“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.
“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 lamenting the dearth of courageous politicians and activists today, has done an interview. In the New York Times 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
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.
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