Monday, July 24, 2017

Cracking the Maya's code from The Economist

Cracking the Maya's code from The Economist

The Coassacks - A super-ethnos in Russia's ribs from The Economist

The Cossacks - A super-ethnos in Russia's ribs from The Economist

Mystery of the canoes' graveyard by Paul Bahn

Mystery of the canoes' graveyard by Paul Bahn

The Humboldt Murders by John Gregory Dunne

The Humboldt Murders by John Gregory Dunne

The Age of Unreason by Kurt Andersen

The Age of Unreason by Kurt Andersen

"The Monitor is Mine!" by Oliver E. Allen

"The Monitor is Mine!" by Oliver E. Allen

The Thrall of the Blue Riband by Robert C. Post

The Thrall of the Blue Riband by Robert C. Post

The Dirigible Dock by Frederick Allen

The Dirigible Dock by Frederick Allen

The First to Die by Jeanne Munn Bracken

The First to Die by Jeanne Munn Bracken

'Someone Get That Damned Dog!' by Commander W. Russell Webster

'Someone Get That Damned Dog!' by Commander W. Russell Webster

The Structure of Success in America by Nicholas Lemann

The Structure of Success in America by Nicholas Lemann

'Suddenly, there was a terrific rush of air' by Denis Warner

'Suddenly, there was a terrific rush of air' by Denis Warner

Two minds: The cognitive differences between men and women by Bruce Goldman

Two minds: The cognitive differences between men and women by Bruce Goldman

Justice and the Wealth of Nations by Dan Moller

Justice and the Wealth of Nations by Dan Moller

Some Countries Are Much Richer Than Others. Is That Unjust? by Jonny Anomaly and Hrishikesh Joshi

Some Countries Are Much Richer Than Others. Is That Unjust? by Jonny Anomaly and Hrishikesh Joshi

Newsworthy Deaths by Alex Tabarrok

Newsworthy Deaths by Alex Tabarrok

One household staple sums up why Americans and Brits will never see the world the same way by Corinne Purtill

One household staple sums up why Americans and Brits will never see the world the same way by Corinne Purtill

Don’t Believe in God? Maybe You’ll Try U.F.O.s by Clay Routledge

Don’t Believe in God? Maybe You’ll Try U.F.O.s by Clay Routledge

Why Parenting May Not Matter and Why Most Social Science Research is Probably Wrong by Brian Boutwell

Why Parenting May Not Matter and Why Most Social Science Research is Probably Wrong by Brian Boutwell

Noise: How to Overcome the High, Hidden Cost of Inconsistent Decision Making by Daniel Kahneman, Andrew M. Rosenfield, Linnea Gandhi, and Tom Blaser

Noise: How to Overcome the High, Hidden Cost of Inconsistent Decision Making by Daniel Kahneman, Andrew M. Rosenfield, Linnea Gandhi, and Tom Blaser

See No Evil? Then it will take you by surprise. by Myron Magnet

See No Evil? Then it will take you by surprise. by Myron Magnet

Restoring the Republic Means Reimposing ‘Regular Order’ by Angelo Codevilla

Restoring the Republic Means Reimposing ‘Regular Order’ by Angelo Codevilla

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Death Valley rocks skate on thin ice by Jeff Hecht

Death Valley rocks skate on thin ice by Jeff Hecht

Easy Time by Janet Malcolm

Easy Time by Janet Malcolm

The Chicken Tower by Bobbie Ann Mason

The Chicken Tower by Bobbie Ann Mason

Who Killed the Middle Class by John Cassidy

Who Killed the Middle Class by John Cassidy

They All Just Went Away by Joyce Carol Oates

They All Just Went Away by Joyce Carol Oates

The Fall Guy by Anthony Lane

The Fall Guy by Anthony Lane

Midshipman Tolley by Clay Barrow

Midshipman Tolley by Clay Barrow

Rarely reduced to tears by Alexander Sturgis

Rarely reduced to tears by Alexander Sturgis

Moral Credibility and Crime by Paul R. Robinson

Moral Credibility and Crime by Paul R. Robinson

The Founding Wizard by John Steele Gordon

The Founding Wizard by John Steele Gordon

Shell Shock by Roger J. Spiller

Shell Shock by Roger J. Spiller

Veteran of Jutland by A.N. Wilson

Veteran of Jutland by A.N. Wilson

His Finest Hour by Ian Buruma

His Finest Hour by Ian Buruma

Problem Families by Ian Jack

Problem Families by Ian Jack

The Secret of the Soldiers Who Didn't Fire by Fredric Smoler

The Secret of the Soldiers Who Didn't Fire by Fredric Smoler

The South's Inner Civil War by Eric Foner

The South's Inner Civil War by Eric Foner

How Cats Survive Falls from New York Skyscrapers by Jared Diamond

How Cats Survive Falls from New York Skyscrapers by Jared Diamond

Cache Economy of the Gray Squirrel by Lucia Jacobs

Cache Economy of the Gray Squirrel by Lucia Jacobs

Bamboo and Human Evolution by Geoffrey G. Pope

Bamboo and Human Evolution by Geoffrey G. Pope

From the Midlands, a unique master of light and color by Bennett Schiff

From the Midlands, a unique master of light and color by Bennett Schiff

The Roots of Muslim Rage by Bernard Lewis

The Roots of Muslim Rage by Bernard Lewis

Harvard's Hollow "Core" by Caleb Nelson

Harvard's Hollow "Core" by Caleb Nelson

Tsunami waves wiped out prehistoric Scottish communities by David Smith and Alastair Dawson

Tsunami waves wiped out prehistoric Scottish communities by David Smith and Alastair Dawson

It's hard to believe one man held sway over all of this land by John Neary

It's hard to believe one man held sway over all of this land by John Neary

In Melville's lifetime, fame proved fickle by Robert Wernick

In Melville's lifetime, fame proved fickle by Robert Wernick

Jungle Fever by David Denby

Jungle Fever by David Denby

Brennan, Rice, Power -- Lock Them Up! by David Stockman

Brennan, Rice, Power -- Lock Them Up! by David Stockman

Saturday, July 22, 2017

What makes a poem, and what all poets must know by Paul Johnson

What makes a poem, and what all poets must know by Paul Johnson

We're Getting Much Verse by Lloyd Evans

We're Getting Much Verse by Lloyd Evans

Yeats in Love by Edna O'Brien

Yeats in Love by Edna O'Brien

Aftershocks by Evan Osnos

Aftershocks by Evan Osnos

The Peanut Puzzle by Jerome Groopman

The Peanut Puzzle by Jerome Groopman

Naked Cities by Adam Gopnik

Naked Cities by Adam Gopnik

The Nazi Underground by Jake Halpern

The Nazi Underground by Jake Halpern

Going Viral by David E. Hoffman

Going Viral by David E. Hoffman

The Future of Military Robotics Looks Like a Nature Documentary by Gregory C. Allen

The Future of Military Robotics Looks Like a Nature Documentary by Gregory C. Allen

The Real Reason We Need to Stop Trying to Protect Everyone’s Feelings by Ryan Holiday

The Real Reason We Need to Stop Trying to Protect Everyone’s Feelings by Ryan Holiday