The day the movies died

A decade ago, when the show Mad Men was must-watch television, the New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik proposed a theory for its success, which he called “the Golden Forty-Year Rule”: “The prime site of nostalgia is always whatever happened, or is thought to have happened, in the decade between forty and fifty years past” . … Read more

Sun to my day

As the Sunday Times last noted weekend, Artificial Intelligence is now “so advanced” that it can furnish university students with mediocre essays. It can fake references and fool software intended to prevent plagiarism. It can refer knowledgeably to a seminal work by Adam Smith called The Abundance of Countries. Are you worried yet? What fun … Read more