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Many Western experts today portray Russia as a country spiraling down into totalitarianism, slowly (or not so slowly) following the path of the Soviet Union, whose authoritarian regime crumbled under...
Length: 20 minutes (5040 words)
Is Sugar Toxic?
On May 26, 2009, Robert Lustig gave a lecture called Sugar: The Bitter Truth, which was
Author: Gary Taubes
Published: April 13, 2011
Length: 25 minutes (6361 words)
The Joy of Not Cooking
I call my Shun chefs knife beautiful, but objectively, nothing about its form is particularly lovely. The blade has a strange, asymmetrical curve, a hint of the crooked leer that curls the…
Length: 9 minutes (2330 words)
To Tug Hearts, Music First Must Tickle the Neurons
The other day,
Author: Pam Belluck
Published: April 18, 2011
Length: 10 minutes (2740 words)
Deepwater Horizon Explosion « Books I Read
Today, April 20, marks the one year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Over the last year, weve seen hundreds of headlines depicting the disaster and BPs…
Published: April 19, 2011
Length: 1 minutes (386 words)
The Top Five Long Reads of 2010 « Books I Read
In 2010, I have saved over 500 articles to my Instapaper account, and Ive read the majority of them. In early January, I decided that in addition to reporting the books I read, I would also…
Published: Dec. 23, 2010
Length: 5 minutes (1338 words)
The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science
The Crash and Burn of an Autism Guru
CENTER OF CONTROVERSY Andrew Wakefield with his wife, Carmel, in London, after a disciplinary-panel hearing of the General Medical Council in January 2010.
Published: April 20, 2011
Length: 17 minutes (4341 words)
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
by Ross Perlin May 2011 Each year at Disney World, thousands of interns earn academic credit for flipping burgers or parking cars. Ross Perlin learns about vague assignments, long…
Length: 18 minutes (4658 words)
Law Students Lose the Grant Game as Schools Win
LIKE a lot of other college seniors, Alexandra Leumer got her introduction to the heady and hazardous world of law school scholar
Author: David Segal
Published: April 30, 2011
Length: 15 minutes (3849 words)
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