Huff the Dragon
Earlier this month, Huffington announced the new nonprofit Huffington Post Investigative Fund, which will support pieces that “range from long-form investigations to short breaking news stories and will be presented in a variety of media, including text, audio and video. And, in the open source spirit of the Web, all of the content the Fund produces will be free for anyone to...
Who Is John Galt?
“If only ‘Atlas’ were required reading for every member of Congress and political appointee in the Obama administration. I’m confident that we’d get out of the current financial mess a lot faster,” Wall Street Journal columnist Stephen Moore wrote in early January. It’s obviously getting attention from the general public. Rand book sales are...
Dark skinned hipster blues
Before I get to the dark skinned part and before I get to the review, allow me do a little work to rehabilitate & reclaim the term hipster…
Can I Help You With Something?
It used to be that the best post-college jobs were the ones that gave you a sense of security (law, medicine) or financial windfall (banking). But the finance industry and grad-school route are both dead ends at this point. The New York Times reports that we’re experiencing a sea change in the career department because the former favorites are no longer prestigious, and new choices, like teaching...
“Adderall, a stimulant composed of mixed amphetamine salts, is commonly prescribed for children and adults who have been given a diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. But in recent years Adderall and Ritalin, another stimulant, have been adopted as cognitive enhancers: drugs that high-functioning, overcommitted people take to become higher-functioning and more overcommitted....
Dunk on them
There are all sorts of explanations for why Yao has not truly lived up to his potential, and some of them are valid: he has gotten unlucky with injuries. He is forced to play during the summer with the Chinese national team. His teammates have been ball hogs and not let him be the centerpiece of the offense. But the explanation that I think is the most interesting is that he isn’t aggressive...
Has the hipster killed cool in New York? Did it die the day Wes Anderson proved...– Why the Hipster Must Die (2007)
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The rising number of YA books about queer teens shows no sign of slowing down,...– Young Adult Books Move Beyond the Coming-Out Story, But Still Face Hurdles
Welcome to the other crisis spreading quietly across the country: the crisis of...– Gated communities of living
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