thegraywolff

A brief gallivant about the marketplace of ideas.

Category: Reading

Read — 2017/10/21

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Giving away billions as fast as they can“, by David Gelles (NY Times). The new faces — and dynamics — of big-money philanthropy.
  2. The internet and political polarization“, by Barbara R. Jasny (Science). Does the internet actually lead to less political polarization?
  3. Five former presidents hurricane relief concert: when is it, how to watch it live“, by Jill Vejnoska (AJC).
  4. For the third year in a row, no one is moving to Connecticut“, by Matt Foley (OZY). In net, that is. A few lucky out-of-state freshmen at U Conn, and their less-lucky colleagues at Yale, moved to Connecticut this fall, at least de facto.
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Read — 2017/10/18

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. When your child crashes the parent-teacher conference“, by Sue Shellenbarger (Wall Street Journal).
  2. Welcome to high school. Now go to college.“, by Melissa Korn (Wall Street Journal). A look at dual-enrollment programs.
  3. This capital city is desperate for a face-lift“, by Matt Foley (OZY). A look at Hartford, Connecticut.
  4. Europe’s glass ceiling“, by Ginger Hervey (Politico). Why aren’t more women involved in European politics?
  5. The women’s hockey star fighting to grow the game“, by Matt Foley (OZY). Pro teams have a roster salary cap roughly half that of the minimum contract for a single NFL player?! This fight is worthy of a five-minute major (read).

Read — 2017/09/23

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Prospect of atmospheric nuclear test by North Korea raises specter of danger“, by David E. Sanger & William J. Broad (NY Times).
  2. Betsy DeVos reverses Obama-era policy on campus sexual assault investigations“, by Stephanie Saul & Kate Taylor (NY Times). “Preponderance of evidence” becomes “clear and convincing evidence”, and arbitration becomes allowed.
  3. Angela Merkel’s great escape“, by James Traub (Foreign Policy).
  4. The blockbuster showdown at tomorrow’s Berlin Marathon“, by Ed Cesar (Wired). Good luck to all the runners at Berlin!
  5. Are physical limits all in our heads?“, by Alex Hutchinson (NY Times). An article using tomorrow’s Berlin Marathon as an excuse (or launching pad) to talk about psychology in athletes.
  6. Uber loses license to operate in London“, by Prashant S. Rao & Mike Isaac (NY Times).
  7. Back and forth on DACA leaves young immigrants ‘just dangling’¬†“, by Liz Robbins (NY Times).
  8. Failing charter schools have a reincarnation plan“, by Annie Waldman (Slate).
  9. The future of detecing brain damage in football“, by Patrick Hruby (The Atlantic).

Read — 2017/09/22

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. The real-life diet of Diego Estrada, Olympic long-distance runner“, by Christopher Cason (GQ).
  2. Humidity can be a bit unkind: recap of the Houston Half Marathon” (Roots Running Project).
  3. Becky Wade’s summer training update” (Houston Marathon Foundation).

Read — 2017/09/20

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Lena Waithe made history, and she gave an Emmys speech for right now“, by Reggie Ugwu (NY Times).

Read — 2017/09/17

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. America’s crisis of disconnection runs deeper than politics“, by Bren√© Brown (Fast Company).
  2. Here’s the one predictor of whether eyour kids will be successful in life“, by Calah Alexander (Aleteia). Spoiler alert: It’s grit. Be careful what is meant by “success”; better, define it for yourself. The ideas in this article echo those in Carol Dweck’s book “Mindset“. See Dweck’s TED talk.
  3. The Tim Ferriss Show: How to be creative like a motherf*cker“, by Tim Ferriss & Sheryl Strayed (The Tim Ferriss Show).

Read — 2017/09/16

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Closing in on cancer” (The Economist).
  2. Anna Wintour’s October editor’s letter: Hillary’s memoir and the significance behind the issue“, by Anna Wintour (Vogue).
  3. Revisionist history : Carlos doesn’t remember“, by Malcolm Gladwell (Revisionist History).

Read — 2017/09/13

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. This legal rebel takes the cases of the world’s most vulnerable“, by Poornima Apte (OZY).
  2. What are the flaws in two-factor authentication?“, by G.F. (The Economist).
  3. The real heroes are dead“, by James B. Stewart (The New Yorker, 11 Feb 2002). A tribute to September 11th hero Rick Rescorla and the woman who survives him.

Read — 2017/09/10

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Our weather-prediction models keep getting better, and Hurricane Irma is the proof“, by Alan Burdick (The New Yorker).
  2. 9 strategies America’s healthiest schools practice“, by Rachel Morris (Woman’s Day).
  3. Factors influencing girls’ participation in sports” (Women’s Sports Foundation).
  4. How to keep girls in the game after puberty“, by Kelly Wallace (CNN).
  5. Disney’s stock: short-term challenges“, by Steven Mallas (Seeking Alpha).
  6. 99% invisible“. iTunes preview. Reminds me of the podcast “In our time with Melvyn Bragg“.

Read — 2017/09/06

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Workers: fear not the robot apocalypse“, by Greg Ip (Wall Street Journal). History has repeatedly shown that automation creates more jobs for humans than it destroys — though the same humans who are laid off aren’t always the ones given the new jobs.
  2. Political divisions in U.S. are widening, long-lasting, poll shows“, by Janet Hook (Wall Street Journal). Surprise surprise.
  3. Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Caribbean“, by Arian Campo-Flores & Jon Kamp (Wall Street Journal).