Gravity's Rainbow

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The Transit Pulse of London’s Tube

Black in Middle America | Brevity

Time to unionize customer-facing bankers

know the difference Very important note on fantasy systematics

Bidding Wars for Renters, Not Just Purchasers I don’t care that my current bedroom is so small I had to remove my drawer handles to walk around the bed, I’m not going to move unless I absolutely have to

Anonymous Hacker Explains His Attack On Boston Children’s Hospital. The Yellow Wallpaper is real.

The Difference Between Rationality and Intelligence
I could definitely use rationality training. There’s got to be an app for that…

You Need to Care About Facebook Censoring an Iconic Vietnam War Photo

I have a post up today on Tenure, She Wrote about structural financial barriers in academia for chronically ill graduate students.

If a worker is less productive, should they be paid less? This is not an abstract question for me.

As a sick graduate student, I take longer to produce academic products like papers and degrees than the average well graduate student. Instead of the 4-5 years expected for a PhD student here, I’ll likely take 6-7 years. Additionally, my living expenses are higher because of my illness; despite living in a country with socialized medicine, I still have thousands and thousands of dollars a year in uncovered medical expenses.

Read more on TSW

The Worst People in the World

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake in Oklahoma ties biggest area has seen

The Two-faced Politics of Indian-Americans

Radical Flâneuserie: the aimlessly wandering woman

Navy analysis found that a Marine’s case would draw attention to Afghan ‘sex slaves’ – The Washington Post

Speak Polish and die

Why isn’t your old phone getting Nougat? There’s blame enough to go around

What African-American Cookbooks Tell Us About Our Culinary History.

No More Lesser-Evilism.
Trump would be a disaster at home and maybe abroad. Clinton would be a disaster abroad and keep us on our current miserable domestic course.

Deplorable or Pitiful?

That Great Census News