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Detroit Fiction: On Rightsizing American Literature
Having abandoned what Franzen called “the depressed literary inner city,” we have pushed out from the suburbs into even more discrete ... Poshlost, Ugresic observes, is an inevitable byproduct. Indeed ... read more
A New Treatment for Bowel Problems: Eating 1,000 Parasitic Worm Eggs
Intestinal parasites might turn most people’s stomachs, but for some people suffering from ulcerative colitis, the creepy crawlies might actually reverse intestinal discomfort and symptoms. A new stud... read more
NYT: Gun ownership continues long decline
Via aggregator Daily Newsbin , some deliciousness: After months of negative stories about 2016 frontrunner Hillary Clinton which were almost bizarrely inaccurate and had to be repeatedly retracted, ... read more
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Marvel invites you to a Super Marriage
Hello again, fellow comic readers! This week’s new comic Wednesday pick is Marvel Comics’ “Astonishing X-Men #50,” a book that promises to generate a bit of controversy. Spoiler alert! If you don’t wa... read more
Quoth Vox Day: Antivaxers are more educated. Quoth the study Vox cites: Not exactly...
Although some evidence ... white suburbs, particularly along the coasts. Guess what? That's where the outbreaks are happening! As for Europe, Vox is clearly rather ignorant if he thinks vaccine rates ... read more
Australopithecus sediba: Not the "Missing Link"
The headline at the CBS news website: "2 Million-Year-Old Skeletons Reveal Man-Ape Link." This comes after AOL News on Sunday ran a headline, "Scientists to Unveil Possible Missing Link Between Man an... read more
Will ‘God’ Save Kavanaugh?
Ray McGovern works with Tell the Word, a publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in inner-city Washington. He holds a Certificate in Theological Studies from Georgetown University. read more
Reader Participation: America's Worst DMVs
The Reason brain trust is thinking about doing a feature on America's worst Departments of Motor Vehicles. If you've had an especially unpleasant experience at a DMV and would like to nominate it, ple... read more
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Presidential candidate Jeb Bush commented on the decision not to indict the police officers who killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice yesterday, saying, "I think that Chicago's got a lot of work to do to rebu... read more
You don't need ICAC to see the lies in politics
When it comes to the personal conduct of politicians, a slip of the truth is a hanging offence, yet in the public performance of politics, lies are almost expected, writes Jonathan Green. And then Bar... read more
Stories for June 2015
West L.A. law firm Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp – among the largest law firms in Los Angeles County – will join forces with Westwood’s Richardson & Patel later this week, the firms announced Monday. Bi... read more
An Entirely Possible Legend: Vikings Steered Ships Using “Sunstones”
But scientists are finding new evidence to support the existence of what was once considered a mythical navigational tool: the sólarsteinn, or sunstone. It all starts with an Icelandic legend about a ... read more