1. When Will Doom Come To Hollywood?

    When Will Doom Come To Hollywood?
    Jane Austen? Shakespeare? Tolstoy? Hacks. Beethoven? Bach? Mozart? Wildly overrated. Statistically speaking, at least. It’s a curious fact that while the long-dead titans of literature and music are revered above all others, they were working in a time when the talent pool — the educated population of the planet — was a tiny rounding error compared to today’s. What’s more, today’s writers and musicians have the advantage of learning from those who went before. Simple statistics implies that most of history’s great works of art must have been created within the last 50 years– –but you’ve ...
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