Tuesday assorted links

1. Singapore’s “vertical village” named building of the year.

2. “This film [Spectre] doesn’t exactly hide its place within Lovecraftian mythology.”  An interesting piece, but I have to say the film stunk past the first thirty minutes.  I find it more interesting that such a mediocre Bond film is today achieving such cultural resonance.  And Hollywood average is over, uh-oh I say (NYT).

3. There is no great stagnation: a new Uber-like app for casual fighting for free.

4. Sarah Kliff reviews the Amazon bookstore.  And what college students spend on textbooks is going down each year.  It’s less than what many sources claim.

5. Reading suggestions from Dan Wang.


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