Archive for The New Yorker

delayed… [cover]

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , , on April 17, 2021 by xi'an

lost mathematicians of 2020

Posted in Books, Kids, Statistics, University life with tags , , , , , on January 17, 2021 by xi'an

ultimate evolution tree

Posted in Books, Kids, pictures with tags , , , , , on December 29, 2020 by xi'an

A is for…

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , on December 10, 2020 by xi'an

Hitch’s tricks

Posted in Books, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2020 by xi'an

As I was watching the first minutes of the 1944 under-rated Lifeboat by Alfred Hitchcock (and John Steinbeck as the script writer!), a series of objects floating by the lifeboat to convey the preliminary mutual sinking of an Allied boat and a Nazi U-boat contained a cover of the New Yorker. Which while being iconic sounds like a weird inclusion, given that this is the very first issue of the magazine, in February 1925, hardly the first thing I would carry across the Atlantic at war time! Maybe being iconic was the reason to keep this issue rather than a more recent one, another mystery about the great Hitch allusions and clues interseeded throughout his films.