IN WHICH Fingers Paint while Dry, and Egos are Lightly Battered in a Hollandaise Sauce On Mixel Mixel confounds me as a piece of software that shines so brightly, the shadows of its flaws are made proportionately more apparent. Mixel is an iPad app for making collages that has the whole “social networking” thing baked into its DNA. Making a collage feels like something the iPad was born to do.
I went and saw the Dark Knight again. This time I went with my parents. My mom is a pretty devout woman with a decent artistic sensibility. Afterward she was still trying to process the experience, and it was good to get her take on things. One thing she said that struck me: “Everyone says it’s lots darker than Batman Begins. I hate that. It’s not dark, it’s sadistic.” In one sense, she’s right.