April 2016 News

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2016-03-152021-01-04 finished certainty: log importance: 0


This is the April 2016 edi­tion of the Gw­ern.net newslet­ter; pre­vi­ous, . This is a sum­mary of the re­vi­sion-his­tory RSS feed, over­lap­ping with & ; brought to you by my donors on Pa­treon.

Writings

  • Noth­ing com­pleted

Media

Books

Non­fic­tion:

  • A Life of Sir Fran­cis Gal­ton (re­view)
  • On Speed: The Many Lives of Am­phet­a­mine, Ras­mussen 2008 (par­tic­u­larly in­ter­est­ing for the in­side in­for­ma­tion about how early Amer­i­can phar­ma­corps & drug de­vel­op­ment worked, but much weaker past the ’70s; at least, if you can get past Ras­mussen’s huge bias against am­phet­a­mines and blind sup­port for the dis­as­trous War on Drugs)

Film/TV

Live-ac­tion:

Ani­me:

  • (a strange relict. It’s as if Macross cuck­olded Streets of Fire with Akira while Miyazaki perved at the win­dow and the Gainax boys took notes. Episode 1 in par­tic­u­lar crosses so many gen­res and does so much in so lit­tle time that even non-fans of 1980s anime might find it worth­while.)
  • (re­view)

Music

Touhou: