Weekend Reading CXCI
What the Internet Looks Like
There is, of course, a relevant reddit too.
‘I thought I was smarter than almost everybody’: my double life as a KGB agent
The red paint smear on the column in the metro station is so very reminiscent of a spy film. It’s hard to imagine how someone can live a lie like that.
Why Great Critics make Disastrous Judgments
There’s an enormous luck factor, and a fashion in whether these critical judgments are indeed errors. Countless works now indisputably part of the canon of literature, film, or music were at one point forgotten, or judged irrelevant.
Living in the Atomic Bunkers of Beijing
One was sold in Northern Ireland for £575,0000. No clue if it was for accommodation.