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CNN reports that actress Daryl Hannah was arrested at a White House protest over the approval of the new pipeline from the Canadian Tar Sands to Texas. Maybe I’m just out of touch, but is the arrest footage the first … Continue reading
This morning I was looking over some blogs I hadn’t visited in a few days, and at The Educated Imagination, I discovered this post from Joseph Adamson regarding possible links between the rise of what is termed “literary theory” and … Continue reading
In my previous life as a journalist, I covered the retail industry for a design-oriented magazine. That was where I started reading the WSJ on a regular basis — because of my freak reading speed, part of my job was … Continue reading
The Sonic Charmer takes a look at the notion of scientific consensus, and discovers that when we hear that some overwhelming number of scientists agree with concept x (e.g., Anthropogenic Climate Change), that doesn’t necessarily tell the whole story. I … Continue reading
A couple of Mondoville grads who are Facebook friends of mine posted this article from Psychology Today, complete with the disingenuous “Interesting” that denotes agreement from those too passive-aggressive simply to say they agree (in fact, one of the two … Continue reading
Two days ago in Nashville, TN, armed federal agents raided a Gibson guitar factory in the course of the execution of a search warrant. What were the feds looking for — drugs? Illegal workers? Nope. According to the world-famous luthiers, … Continue reading