Linkage: 15/3/11

Doubtless you’ve all seen the images of devastation coming out of Japan over the past week or so. You can donate to relief efforts via Medecins San Frontiers or any of the organisations on this page.

The idelogy of journalism vs. the culture of blogging (via Ben Goldacre).

Stanley Kubrick, interviewed in 1987 by Rolling Stone.

What’s it like to teach a class containing a murder suspect? (As it happens, pretty awkward.)

A critical look at microfinance schemes in Bangladesh.

Events may have overtaken these pieces by the time I publish, but here are a couple of very good pieces on the Fukushima nuclear plant situation: how the plants are actually constructed, and safety measures have been deployed, and likely consequences, and a recent update on the situation.

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