After a lengthy absence, Weekend Edition returns. The title is a bit different to account for the gap, Otherwise, the format remains the same.
Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- Stop the Madness (“Right now, for every dollar that the federal government spends on medical research through the National Institutes of Health, 15 cents goes to HIV/ AIDS, 10 cents goes to cancer, 2 cents go to heart disease and less than one penny goes to all mental illnesses combined.”)
- Out of the Darkness (“Once detainees were abused to the point of learned helplessness, resistance would crumble, and the detainees would divulge information that they might otherwise withhold.”)
- The number of Americans reading books has again declined
- First written use of “fuck” found in — court papers
- Amazon is becoming the largest publisher of translated literature in the country
- There’s a new book out looking at the political history of the Oglala Lakota people from the 15th century until today
- Bookish lists: 8 books unlike any other; 10 Russian novels to read before you die (I’ve read two and have two others on my bookshelves); Amazon’s 100 SF and fantasy books to read in a lifetime (the heavy fantasy content means I’ve read less than half);
- The problem with our lives isn’t passion, it’s priorities
- The decline of the American brothel
- Can the interwebs rot your mind?
The world is a wobbly place and so is my mind.
Jim Harrison, The English Major