You Might Like…

This is a post in a series to appear occasionally, setting out some articles, videos, podcasts and the like that contributors at Slaw are enjoying and that you might find interesting. The articles tend to be longer than blog posts and shorter than books, just right for that stolen half hour on the weekend. It’s also likely that most of them won’t be about law — just right for etc.

Please let us have your recommendations for what we and our readers might like.

YouTube – Animated Sheet Music: “So What” by Miles Davis – Dan Cohen – Follow the dancing notes. Watch or, if you’re trained, read along, as Miles and crew show you how it’s done. One of a number of animated scores by Cohen.

NYTimes Magazine – Can Jeremy Grantham Profit From Ecological Mayhem? – Carlo Rotella – Jeremy Grantham, the founder of the assets management firm GMO, talks about the scarce resources that will grind things to a halt in a generation’s time — and oil isn’t really one of them. Sobering, intelligent stuff. [His actual GMO 2011 letter is available here.]

The Walrus – Life After Death – Michael Harris – “Thirty years after HIV/AIDS was first identified –after it decimated gay communities across the country — a new generation comes of age in its long shadow.”

YouTube – An Hour with Warren Buffett – Charlie Rose – See what all the fuss was about: Warren Buffett discusses his New York Times Op-Ed piece ‘Stop Coddling the Super-Rich’ which calls on Congress to increase taxes on the Super-Rich like himself. – Pretty Halcyon Days – Ogden Nash – “How pleasant to sit on the beach…” An ode to summer, just in time, from the American humorist and poet, he of “Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker” fame.

The Guardian – Inside the secret world of hackers – Heather Brooke – “Computer hackers are frequently denigrated as mere digital pranksters. But some are now finding they have the power to change the world for good.”

Rolling Stone – How the World Failed Haiti – Janet Reitman – “A year and a half after the island was reduced to rubble by an earthquake, the world’s unprecedented effort to rebuild it has turned into a disaster of good intentions.”

Time – The 50 Best Websites of 2011 – No surprises, you might think, but the year’s not out yet. (So there’s still a chance for Slaw.)

The Paris Review – Interview: Dorothy Parker, The Art of Fiction No. 13 – Marion Capron – A trip way back in time to the summer of 1956 and the world of a fascinating writer. Scarcely a wisecrack, though.

Fortune – Tim Cook: The genius behind Steve – Adam Lashinsky – Will he succeed Steve Jobs? He’s a genius at operations management. He’s young – 48. He’s incredibly hard working. But he doesn’t have the design sense that in large measure put Apple where it is today.

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