Ahhh the majesty of communing with one's own neurons as they decipher and imagine what is offered by textual clues upon a blank screen or an empty page. It is a mainline to your brain, direct input of data and stimuli, all of which will forever impact and affect the thought processes you may engage in for the rest of your life. This is the glory of reading. Get into it, or kill yourself to make room for the learned ones. The world is full enough of dullards, willfully ignorant people who are content with the data and experience they already have, however minuscule and backwards it may be. Don't fall into that trap of contentment. Even the smartest and most well-read among us has an infinity of possible new experience and input to gather.
IN DEFENSE OF SHAME: Objections to shame as a method for managing people's behavior - ( Megan McArdle - The Atlantic )
BEWARE THE PUNK ROCK BAND STICKERS! : Sticker shuts down Memphis International Airport - ( Sean Michaels - Guardian )
ART AND THE ENLIGHTENMENT PROJECT: Art for an audience, rather than art for art’s sake - ( Jonathan Le Cocq - Policy )
THE NO-STATS ALL-STAR: Shane Battier's greatness is not marked in box scores or at slam-dunk contests, but on the court Shane Battier makes his team better, often much better, and his opponents worse, often much worse. - ( Michael Lewis - The New York Times )
McCULTURE: Americans have developed an admirable fondness for books, food, and music that pre-process other cultures. But for all our enthusiasm, have we lost our taste for the truly foreign? - ( Aviya Kushner - The Wilson Quarterly )