All your precious collections may be slowly dying of “disc rot”

CDs were supposed to be the indestructible answer to the problem of fragile media. They were easier to store than vinyl and weren’t nearly as easy to scratch or damage. They sounded better than tapes and didn’t suffer from the same level of degradation over time. Or, at least, that’s what people were meant to believe.

La Notte

The first time we see La Notte’s two protagonists—a long-married couple, Giovanni and Lidia Pontano—they’re so distant from the camera as to seem insignificant. Even those who know that the movie stars Marcello Mastroianni and Jeanne Moreau might have to squint and lean forward, wondering if that’s them. As in his…