- Simplicity in Web Design - "Simple websites are easy to use, easy to understand, nice to look at. In practice, websites are either unusable or ugly and in general filled with too many complicated words. Why do designers have such a hard time to keep it simple?" (Via swissmiss.)
- Ang Lee's Lust, Caution - I've been hearing good buzz about this film from the festival circuit, but this article highlights the stand director Ang Lee is making against the MPAA's NC-17 rating by defending the film's graphic sex scenes. Cheers to him and the other filmmakers for refusing to bow down to the new Legion of Decency.
- Catholic Women Press for Priesthood - Recently I posted about women becoming nuns in the name of feminism. Now here's a splinter group of Catholics ordaining women as priests. Surprisingly, Rome isn't particularly happy with them.
- NOSO - Like social networking but dislike all that pesky interaction? Well, then, NOSO is the project for you. It consists of groups of people arranging to be together in a certain place and not talking to each other. Interesting experiment, I suppose.
- On Andrew Keen - Plasticbag.org does a nice summary dismissal of blowhard luddite Andrew Keen.
- For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky - Hey, ever wonder what exactly the differences are between George W. Bush and Jean-Luc Picard? Who hasn't, right? And here they are.
- Strange Beasts - Emily the Strange gallery show opens this week in SF. Okay, so maybe you're not that interested in this unless at one time you shopped regularly at Hot Topic, but there it is.
- The IT Crowd, S02E02 - No! Not Denholm! (Thanks, GeeksAreSexy.)