Here’s a very impressive website providing a scrollable and zoomable display of the Sistine Chapel. Definitely worth checking out. (HT First Thoughts). On a similar note, Richard Beck has an unusual post about whether Michelangelo was sneaking neuroanatomical images into his Sistine Chapel paintings.
Thanks to Kent Eilers for pointing out a particularly scathing remark that Oliver O’Donovan made when reviewing John Milbank’s The Future of Love. It’s the kind of comment every author fears. But, I also think it’s an unfortunately apt description of Milbank’s writing in general.
Time magazine offers its list of “The 50 Worst Inventions,” ranging from “the zany to the dangerous to the just plain dumb.” Unsurprising entries include New Coke, subprime mortgages, and spam email; more surprising are Crocs and Foursquare. And, though I’ve never played, I completely agree about Farmville.
And, if you’re wondering what’s holding up production on The Hobbit, you can read about it here.