Most my reading this year so far.
Chris Ware is great.
As is Alain de Botton.
Janet Frame should have been read years ago. Superlatives aren’t right to describe her frankness and understatement in describing horrible horrible shit.
Hunter S Thompson was good, but not so impactful to new readers these days, I guess?
Sci-fi (speculative fiction, ‘scuse me): Philip K Dick is over rated. Neal Stephenson is old school and unintentionally funny.
Kevin Spacey is turning out to be a pretty good ambassador for trying to get Hollywood to take its collective head out of its collective ass.
Anonymous asked: "The major finding of our experiments is still shocking. When whites were presented with an argument against the death penalty or three strikes that emphasized the racial bias of the policy, they became more (not less) supportive of capital punishment and three strikes laws." — Jon Hurwitz & Mark Peffley, political scientists and authors of "Justice in America: The Separate Realities of Blacks and Whites". Just in case anyone was thinking that institutional racism happens on accident.
Good lord this is disgusting. :-(
There are few things more bizarre than watching people advocate that another country be bombed even while acknowledging that it will achieve no good outcomes other than safeguarding the “credibility” of those doing the bombing. Relatedly, it’s hard to imagine a more potent sign of a weak, declining empire than having one’s national “credibility” depend upon periodically bombing other countries.
My computer is so excited it could barf pixels.