Diva Plavalaguna’s Song From The Fifth Element

I saw this on the Internets over the weekend and it reminded me that I haven’t seen this movie in a couple of years. I’ve seen it a lot though, enough to know most of the plot elements. This song is hauntingly beautiful. It was sung by the Albanian soprano Inva Mula.

What’s in a Name Part 2 & 3

Errol Morris’ What’s in a Name parts 2 and 3. It’s definitely an interesting series of essays, as people in Chinese cultures have a very different way of approaching names. While most of them never change their family name, a lot of them change their English name and Chinese first name, even at a very young age. I’ve had grade 1 students change their names very suddenly. It’s rarer to change your Chinese first name, but it happens often compared to what I’m used to.

Errol Morris on Names

Errol Morris is back with his latest series of articles in the NYT. This time around, he investigates what a name is. I found this particularly interesting, because Taiwanese people/children change their English names and Chinese first names (but not their family names) quite often.

Feixen by Felix Pfäffli

by Felix Pfäffli, Feixen, László Moholy-Nagy

László Moholy-Nagy By Felix Pfäffli {via butdoesitfloat}

Anatomy of a Meme through Supercuts

Andy Baio explores memes through supercuts. It’s his new column on Wired.

The Anti-Hero in Modern Television

Malcom Harris takes a look at the anti-hero in today’s TV shows. Almost all networks have one now in their shows.