- The new anarchy: offshore tax havens; will Mitt Romney be to tax avoidance what Rick Scott was to Medicare fraud?
- Durable inequality.
- Wall Street in a sentence: "The incentives are to cheat, and cheating is profitable because there are no consequences.”
- Econned; a call for civility.
- Glengarry Glen Ross at the hospital collections office; a failed experiment at wallet extraction surgery.
- The outer limits of political struggle: millionaires taming billionaires; lunch breaks; non-embarrassing statues; 1,000 outfits made at decent wages; 1 week "national conversation" on gun control before shark attacks orOlympics take center stage.
- Calvino and His Cities, by William Weaver
- European minority language literature [podcast]
- Chinese worker's eyewitness account of attacks on foreign-owned businesses in South Africa
- Thyme Travels (about za'tar)
- A home for Pakistani literature - in Chicago
- The plight of Egypt’s forgotten Shia minority
- Being black in Guyana
- On music and films that are intentionally slow and soporific
- Classic Movies in Miniature Style
- 500 Words, a new site on "all things regarding the two Sudans"
- On Egypt's Armenian community
- At the Court of the Fish-eyed Goddess Queen, by William Dalrymple
- God and White Men at Yale
- Elias Jubran: Maker of Magical Instruments
- My Forbidden Orthodox Love
- Turbans on the Runway: What does it mean for Sikhs?
- Egypt’s Beard Complex
- The newest manifesto from Quebec's student movement.
In providing everyone with the resources they need to develop their full capacities, we will succeed in creating a society where decision-making and the ways in which we organize our lives with one another are shared. This is the heart of our vision. Education is not a branch of the economy, nor is it a short-term training service. Our educational system, which is at the root of all knowledge, can allow us to pave the way towards freeing society as a whole; it can provide a liberating education that will lay the foundation for self-determination.
- “The economic vision we call neoliberalism, Thatcherism, Reaganomics, or free-market fundamentalism could also claim the title of Wal-Martism.”
- American deaths from assault compared to peer countries.
- How the Mormons Make Money
And three things to listen to:
- Quebec student leader Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois lays out a plan for how to work in an election campaign without getting sucked into electoral politics.
- RadioLab on informant-driven terrorism prosecutions.
- RadioLab on the ambiguities of folklore, history, culture.
- Names, Trains, and Corporate Deals: Why Public Transit Shouldn’t Sell Naming Rights
- What to Read Next
- Batman wins the Cold War
- Not-quite-lost shadows
- Imperialistic Sins
- Eli’s Comin’—Hide Your Heart, Girl: Why Yale is Going to Singapore
- Under-appreciated world of webcomics
- Ramadan in Africa Is A Country
- Who Rules South Africa? Negotiating the complex web of ANC politics
- The Subtle Art of Not Being an Asshole
- On Finality, Loss, Regret
- Utopia and Gun Culture
- Exorcists, Empty Suits, and Granny Starvers: The Gawker Guide to Mitt Romney's VP Picks
- Blistering reviews of Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed
- Ethiopian Orthodoxy in post-Imperial times
- Bryan Waterman on Love Goes to Buildings on Fire *
- Crude Investments *
- Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit *
- Women of the Internet on How the Internet Has Changed Them *
- What is Real is Imagined *
- Thirty Dada, Futurist & Surrealist manifestos *
- Can Women in the Art World "Have It All"? *
- Yes You, Sweetheart *