tuesday reading list


“Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.”

Fran Lebowitz

As social scientists have long-predicted, poverty is swinging back towards the suburbs.

As the president is so hopelessly mired in ridiculous scandals, we must ask ourselves, “Could Obama handle a real scandal?”

As the perpetually-unstable Lebanon attempts to separate itself from the civil war in Syria, Hezbollah has waded up to its neck in the violence.

Among the chronicles of the 1950s, only Gary Winogrand’s photos have captured the insanity of avant garde parties without the censorship of memory.

You’re not naughty anymore. As kink hits the mainstream, researchers apply canonical psychologists and philosophers to learn more.


wednesday reading list


“If you can’t articulate ideas and if you can’t articulate critiques of other peoples’ ideas, then you’re powerless.”

                                                              ~ Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie, who recently wrote an Op-Ed for the New York Times lamenting the dearth of courageous politicians and activists today, has done an interview. In the LA Review of Books, Rushdie muses on what it’s like to be a persecuted (fatwahed) artist and people only wanting to talk to you about your art and your balls.

Hezbollah’s official entry into the Syrian Civil War could mean an even longer and bloodier conflict. But for some good news, the Atlantic reports that the US boasts a full third of the world’s brightest students.

In the wake of his hunger strike, Guantanamo inmate, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, is having his 466-page memoirs declassified. Sections are now available from Slate.

As millennials begin to take low-paying internet media jobs, we have begun narcissistically lamenting out own fate (and trumpeting our resiliency).

And finally, colleges nationwide are choosing an inopportune time to begin fighting the illicit use of ADHD drugs such as Adderall and Vyvanse.