Friday, June 28, 2013
Getting to good enough
Today is the fifth anniversary of the first post I ever wrote on this blog. I can't believe it...
the "Bert and Ernie are gay" thing says a lot
So this trope is old, but here's the New Yorker 's new cover: I would argue that this is in fact a really unfortunate portray...
Thursday, June 27, 2013
how the NBA became a league for snobs
Over at Medium, I've written a piece about a trend in NBA commentary that has bothered me. Please check it out, and share if you enjoye...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
you don't get credit for being better than absolutely horrible
I post this tweet not because it's uniquely disqualifying but because it's so perfectly ...
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Because I know you're all just waiting intently for me to tell you what writers I like. 1. I frequently disagree with him, but man, We...
Monday, June 24, 2013
Is Franz Kafka Overrated?
Sunday, June 23, 2013
most students resist being educated
I'm reviewing a book at the moment, and the author included the by-now boilerplate notion that the internet has made traditional educati...
it is rational to flee from torture
As I write this, the media is working itself into a frenzy about Edward Snowden fleeing Hong Kong, possibly for Ecuador, and is passing thro...
Thursday, June 20, 2013
the credulity divide
This piece at Gawker by Max Read is indicative of one of the hardest parts of getting people to wrestle with our country's horrific vio...
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