Weekend Edition: 7-24 (+1)

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubez

The New COVID Panic (“Even with these very effective vaccines, there are still going to be infections—herd immunity is a long game, not a short one—and some of those infections are going to be severe. There are even going to be a very small percentage of vaccinated people who […]

Weekend Edition: 7-17

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubez

We Could Have Changed the World (“The pandemic laid bare the speed at which societal change can occur when the threat is big enough. Conversely, society’s reopening is revealing just how quickly we can slide back into complacency.”)

Blog Quote of the Week

“The South Dakota GOP has wielded […]

Weekend Edition: 7-10

This NHL Season’s Best Headline and Story

The Lightning won the Cup, but we all won, because there’s no more Pierre McGuire (“Fifteen fucking years we lived with this piercing horseshit, making every nationally televised game a chore. It’s over. Raise a glass.”)

Nonbookish Linkage

Should the Supreme Court have term limits? Scandals of America’s […]

Weekend Edition: 7-3

Nonbookish Linkage

“The universe may not have had a beginning moment“ “Stationarity” is undermining our infrastructure Browsing vs. scrolling The United Fonts of America

Bookish Linkage

Finding niche literary subgenres German academics try to use novels to predict the next war The propaganda of World War II comic books (see also this 2015 post)

“Patriotism” […]

Weekend Edition: 6-26

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubez

Coping with Constitutional Ignorance and Alienation (“Constitutional ignorance is not new. But it is now more consequential than ever. Coping with it is now a matter of some urgency.”)

Nonbookish Linkage

Vaccine hesitancy and refusal are “a sign of extreme privilege“ One of my favorite college professors on the […]