Weekend Reading CXCI

by uber

What the Internet Looks Like

There is, of course, a relevant reddit too.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/01/in-photos-inside-the-internet/422592/


‘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.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/11/thought-smarter-everybody-kgb-spy-jack-barsky


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.

http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Great-Critics-Make/239149


Living in the Atomic Bunkers of Beijing

One was sold in Northern Ireland for £575,0000. No clue if it was for accommodation.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2017/02/atomic-rooms-beijing-china-housing/