All Things Shining, review/interview on Colbert Report

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Sean Dorrance Kelly www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive In the video above (aired last night), Colbert interviews Sean Dorrance Kelly on his new book, … Continue reading

120th Philosophers’ Carnival

It’s been a month of Carnivals here at nicomachus.net. First the inaugural edition of the Digital Humanities Blog Carnival, and today the 120th edition of the Philosophers’ Carnival. This is my second time hosting the Philosophers’ Carnival, and I am happy … Continue reading

hosting the Philosophers’ Carnival, January 31

I’m busy hosting blog Carnivals this month. It’s been widely publicized already that on Monday, January 17th, this website hosts the inaugural episode of a new Digital Humanities Blog Carnival (submission deadline January 15th, see here for more details). What hasn’t … Continue reading

Philosophers interviewed on radio show

Long before Philosophy Talk hit the Internet, even before the popular WHHY radio talk program Fresh Air with Terry Gross hit the airwaves, there was Soundings. Soundings was a popular weekly radio talk show, produced from 1980 to 1997. Recorded and … Continue reading

Eleven days, Wikileaks, and revolutionary technology

Eleven days had already passed since the original disclosures [in the New York Times], and no catastrophes had occurred. Government concerns about potential national-security crises were nothing but speculation and surmise. The link between publication and consequences, [Alexander] Bickel argued, … Continue reading

Standing Start, a brief review

Standing Start, a 12-minute documentary short-film on track bicycle racing, uses narration adapted from Homer’s The Odyssey to frame the significance of training, pursuit, and competition. Like Douglas Gordon’s Zidane: a 21st Century Portrait, this riveting film from the Scottish … Continue reading