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January 31, 2012 | by James Arger | 2 comments

John Tenniel / The Cheshire Cat

Drawing a blank

I’ve been sitting at my desk for the better part of two hours, trying to begin this post in the level-headed tone of an efficient journalist. I’ve tried, but I can’t. I said it here, I had doubts about John Johnson (as that’s the name I’ve been authorized to use more

January 27, 2012 | by James Arger | 1 comment

AristotelianCosmos

Competing Views

If you have worked in journalism, this is a situation you’re probably encountered. You have a story. It’s a good story and you’ve been working it for a while. And then, out of the blue, something unexpected comes up. A witness who had been missing, new information surfacing, small discrepancies more

January 25, 2012 | by James Arger | 1 comment

Alfred_Rethel_Totentanz

A Case of Life and Death

1935. In order to respond to the EPR (Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen) article published in May, Erwin Schrödinger publishes “Die gegenwärtige Situation in der Quantenmechanik (The present situation in quantum mechanics)” in Die Naturwissenschaften. The three-part paper covers a lot of topics linked to quantum mechanics, but remains famous to this day for more

January 20, 2012 | by James Arger | 1 comment

Gustave Doré - "Orlando Furioso"

Of needles and haystacks

Remember the Christmas thrills you had as a kid? That special time when you were holding your breath to see what presents were waiting for you under the tree? That flutter in your chest, as you tore off the wrapping and finally found out what it was you had received? more

January 18, 2012 | by James Arger | 1 comment

Gustave Doré - Inferno III. 1-9 / "All hope abandon, ye who enter here."

Lights out

Today, the Web is a dark place — giving everyone an idea of what the Internet could become, should the anti-piracy bills go through. Sacrificing the freedom of all, for the sake of protecting the interests of a few. They want us to trust them. They want us to believe more

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