand up to scrutiny today.
Don’t ever visit Dubai, ever
Despite the Vimeo title this footage was shot in 1926. It’s familiar and alien at the same time. The shots of a deserted Kensington Gardens followed by a heaving Petticoat Lane Market are the most moving.
Link: London in 1927
Great summary of what we know, and what we don’t, about the US government surveillance system.
The Verge writes very well thought out pieces on technology and the culture around them, far outstripping the other press release reprinters and sensational headline mungers in the field.
Very interesting, if hard to watch, documentary about the deaths of over a million Indonesians accused of being communists in the 60s and 70s after the military coup in 1965. The film maker asks of a few of the gangsters at the heart of the killing to talk about and recreate the deaths. They move from light-hearted, jovial recollections of murder and rape to a recognition and some understanding of what they did and how the world will view it.
The credit sequence is quite breathtaking and I’d be very interested to know how it has played in Indonesia, the film implies the government is still strongly linked to the gangsters today.
Link: The Act of Killing