- NY Times: How Much Water Does Pasta Really Need? Not as much as you’d think. (via Kottke)
- Lance Knobel: A Book for Our Times. Lance just finished reading the new Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky translation of War and Peace. Sounds like it might be worth trying out:
Dear reader, if you haven’t read War and Peace, rush to your nearest bookstore and get the Pevear/Volokhonsky translation immediately. It’s a wonderful, gripping read (excepting part two of the epilogue). The characters will stay with you forever, the love stories are as good as any, the court and political intrigues provide a glimpse into a vanished society and the battle scenes have never been bettered. It has tremendous resonance for our (and I expect any) time.
- Wired: Hands On: Dante’s Inferno Turns Epic Poem Into Hellish Action Game. I think I mentioned this before, but EA is making a video game of Inferno. Here’s an initial look at the game. Sounds like quite the pastiche.