Solving While Juggling

Solving While Juggling

When the Rubik’s Cubes fad first began in the early 1980s, my friend Gary became obsessed with solving one. This was long before the internet, where you can now find solution methods easily. Gary carried the Cube with him everywhere, spending hours each day...
Margot Kidder’s Career High Point

Margot Kidder’s Career High Point

I don’t know which of the four writers who worked on the screenplay (including Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, and Robert Benton) deserves credit for the best line ever spoken on screen by Margot Kidder (who died this weekend at 69), but here it is,...
Elaine and Jerry, Married Couple?

Elaine and Jerry, Married Couple?

To coincide with the 20th anniversary of the final episode of “Seinfeld,” here’s a song parody by Bethany Cosentino and Nick Lutsko suggesting that Elaine and Jerry get married, using actual dialogue from the show (btw, if you’d like some tough...
Artificial Intelligence, Genuine Wow

Artificial Intelligence, Genuine Wow

I was going to write a lengthy piece about some remarkable new technology that Google introduced this week at its I/O Conference, where developers get a first look at what the company is bringing to market soon. But before I started, I noticed that David Pogue has...