Etcetera

By Matthew Culnane

Interesting & in-depth articles on lots of topics with added context & further reading from my archives.

Interesting & in-depth articles on lots of topics with added context & further reading from my archives.

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#32・

Etcetera #32: Bánh Mì, Insignificance, R.E.M.

If the zoo banhs mi for hollering at the animals I will face god and walk backwards into hell

 
#31・

Etcetera #31: Macaques, Records, Dad Thrillers

Let the monkey drive

 
#30・

Etcetera #30: Subtitles, Spotify, Gendered Languages

Bozo did the dub!

 
#29・

Etcetera #29: Aline, Invasions, Savile

The music of The French Dispatch and how we won't pal together to fight aliens

 
#28・

Etcetera #28: Rescoring, Street Views, Donnie Darko

Articles, videos and podcasts I enjoyed in October

 
#27・

Etcetera #27: Kurt, Underground London, Teletext

Being friends with a celebrity, corkscrew lizard nests, two great Chicago albums

 
#26・

Etcetera #26: Commuting, Nazis, The Strokes

This week: commuting & garden cities, Wikipedia's sourcing problems, NYC's music scene

 
#25・

Etcetera #25: Curious Birds, Robot Chefs, Viruses

Inquisitive birds of the Falkland Islands, automation in Indian food production, and the narrowness of science writing.

 
#24・

Etcetera #24: Roman Humour, Milk, Harps

This week: what the Romans found funny, and the rise and fall of 'ZuckTalk'

 
#23・

Etcetera #23: Birmingham Rollers, Steve Martin Short, Deadheads

This week: The history of pigeon fancying in Black Angeleno communities, Steve Martin & Martin Short, and the Grateful Dead's archives.

 
#22・

Etcetera #22: Rankings, Expertise, Crosswords

The best US TV music performances, launching Billy Joel, and why bricklaying can't be automated.

 
#21・

Etcetera #21: Comments, Phrenology, Solutionism

Etcetera returns from its summer holiday. This week: bad comments on video game sites, flawed thoughts on solutionism and a look at consumer aesthetics.

 
#20・

Etcetera #20: Belinda Carlisle, Blind Gaming, Lego

See also: Tom Breihan is reviewing every US #1 single from 1958 to present day. He's up to 1989 so far, so about halfway through, and earlier this year he reviewed 1987's 'Heaven Is A Place On Earth', Carlisle's first multinational hit:The guitars sparkle. Th…

 
#19・

Etcetera #19: Joni, Architecture, Coupland

Let's start with Joni. Her wonderful album Blue turned 50 this week and there have been several good things published about it.

 
#18・

Etcetera #18: Tacos, PDFs, Replica Kits

The complicated appropriation of Mexican food in the US, plus EURO 2020.

 
#17・

Etcetera #17: Content, Recommendations, Greebles

An examination of "content" and all that entails. Plus: Bluey!

 
#16・

Etcetera #16: Criticism, Asterisks, Brassicas

This week: Sarah Silverman, the history of the asterisk, edible leaves and news diets.

 
#15・

Etcetera #15: Anthropocene, Bananas, Booze

This week: anthropocene anxiety, publishing, bananas, units of beauty and

 
#14・

Etcetera #14: Blades, Blums, Blues

This week: knife craftsmanship, nuclear semiotics, John Swartzwelder and the grawlix.

 
#13・

Etcetera #13: Beef, Signs, Terminators

Fixing recipes sites, various beefs with beef, and the Terminator 2 score.