A brief gallivant about the marketplace of ideas.

Month: October, 2014

Read — 2014/10/27

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Is the Affordable Care Act working?“, by Troy Griggs, Haeyoun Park, Alicia Parlapiano, Sona Patel, Karl Russel, & R. Smith (NY Times). A clear overview of the ACA’s impact to date.
  2. The spy who told me: Asia is where the real trouble is at“, by John McLaughlin (OZY). Why China’s saber-rattling merits top attention from US officials.
  3. To improve a memory, consider chocolate“, by Pam Belluck (NY Times). Two words to remember: cocoa flavanols. I’m not sure why the article conflates chocolate with candy bars; chocolate exists in several other (and, dare I say, better) forms.
  4. Kissing business acquaintances“, by B.R. (The Economist).

Read — 2014/10/20

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. The 30 best Tokyo Fashion Week street style looks” (Vogue).

Read — 2014/10/05

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Spouse, and muse“, by Samantha Stark (NY Times). Growing closer through intimate study of another.
  2. Edgar Allan Poe’s feud with Boston? Nevermore“, by Katharine Q. Seelye (NY Times). Frogpondians thaw and accept the Boston-born author and poet into the sacrosanct grounds of Boston Commons.

Read — 2014/10/03

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Why Russia’s president is ‘Putin the great’ in China“, by Jeremy Page (Wall Street Journal).
  2. Philosopher kings” (The Economist). A sales pitch for replacing outward-bound executive courses with deep reading of deep literature.
  3. Bra cam footage shows how often people stare at women’s boobs“, by Esther Lee (Us Weekly). Well, one woman’s boobs, at least. A ploy to raise awareness of self-checks for breast cancer.