Politics

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lomborg

If I could have everyone read just one thing about climate change policy…

…this could be it. None of the contents are new or original, but in this longer-than-an-average-op-ed, Bjorn Lomborg distills all the elements of the argument he has been making for …

Culture

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bond

Pussy Galore in the new Bond

The meh news of the day: Since Daniel Craig announced he was standing down as James Bond, debate has raged whether the next 007 should be a woman, or black. …

History

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jamestown

Happy 400 years of Solidarity, America!

Aurelia Pucinski, a justice of the Illinois Appellate Court, remembers a little know incident of the early American history, whose anniversary we are celebrating today: Original records of the Jamestown …

Books

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mc7

Monte Cassino, great-grandfather and a bear

On May 18, the day Australia goes to the polls, on the other side of the world we will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of the bloodiest …

Hands off my books, Marie

WTF

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escalator

Happy birthday to a broken escalator

Probably not as funny as residents of Toronto creating an impromptu roadside shrine to a dead raccoon, whom the city council workers have not cleaned up for 12 hours, but in …

Lending a pinching hand

Love

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nice-guy

Nice guys finish last

A new study, which looks at the satisfaction and longevity of relationships, suggests that nice guys (and gals) finish last – or finish first by finishing last (their relationships, that …