The Perversity of US News Rankings

We Americans love rankings—sports standings, 12 Best Places for Hawaiian Poke. You name it, we rank it. Of course, these are the essential ingredients in clickbait, too. Let’s all fess up—no living human has ever been able to resist “15 Child Actors and What They’re...

In Praise of Paper Things

[It being a three-day weekend and the official End of Summer, I’m reposting a blog I wrote awhile back. Hope you enjoy it and let me know in comments about your thoughts on Paper Things. Back next Sunday.] I love my Kindle. And I love my iPad even more. In...

Are We Being Inhumane To The Humanities?

Among the many Jobs I Didn’t Seem to Keep, teaching at a law school was one of them. (OK, my choice to leave all of them, with the exception of a short stint as a T.G.I. Friday’s bartender right between “stock broker” and “bomber navigator.” I’m not kidding.) The law...

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