Elsewhere, 9/24

Halo 3 comes out tomorrow, and the reviews are already rolling in. Most of them are, not surprisingly, exceedingly positive, with just a few minor quibbles here and there. The game is currently boasting a “96” over on Metacritic.

Macs Really Do Run Windows Better: “Ever since Boot Camp appeared on the scene, there have been several comments about Macs being better Windows machines than Windows machines. The weird thing is it’s actually true.” I actually use Parallels myself, but I agree with the author. My Intel iMac running Windows XP via Parallels is probably the nicest Windows PC I’ve ever used. I also love this quote from the article: It’s important for me as a Mac developer to use Windows once in a while, because it’s a fantastic lesson on how do absolutely everything wrong when designing software. Via

J.P. Moreland offers up his “top 5 books on apologetics”.

Thanks to Mr. Elastic for the link to this awesome “Information Mix” from Studio. Also from the stretchy one, a great article on Talk Talk’s classic “I Believe In You”.

Almost Cool reviews two discs that I’m planning on picking up real soon: Songs For Green Pheasant’s Gyllyng Street and For Against’s In The Marshes EP.

Stylus reviews Silber’s recent reissue of Lycia’s classic Cold album.

43 Folders has relaunched with a new design and a host of new features.

Twitch reviews Southland Tales, the newest film from Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko): “If Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain was too obscure and cerebral for mainstream audiences then Southland Tales, a more challenging film by far, is destined to die a quick and unpleasant death at the box office. That said, for those who make it through the initial overload of information and can latch on to Kelly’s vibe, Southland is also a dazzlingly smart, funny, and engaging work, one that fuses political fears with apocalyptic religiosity and techno-dread and wraps it all in a glossy, colorful package.” You watch the trailer here.

You’ve seen the latest trailer for Run, Fat Boy, Run, right? Pixelsurgeon loves it, saying it’s better — yes, better — than Hot Fuzz.

“Why Christopher Hitchens Is Wrong About Billy Graham”: The odd thing about Hitchens’ attack is not that he assaults an ailing icon — that’s both his specialty and his right — but that the evidence he cites actually proves him wrong. Via

Wes Anderson’s new film, The Darjeeling Limited, comes out in limited release at the end of September. This week, however, he’ll be releasing Hotel Chevalier, a 13-minute prequel starring Jason Schwartzman and Natalie Portman. The film debuts at Apple Stores throughout the country, and then will be available from iTunes for free. Via