Unrequired Reading: July 27, 2007

It’s a fresh batch of links, dear readers! Enjoy!

Tom Spurgeon keeps us up-to-date on happenings at Comic-Con International in San Diego!

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Azar Gat gives a name to a model I’ve been trying to analyze/wrap my brain around: authoritarian capitalism, as distinct from the democratic version. (Subscription required, but it’s a really good article).

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Khol Vinh at Subtraction writes about pinball and design. (here’s the pinball documentary he cites)

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Say one more word about Another Woman and I will beat your ass like a drum.

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Modernism and everything after: why today’s big buildings are silly.

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Raising the stakes on my question of whether to buy a German car, several thousand Israelis have “restored” their German citizenship.

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Jew-perheroes! (“Heeb-roes!” didn’t sound as good.)

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How to Cover Your Assad.

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My wife: smokin’!

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