What Happens When A 35-Year-Old Man Retakes The... →
The verbal sections were a little bit better. Much to my relief, there were no analogies anywhere on the test. All of the verbal questions involved choosing the right word for a sentence (piece of cake) and reading comprehension (GUHHHHHH). One of the former sections included this question about hip hop, which I assume the testmakers added so that no one would accuse them of being RAYCESS: ...
Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the... →
Op-ed. An interesting move and huge comment response all the same.
Since coming to California to work on “Star Trek,” Mr. Cumberbatch said, there...– Benedict Cumberbatch Moves From Role to Role - NYT I’ll be honest, his reaction to the otters Tumblr was what I primarily was curious about.
Stephen King interview
neil-gaiman: I just put the text up of the interview I did with Stephen King in the Sunday Times Magazine on my blog at neilgaiman.com. It’s a much longer interview than the one in the magazine, and if you are interested in working writers, you might enjoy it….
If you claim that you are not a racist person (or, at least, that you’re...– Lindy West on racism I don’t know why it took me a whole day to read this, but yeah it was predictably brilliant and fabulously Lindy. This is such a great summary of the problem with “not believing” in structural inequality. (via ampersandean) I had the good fortune to read this on the train...
AuRevoir.Me: Say goodbye the easy way →
Paulaner to open first US Beer Hall on The Bowery
brewyork: German brewer Paulaner will open its first beer hall in the U.S. later this year, and it will be located on The Bowery. The brewery already runs 17 Paulaner Brauhaus locations in other countries, but this will be the first in the Western Hemisphere. The 4,000 square foot beer hall will include German cuisine, communal seating, an outdoor space, and a working brewpub - which would be...
Newsweek: The 13 Most Useless College Majors (As... →
newsweek: shortformblog: alittlespace: newsweek: 1. Fine Arts 2. Drama and Theatre Arts 3. Film, Video, and Photographic Arts 4. Commercial Art and Graphic Design 5. Architecture 6. Philosophy and Religious Studies 7. English Literature and Language 8. Journalism 9. Anthropology and Archeology 10. Hospitality Management 11. Music 12. History 13. Political Science and...
Both of these books are about the central trauma of the twentieth century, the...– Mines of Nonfiction, Veins of Fiction « The Ambiguities Willie making me jealous of his reading list yet again.
NYT Digital Lessons | Monday Note →
The New York Times Company’s latest quarterly numbers contain a rich trove of data regarding the health of the digital news industry. Today, we’ll focus on the transition from traditional advertising to paywall strategies being implemented across the world. Paywall appear as a credible way to offset — alas too partially — the declining revenue from print operations. … [NYT’s...
Business troubles show signs of deepening despite... →
William worked from June to October 2010 as part of the Vessels of Opportunity...– Special Investigation: Two Years After the BP Spill, A Hidden Health Crisis Festers William and Nicole Maurer, and their two young daughters, are among the hundreds of thousands of Gulf residents suffering from the hidden health crisis festering in the region as a result of the toxic “gumbo of...
SEC Comes Down on Stock Picking Robot | Crossing... →
Is your network uncensored? Are you sure? There are many tools that exist to tell you if your network is censored, but generally you need to install code. What if you didn’t? What if you could just visit a website and find out what was blocked from your vantage point? Turns out you can ;) Your team: Dan Kaminsky, Joe Geffen, Michael Tiffany
Where (My) Girls At? (The Hairpin) →
dotsara: Oh, Hairpin; could you please be less aweso—I’m kidding! Come back! Please don’t be less awesome. That would be terrible. (via) Caveat: I haven’t seen Girls. My desire for you (yes, you!) to read the above is less about an objection to the show and more about so much word to the point Jenna Wortham is making here. My chief beef is not simply that the girls in Girls are white. I’m a...
Eli Sanders Just Won a Pulitzer Prize for a... →
At least he did according to the Pulitzer Prize’s website. They didn’t call in advance.
Lo, in the twilight days of the second year of the second decade of the third...– McSweeney’s: In Which I Fix My Girlfriend’s Grandparents’ WiFi and Am Hailed as a Conquering Hero. Via @jmspool.
Money is a lately-come human artefact: it’s our symbol-making talent in...– Margaret Attwood’s column in The Financial Times (via paddyhirsch)
UN monitors head to Syria as fighting rages -... →
W. W. Norton: The Welcoming →
wwnorton: Distance was the house from which I welcomed you. Time, time was the house, and to welcome you I strung garlands of eggshells and rubies. Thirsty I welcomed you, you the salt sucked from the tips of braids after running from the ocean of someone else’s childhood. I turned the skeleton key. I…
The Crisis in American Walking →
the-feature: Despite these upsides, in an America enraptured by the cultural prosthesis that is the automobile, walking has become a lost mode, perceived as not a legitimate way to travel but a necessary adjunct to one’s car journey, a hobby, or something that people without cars—those pitiable “vulnerable road users,” as they are called with charitable condescension—do. To decry these facts—to...
Lockout is by far the best movie ever made about a disgraced ex-CIA agent—who’s...– Winner: Best Paragraph on Our Site Today. (via motherjones)