Thursday, June 24, 2004

1000 Best Movies

The Times has published a book of the 1000 Best Movies Ever Made. What's interesting is that if you click around a bit, I think you can read the original reviews for these films (they are definitely published in the book). It'll be interesting to see the initial reactions to some of these films, and to get to know the writing of some film reviewers from the past.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Homosexuality and Hinduism

I was looking around for information on Hinduism's attitude toward homosexuality when gay marriage was all over the headlines; now Slate has a nice writeup on the subject. Hinduism as I understand it should be tolerant of gays and lesbians, but clearly my understanding differs from Hinduism in practice and the probably the beliefs of most Hindus.

Thursday, June 10, 2004

The 6am from Grand Central

I can't count the number of times a late night in NYC turned into a really late night as I decided to catch the 6am train back to my place instead of the previous one at 1:30am. Luckily, I never had the experience that these people had, missing the 1:30 and then paying some ridiculous cab fare to get home. Why the hell didn't I live in Manhattan? Anyway, missing the 1:30 train especially sucks since you've already cut your evening quite short; things don't really get started until after midnight in my experience. I always figured if I'm going out in the city that never sleeps, I might as well try to keep up.