An occasional linkdump, in no particular order:
- Adam Kotsko: The dead-end politics of ridicule
- Matt Bruenig: How to Improve the Plight of Families With Children
- They eat lard
Richard Beck did an interesting series of posts on TNC's recent book (which I still haven't read):
- The Gospel According to Ta-Nehisi Coates: Part 1, Between the World and Me
- The Gospel According to Ta-Nehisi Coates: Part 2, Race, Empire and Domination
- The Gospel According to Ta-Nehisi Coates: Part 3, The Dream
Some of these I'm not even sure what they are anymore. Click and find out!
- Alan Jacobs: algorithms and responsibility
- MADVENTURE TIME
- Ryan Schnurr in Belt Magazine: Family Bones
- Does Repugnance Matter, or Not?
- The crippling problem restaurant-goers haven’t noticed but chefs are freaking out about
Oh wait, this paternoster thing is actually really cool, check it out:
- There are an estimated 250 paternoster lifts (Personenumlaufaufzüge) still in use in Germany
- Scott Alexander (Slate Star Codex): The Goddess of Everything Else
- Paul Campos: College endowments and “affordability”
This Wendell Berry thing is a poem, but it's actually okay:
So, friends, every day do something that won't compute.
- Wendell Berry, "Manifesto"
- AV Club: A beginner’s guide to Steve Martin’s eclectic, groundbreaking career
This hackers thing is about the L0pht, which used to be a big deal. The story in Belt about the MC5 playing a catholic school was just good fun.
- These hackers warned the Internet would become a security disaster. Nobody listened.
- Kick Out The Jams, Catholic School! | Belt Magazine
- Beautiful Color Combinations of the 20th Century
This thing in Aeon will probably bear repeated readings, and it'll put a few things on your to-read list: