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Saturday, January 2nd, 2021

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This morning's coding for Glowbug:

We watched the excellent Bee Gees documentary a few days ago and since then I've had a medley of their songs stuck in my head. There are worst options I suppose.

Stalin banned non-Russian music in the post-WWII Soviet Union, so an underground for records sprung up, fascinating stuff (npr.org)

Originally published in 2016

Pawn Sacrifice (2015) - ♟️♟️♟️/5 (imdb.com)

Tobey Maguire plays Bobby Fischer, who takes on Boris Spassky (played by Liev Schreiber) for the title of world champion. The movie was entertaining but opted to feature less chess and more people framed as they sat at a chess board, which was disappointing. Also, it suffered from the standard, "here's a biopic but we've only got 90 minutes so let's make some huge time jumps and glancingly mention the time missed."

Japan’s indigenous 'Ainu' people (bbc.com)

The Expanse, Season 5 is streaming now on Amazon (amazon.com)

In the midst of bingeing The Expanse (up to season 4) and really enjoying it. Some shows are truly served well by the binge experience and The Expanse is one of those. I tried to watch it episodically and just couldn't keep interested. With that in mind, I have to decide what I'm going to do for Season 5, since they are releasing episodes weekly.

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