Antifragile: Things That Gain from DisorderTaleb's new book is Antifragile: Things that Gain with Disorder, which argues that in order to create robust institutions we must allow them to build resilience through adversity. The essence of capitalism, he argues, is encouraging failure, not rewarding success.
Michael Pollan explains the lost cultural and spiritual importance of cooking and eating meat. Pollan is the author of The Omnivore's Dilemma. His latest is Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation.
Science Fiction movie ripped from VCR Tape I bought in 1988. This is the full video - all 1 hour and 22 minutes of it - not chopped up into segments. Audio is pretty decent - should be listened to through a good set of headphones or a good quality sound system. Video is not the highest quality, I had to scale it way down from the original rip. Love the opening music - it's over-the-top!