27 Jan '13, 8pm

So much goodness in here but the fact that @CarlMalamud invented durian cheesecake kinda wins. @NYTimes (+ CfA love!)

So much goodness in here but the fact that @CarlMalamud invented durian cheesecake kinda wins. @NYTimes (+ CfA love!)

READING I just finished “Ashoka ,” by Charles Allen, which is about these 50-foot-high inscribed stone pillars all over India. No one could read the things for centuries until in the 1800s a bunch of scholars deciphered them and figured out they were the legendary King Ashoka’s laws. Right now I’m reading J. R. Sharma’s “Republics in Ancient India,” about the early assemblies from 1500 B.C.E. to around 500 B.C.E. It’s important to me to know the historical origins of access to legal materials. To find that out, you have to read history. LISTENING When I was a weekly computer columnist for The Bangkok Post in the 1980s, I started following the reviews of Ung-Aang Talay, their music critic. He just turned me onto Alisa Weilerstein ’s performance of the Elgar and Carter cello concertos. I’m also loving a new release “Blinking in the Brackens” from an Indiana duo called Return...

Full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/opinion/sunday/catching...

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