thursday reading list

“George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.”

~ Mark Twain

If logical thought and abstract truth cause so much conflict and do nothing to aid our survival, why are they so important to us?

It happened with hip hop. Will the success of “thug lit” lead to a fall in the authenticity of the genre of the streets?

While the world burns, let’s pat the Senate Judiciary Committee on the back for immigration reform.

Daniel Fried was a well-respected power player with more than 40 years in diplomacy, but even he couldn’t close Gitmo.

They don’t often get a pat on the back, but Newsweek’s new online-only format is amazing. Check it out by reading their coverage of the Oklahoma tornado in text, photos and video.

Ever feel like you’re missing out on something at the beginning of NBA games? You are. Take a dip into the private pool that is NBA daps.

Nestled at the intersection of Iranian intrigue, factional violence, and gorgeous mountains, Tbilisi is the home to the great Tbilisi Photo Festival and a spark for social change in the region.

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