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Recommendations for April 19, 2013

Video: Stephen Colbert on the Boston Marathon Bombings So, this week did not get off to the best start. I lived in Boston for a while, and I know quite a few people there, and so I spent about an hour on Monday on the phone and on Facebook and on Gchat making sure that …

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Recommendations for April 12, 2013

I’m about to go and present a conference paper about the trust responsibility in U.S. Indian law; most people will find almost anything mentioned below more interesting than that.   Video: “My Demons” by The National Anybody who has asked me for a music recommendation in the last few years has heard about The National. …

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Book Review: The End of Men by Hanna Rosin

First of all, I hate this title; it works as a representation of neither the perspective of the book or the argument that it is making. Hanna Rosin has said that she’s had second thoughts about the title since the book was published, and I think that shows good, if belated, sense. I’m sure it’s …

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The Unfinished: Thinking about Roger Ebert

There will be many obituaries written for Roger Ebert, but this one, by Dana Stevens at Slate, will almost certainly be one of the better ones. Unlike Dana Stevens, I was not someone whose life was particularly touched by Roger Ebert. I was born about the time his show with Gene Siskel went on the …

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Recommendations for April 9, 2013

Getting back on the wagon here after missing a week. Several good things to read here, bookended by some new music. You can get all of the articles from this week as a Readlist here.   Song: “Don’t Stop” by Joey Purp Lately, Chicago rap has become associated— at least in the mainstream media— with …

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