Read — 2016/08/11

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Cheating death” (The Economist). A robust, active lifestyle at 100? The possibility may be closer than you think.
  2. A harvest of lead” (The Economist). President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines is using “[w]holesale extrajudicial killing” to address the Philippines’s crime problems. The Economist claims that “the bloodletting is popular with Filipinos”, but “[t]hat satisfaction will not last”.
  3. Amid crackdown, China’s last liberal magazine fights for survival“, by Anthony Kuhn (NPR).
  4. Let’s talk about (married) sex: 9 tips for keeping the spark alive“, by Molly Guy (Vogue). Could the disappointment and exasperation expressed be summed up in the single word “complacency”?