Weekend Edition: 4-12

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

I’m With The Banned (“My three kids have my blessing to read anything they want, and I absolutely encourage them to read banned books. Why? Because I respect them and think they’re smart, and because I want them to draw their own conclusions … I want my kids to [...]

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Weekend Edition: 4-5

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

What Is Cupcake Fascism? (“[A] stiff upper lip is, dialectically speaking, nothing more than a form of cowardice; less a level-headed stoicism than a neurotic unwillingness to confront an unjust reality.”)

Blog Headline of the Week

Life Is Short, Proust Is Long

Headslapper of the Week

A nine-month-old Pakistani [...]

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Weekend Edition: 3-28

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It’s my annual “hockey weekend.” The NCAA Division I men’s hockey tournament began yesterday. I watched three games and live cut-ins to a fourth yesterday (and went to a Stampede game last night). There’s six more games on TV today (making me thankful for DVRs) and two tomorrow. Not that I’m obsessed or [...]

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Weekend Edition: 3-21

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes If You Don’t Like Reading, You’re Doing It Wrong(“I am afraid too many people are stuck in the same place I was 9 years ago. They do not hold reading with disdain or harsh feelings. They simply do not know how to love reading. They are stuck with the [...]

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Weekend Edition: 3-15

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

How to save the US (“The solution is obvious. The US needs to model itself on its most sanctified institution: the military.”)

Reading to Have Read (“…the idea of Spritzing is the apotheosis of speed reading: reading in which completion is the only goal.”)

Let Me Count [...]

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Weekend Edition: 3-8

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Today is the National Day of Unplugging — although if you’re reading this, you’re not unplugged

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Stop Defending the Humanities (“This negative stereotyping [the ‘liberal intellectual’takes wing, in part, from the sense that humanities academics and the students whom they send into the professions acquire their privilege [...]

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