Caroline Flyn – 17 November 2009

What We're Reading

1 Violent movies: better for society than you might think. h/t Tyler Cowen

2 Gift ideas for nerds #29: the Tauntaun sleeping bag.

3 Brilliant collection of British ambassadors' valedictory dispatches (audio) (written extracts). Lord Moran on Canada: "Anyone who is even moderately good at what they do – in literature, the theatre, skiing or whatever – tends to become a national figure, and anyone who stands out at all from the crowd tends to be praised to the skies and given the Order of Canada at once" (1984)

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