A brief gallivant about the marketplace of ideas.

Month: November, 2019

Read : 2019-11-26

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Bad thinkers“, by Quassim Cassam (Aeon, 2015-03-13).
  2. How running ruined my relationship, killed my faith…and saved my life“, by Allison Stockman (Narratively, 2018-04-16).
  3. My kids loved ‘Frozen 2’, but I am deeply confused“, by Michelle Ruiz (Vogue, 2019-11-25).
  4. Philip Roth, the incomparable American novelist, has died at eighty-five” (The New Yorker, 2018-05-22).
  5. The West at an impasse“, by Ross Douthat (NY Times, 2018-12-19).

Read : 2019-11-14

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Billionaires are only rarely policy failures” (The Economist, 2019-11-09).
  2. Dueling brain waves anchor or erase learning during sleep“, by Elena Renken (Quanta Magazine, 2019-10-24).
  3. Google and IBM clash over milestone quantum computing experiment“, by Kevin Hartnett (Quanta Magazine, 2019-10-23).
  4. 21-1 Rice, tied with WKU atop C-USA, ‘I definitely knew we had a special group’“, by Megan Kaplon (VolleyballMag, 2019-11-07).
  5. Mandy McClure brings the light to sister Meghan and Stanford volleyball“, by Mechelle Voepel (ESPN, 2019-11-05).
  6. Beyond Meat’s recent pullback is a buying opportunity“, by Richard Durant (Seeking Alpha, 2019-11-03). Note that the author is long BYND.

Read : 2019-11-03

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Gaggle knows everything about teens and kids in school“, by Caroline Haskins (BuzzFeed, 2019-11-01). This is modern life, as we have allowed it to become.
  2. ‘Defend China’s honour’: Beijing releases new morality guidelines for citizens“, by Lily Kuo (The Guardian, 2019-10-29). To some extent, could this serve as a warning to our personal lives, about what happens when we want to tell others how to behave?
  3. Sara Hall just wants to have fun (and 8 other pieces of running advice)“, by Erin Strout (Women’s Running, 2019-10-30).

    [My races] don’t define me, and my self-worth isn’t on the line… As a result, every year I’m freer to take big risks.

  4. Code girls: The women cryptographers of WWII“, by Maria Popova (Brain Pickings, 2017-12-11). A discursive survey highlighting the role women played in US code-breaking efforts, especially during World War II.