FREAK-est Links

  1. Movie tickets cost as much as $48; “Star Wars” creator George Lucas predicts that ticket prices are only going up. (HT: SM Fishman)
  2. Name wars: Borghese Inc. fights the Borghese family for the right to market with the royal name.
  3. Does dim lighting enhance creativity?
  4. An interactive data map (in French) of Paris Metro lines crossed with socioeconomic and political indicators.
  5. Blog contributors Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman on China’s knockoff economy.
  6. Statues on the cheap: North Korea’s national art atelier, Mansudae Art Studio, produces and exports large monuments at the right price.

anonymous

$48? Go ahead, knock yourselves out. The stupid 'movies' they're putting out - spacemen, 'splosions, comic book heroes - I wouldn't rent for $1 out of the Red Box. I will be at home watching the old classics on TCM, thank you. There are better TV series than movies.