* The long hot summer of grammar. My kind of summar. Summer, I meant; the spelling may be weak, but the grammar goes on.
* Woman spends tens of thousands of dollars getting an MFA: “I’m Emptying My Bank Account to Go to Columbia.” It would be a decent idea to teach financial literacy in school, including the “follow the money” principle.
* Google Doesn’t Want Staff Debating Politics at Work Anymore. Personally, I can’t imagine why.
* How the great truth dawned. On Russians, literature, religion, and other ideas of interest. Probably can’t be digested in a single reading, and that’s a positive.
* Analyzing Trinitite: A (Radioactive) Piece of Nuclear History.
* “Misinformation Has Created a New World Disorder: Our willingness to share content without thinking is exploited to spread disinformation.”
* “Bureaucrats Put the Squeeze on College Newspapers: The corporatization of higher education has rendered a once-indispensable part of student life irrelevant, right when it’s needed the most.”
* The neo-puritan revival. A weird trend to my thinking.
* Perhaps related to the link immediately above, “‘Luxury beliefs’ are the latest status symbol for rich Americans ”
* The info war of all against all.
* “ Standing Up to the Moral Outrage Industry: What we can learn from how Yale handled Sarah Braasch and the ‘napping while black’ incident.” I’d also note that there’s usually something amiss with someone who is a 44-year-old graduate student.
* “Software was eating the world — now landlords are eating everything.” We can more easily change laws than develop technology that doesn’t yet exist, however.
* The long game of research.It’s easy to forget how hard knowing things really is, especially in the immediate gratification attention economy.