Category Archives: Recommended Reading/Viewing

I had a story on This American Life. The reaction to this news has been interesting.

I had a story on This American Life this week.   It was a short story. Just a few minutes long as part of the prologue. Still, it was a thrill. A dream come true. I’ve since discovered that there … Continue reading

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Watch this.

It is brilliant. Hilarious. And somehow slightly philosophical. 

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Stop and watch.

These two TED Talks, published on the TED Talk podcast feed last week, are extraordinary. The first, by author David Epstein, is on the science of athleticism. Are athletes of today really stronger and faster than the athletes of the … Continue reading

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The double standard of sexist statements

Ruth Reichl, former editor of Gourmet magazine, was interviewed on the Harvard Business Review’s podcast this week. In the course of 14 minutes, she said: “Women leaders are more practical than men.” Women are more sensitive than men to the … Continue reading

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I want one.

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Will my daughter miss out on the culture of cruel pranks and purposeful, public embarrassment because she is a girl? If so, I’m sad. Also, why?

Men can somehow be incredibly cruel to one another, in a very protracted and public ways, and not damage their friendships at all. Pranks are accepted in male culture. They are encouraged. Embraced. They may actually serve to strengthen friendships … Continue reading

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Photoshop? No.

I know. I couldn’t believe it either. But this photo (did you even think it was a photo?), which you have probably seen a thousand times (the Windows XP default wallpaper), is the real thing, unadulterated and untouched in any … Continue reading

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Completely cringe-worthy and painful to watch(unless you’re mean like me)

This is undoubtedly the worst Wheel of Fortune performance of all time. This poor guy will never live this down. He will never forgive himself. First one million dollars. Then a car. Then $7500. It’s hard to watch, unless of … Continue reading

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Love me some angry bigots

A beautiful campaign, followed by a brilliant response to a bunch of bigots. Bravo, Honey Maid. Graham crackers may have the consistency of drywall, but they taste delicious, and Honey Maid is now my permanent graham cracker of choice.

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Unnecessarily dangerous

Unnecessarily dangerous. Two perfect words to describe this. I’ve never been the safest person in the world, but this is stupid and ridiculous.

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