Sunday, November 1, 2015

Who Will Pay for Climate Change? | The New Republic

America’s Apathy About the Syrian Refugees

Former senator Fred Thompson dead at 73

Lonely End for Koreans Who Cannot Afford to Live, or Die

Story of the Week: Genius Loci

Marijuana legalization ballot measure to have a pot of money

Who Was the Real Lou Reed?

Who Was the Real Lou Reed?

His old friend Patti Smith, writing in The New Yorker, called him “our generation’s New York poet, championing its misfits as Whitman had championed its workingman and Lorca its persecuted.”

Laurie Anderson, his wife since 2008, described Reed in The East Hampton Star as “a tai chi master” who spent his last days on the South Fork “being happy and dazzled by the beauty and power and softness of nature.”

How Auction Houses Orchestrate Sales for Maximum Drama

In ‘Lulu,’ the Question That Stops an Opera

Apocalypse now: has the next giant financial crash already begun?

Apocalypse now: has the next giant financial crash already begun?
"A predicted global meltdown passed without event. But there are enough warning signs to suggest we are sleepwalking into another disaster"

Readers sound off on waiting in line, solo dining and more

Simple Solution for Distracted Driving

Syrian conflict: Islamic State advances in Homs Province - BBC News

Bodies of 11 refugees, most of them infants, recovered off Greece

Cuba’s island of broken dreams

‘CBS This Morning’ may be quieter than its rivals, but it’s climbing in the ratings

The Hall Monitor

Investigation reveals about 1,000 police officers lost jobs over sexual misconduct

Impressionist Art from Hamilton's Landmark Bequest Now on View

Court to Café: Three Centuries of French Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum

Scottish Labour's vote against Trident deepens party split

This Film Could Change How the Right Wing Feels About Guns

40 Percent of Your Chicken Nugget Is Meat. The Rest Is... | Mother Jones

Turkey ruling AKP 'heads for majority'

Nabokov: ‘His Joy, His Life’ by Stacy Schiff

The Cure for Corporate Wrongdoing: Class Actions vs. Individual Prosecutions

Pagodas in Quebec by Christopher Benfey

On Being Queer in the Caribbean

How Mergers Damage the Economy

The Red and the White - The New Yorker

Speaking of Soup (and Spain) - The New Yorker

Holy Week is the only time of year you can get fanesca—an exceedingly thick and hearty soup, heavy on the beans.
Speaking of Soup - The New Yorker

"Cuenca is a graceful colonial city in the part of the Andes that Ecuadorans call the Southern Highlands. Although it’s Ecuador’s third-largest city, it wasn’t connected by paved road to the rest of the country until the sixties. Among Ecuador’s urban-dwellers, Cuencans are thought of as the most traditionalist in matters of religion and culture. I’m a traditionalist myself, at least when it comes to the food associated with various holidays. When Hanukkah arrives, I expect potato latkes. I favor candy corn on Halloween. I am perfectly willing to forgo Christmas fruitcake, but that is about the extent of my flexibility. (The campaign I carried on some years ago to change the national Thanksgiving dish from turkey to spaghetti carbonara was a matter not of straying from a holiday tradition but of attempting to build a stronger holiday tradition around a more historically appropriate and, if I may say so, considerably tastier dish.) For years, I went to Brooklyn every New Year’s Day to join some friends from North Carolina in eating Hoppin’ John, the dish that many Southerners serve for good luck every January 1st. Eventually, my North Carolina friends moved away, and I haven’t felt entirely comfortable with a fresh January since. I knew there was every reason to believe that during Holy Week I could have expected to find fanesca not just in Cuenca but also in Quito, or even in comparatively secular and cosmopolitan Guayaquil, the port city that serves as the commercial center of Ecuador. Still, it never hurts to be certain."

Three Chopsticks - The New Yorker

Impressionism and Post-Impressionism in France

For Millennial Wedding Guests, Behaving Badly Falls Out of Favor

How a President Bernie Sanders could end the federal ban

Berlin Wall blunderer dies at 86

Walter Isaacson: The Light-Beam Rider

Walter Isaacson: The Light-Beam Rider The 100th anniversary of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity reminds us that creativity is based on imagination — and that we should let kids daydream.

THIS month marks the 100th anniversary of the General Theory of Relativity, the most beautiful theory in the history of science, and in its honor we should take a moment to celebrate the visualized “thought experiments” that were the navigation lights guiding Albert Einstein to his brilliant creation. Einstein relished what he called Gedankenexperimente, ideas that he twirled around in his head rather than in a lab. That’s what teachers call daydreaming, but if you’re Einstein you get to call them Gedankenexperimente.

Deadly twin bombings hit hotel in Somalia's capital

Erdoğan’s rule hangs in balance as country goes to polls

Tor launches anti-censorship Messenger service

A Little Gift for NaNoWriMo Writers

In One-Child China, 2nd Children in Limbo

EB-5 visas given to foreign investors under fire

Tangled Up in Entanglement

Tangled Up in Entanglement
Albert Einstein derided quantum mechanics’ entanglement principle as “spooky action at a distance.”
Albert Einstein derided quantum mechanics’ entanglement principle as “spooky action at a distance.”

The Cabaret of Plants shows us the value of looking down

The cellist of Auschwitz: how music saved her life

October 31, 1926: Harry Houdini Dies

Labor, STAT!

How to make biomedical research more reproducible

How to make biomedical research more reproducible : Nature News & Comment

How to make biomedical research more reproducible
Neuropsychologist Dorothy Bishop discusses a UK report on irreproducibility in science.

Crash Highlights Fears of Flying Near Conflict Zones

Sliding Inflation Expectations Lean Against Fed's Faith in Higher Prices