Have you seen the trailer for Atomic Blonde starring Charlize Theron? Looks good right? It does, but I wanted to take a dive into the source material, because I’m that guy. So I picked up a copy of “The Coldest City,” a graphic novel, by Antony Johnston, and without spoilers, here’s my review.Declassify >
Spoiler Free Review
Given her job and access to the startup scene and entrepreneurs, Doree Shafrir is one of the most qualified individuals I can think of to write and comment on tech, social media, and Internet culture at large.
With “Startup: A Novel,” she did in a way. But she wraps those comments about media, including journalism, in a compelling story of harassment.Declassify >
Declarations of War is a collection of short stories; 13 to be exact, a baker’s dozen if you will. Of, exactly what you would expect, war… But the title goes deeper. Each of these short stories contains a declaration about war. But that’s not as good of a title, though it could be argued that these stories are declarations on war, which makes sense despite the fact that my spell checker thinks “declarations on war” was a mistake. No, I meant it.
And like Deighton’s full size novels, I’m basing this off of the one’s that I have read. this story is a wealth of great intelligence in storytelling, dialogue, and of course, precisely written descriptions and detail.Declassify >
Bull Durham is one of my favorite sports movies. The dialog is almost as punchy as some of the characters, and it really does grasp the spirit of minor league baseball. There exist three types of players in the minors: talent working towards the majors, veterans just hanging on, and solid baseball guys that just enjoy playing the game but don’t have much hope of getting called up any higher. This game, though it focuses on the first two, really…Declassify >
The A to Z Files
Here is the challenge: Create a single playlist of 26 songs–each song starting with a different letter of the alphabet from A all the way to Z.Declassify >