Broadway wraps up another season with the conclusion Tony Awards.
Brilliant, and hugely influential. The Stranger, Albert Camus. Coders at Work, Peter Seibel. A book of fifteen interviews with famous hackers and computer scientists.
There is lots of wisdom in here: Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri. Six Easy Pieces, Richard Feynman. Harvey Penick's Little Red Book: How Fiction Works, James Wood. I recommend this to any amateur reader or writer of fiction. It gives you a great toolbox for thinking about the craft — and it'll make you a better reader.
Envisioning Information, Edward Tufte. Learned Hand was a beautiful expositor, and a crystal-clear thinker. One of the great minds of his century.
Junk Mail, Will Self. Surely You're Joking, Mr. Read it with an eye toward Feynman's disposition, his particular way of thinking — concretely, simply, with a hard reflex against the illusion of understanding. The Human Stain, Philip Roth. The polemic in those first few pages scared me, but this develops into a fascinating character study, and a suspenseful story.
Gang Leader for a Day, Sudhir Venkatesh. The Road, Cormac McCarthy. Wise Choices, Apt Feelings: Disappointing except for "Centering", which was excellent.
There is lots of interesting info about how the show works: The expanded book version of this wonderful essay on mathematics education. Look at the Birdie, Kurt Vonnegut. The Catcher in the Rye, J. Reading this in high school probably ruins it.
It's not Salinger's best — that's Franny and Zooey, I think — but it's still excellent. Worry less about the symbolic significance of that red hunting cap or those ducks in Central Park, and more about Holden's psychology, the what-it-is-like to think like him, the complexities and consequences of his attitude.
Occasionally it's fun and probably healthy to read about essentially perfect people, like the Duke Paul Maud'Dib.
Otherwise this is as realistic and careful a work of world-building science fiction I've encountered. I particularly liked "Science Fiction", "Excelsior! We're Going to the Moon!
I bet all of these essays and talks could be found online. The Little Schemer, Daniel P. Friedman and Matthias Felleisen.
From essentially nothing, it builds you up to the point where you can write or at least understand a the applicative-order fixed point combinator for functionals, and b an interpreter for the very language you're writing in.
Here's a readable derivation of the Y combinator based on the one given in the book. Here's a more compact attemptby Paul Graham, to build a Lisp interpreter from the ground up.
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Here's what's on the horizon following the Tony Awards. Broadway wraps up another season with the conclusion Tony Awards.
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(Whether it's called narrative nonfiction, literary nonfiction, long-form journalism, creative nonfiction, or narrative journalism — true stories, well-written and compelling). James Somers is a writer and programmer based in New York.