A Few More October Links

October 16, 2014

Hyperarchivalism

Jason Schreier, “It Took Two Years To Make Final Fantasy VII‘s Midgar in Minecraft.”

It Took Two Years To Make Final Fantasy VII's Midgar In Minecraft

And more in huge fantasy worlds created in Minecraft: Laura Hudson, “How Fans Created Game of Thrones in a Minecraft Map the Size of LA.”

And I think this may very well be the death-knell of the age of superhero blockbusters (but also a megatext I’ll be writing about in, say, 2022): Dee Lockett, “DC Announces 10 New Superhero Films in Next Six Years, Including Wonder Woman (and Suicide Squad [!?] and Shazam [!?] and Cyborg [!?] . . . this can’t go well).

 

Literature and Culture

Sarah Brouillette, “Literature Is Liberalism: The Nobel Prize’s Wish to Separate Literature from Politics Isn’t Just Misguided. It’s Impossible.”

Zachary Loeb, “Program or Be Programmed,” a review of Wendy Chun, Programmed Visions: Software and Memory (MIT Press, 2013).

LM Sacasas, “Our Very Own Francis Bacon,” a review of Peter Thiel, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future.

In news revolving in a Pynchonian orbit: Markus Krajewski, “The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy.” The Phoebus cartel engineered a shorter-lived lightbulb and gave birth to planned obsolescence. (Poor Byron.)

Ian Bogost, “Why Anything But Games Matters: On Isolationism in Game Development.”

Kyle Wagner, “The Future of the Culture Wars Is Here, and It’s Gamergate.”

Nick Wingfield, “Feminist Critics of Video Games Facing Threats in ‘GamerGate’ Campaign.”

Briana Wu, “No Skin Thick Enough: The Daily Harassment of Women in the Game Industry.”

The abandoned mall in Gone Girl (dir. David Fincher, 2014).

Tampon Run.

Adriana E. Ramirez reviews Ghosts in the Machine: A Short Story Anthology.

And my colleauge at Pitt, Dana Och, and others debate the return of Twin Peaks.


The Trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Adaptation of Pynchon’s Inherent Vice and Other Links

October 6, 2014

Life has been quite busy, so I don’t even have that big of a backlog of links, but there’s been some interesting things afoot and I’m way behind on some of this stuff. So, without further ado. . . .

The trailer to Paul Thomas Anderson’s forthcoming adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice (2009) should be required viewing:

Logan Hill, “Pynchon’s Cameo, and Other Surrealities: Paul Thomas Anderson Films Inherent Vice.”

And a reflection on the trailer from some of the people at Grantland.

 

Environment and the Future

The sixth extinction event . . . Damian Carrington, “Earth Has Lost Half of Its Wildlife in the Past 40 Years, Says WWF.” !!!

Ian Bogost, “Future Ennui.”

 

International

Arif Dirlik, “Crisis and Criticism: The Predicament of Global Modernity.”

David Golumbia and David Simpson begin a conversation about drones.

Tom McKay, “Here’s the Ingenious Way Protesters in Hong Kong Are Organizing Themselves.”

Andrew Jacobs, “Chinese Web Censors Struggle with Hong Kong Protest.”

 

Science

“Rethinking the Origins of the Universe.”

 

Literature and Culture

Joyce Carol Oates, “The Death Factory: Martin Amis’s The Zone of Interest.”

Zachary Loeb, “All Hitherto Existing Media,” a review of Christian Fuchs, Social Media: A Critical Introduction.

Vauhini Vara, “Ello’s Anti-Facebook Movement.”

Jay Caspian King, “ISIS’s Call of Duty.”

Michael Agger, “The Minecraft Parent.”

“The White Women of Empire.”

Joe Fassler, “David Mitchell on How to Write: ‘Neglect Everything Else.'”

Jillian Steinhauer, “Why Artworks Are Like People.”

Sasha Simic, “A Critique of the Gotham Programme: Marxism and Superheroes.”

Peter Frase, “In Defense of Gamers.”

The Modernist Studies Association Conference is coming to Pittsburgh.

Steph Roman, “Final Fantasy XV’s All-Male Cast: Why This Is Problematic.”

And this is about the most adorable/punk rock thing ever: a fifth grader on The Dead Kennedys.

 

Humanities and Higher Education

Rebeccas Schuman generates some controversy with “Why Your Cousin with a PhD Is a Basket Case.” Because, as I posted a while ago, Amanda Ann Klein already basically wrote this (part 1 and part 2) at Judgmental Observer.

David Francis Mihalyfy, “Higher Education’s Aristocrats.”

Danny Dorling, “Tuition Fees: A Bonanza for the 1%.”

Jon Wu, “A Generic College Paper.”


A Couple More September Links (Spoiler, the US Still Has Nukes in Europe)

September 18, 2014

Leigh Phillips, “Four European States Host US Nuclear Bombs, WikiLeaks Reveals.”

Gregory Fried, “The King Is Dead: Heidegger’s ‘Black Notebooks.'”

Cory Doctorow, “Stephen Harper Sells Canada: China Can Secretly Sue to Repeal Canadian Laws.”

boundary 2 has made available Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht’s “The Future of Reading? Memories and Thoughts toward a Genealogical Approach.”

Maya Rhodan, “Nearly 5 Million Google Passwords Leaked to Russian Site.”

Simon Parkin, “Zoe Quinn’s Depression Quest.”

Podcast: Reading Marx’s Capital with David Harvey.

And Carolyn Kellogg on Alison Bechdel and Terrance Hayes receiving MacArthur Fellowships.


Many September Links

September 17, 2014

As predicted, I have been quite busy indeed and have not had a chance to post anything over the past couple of weeks. A bunch of fascinating stuff has been happening, a bunch of interesting books are coming out, etc., so I’m sad that I’ve been remiss in my duties. Hopefully this large batch of links will make up for that.

 

Apocalypse and After

George Dvorsky, “Have Humans Already Conquered the Threat of Extinction?”

Or not. Graham Turner and Cathy Alexander, “Limits to Growth Was Right: New Research Shows We’re Nearing Collapse.”

One of the first reviews of Naomi Klein’s new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate.

Jessica Corbett and Ethan Corey, “5 Crucial Lessons for the Left from Naomi Klein’s New Book.”

Eric Holthaus, “New Study Links Polar Vortex to Climate Change.”

Eugene Thacker on Radiolab.

And who knows where to put this one: Alison Flood, “Margaret Atwood’s New Work Will Remain Unseen for a Century.”

 

Hyperarchival

Matt Frassica, “The Revolution Has Been Digitized.” The digitization of the modernist “little magazine.”

Randy Kennedy, “Digitizing Warhol’s Film Trove to Save It.”

Glen Fleishman, “An Algorithm to Figure Out Your Gender.”

Patricia Hernandez, “Meet the Guy Who Spent Seven Months Killing Everyone in Fallout 3.”

Tatiana Danger, “Drone Discovers Abandoned Renaissance Faire Deep in Virginia Woods.” (I’d been wondering where I misplaced my Renaissance faire.)

Nicholas Carr, “The Manipulators: Facebook’s Social Engineering Project.”

History and Economics

Hector Tobar reviews The Half Has Never Been Told.

Tim Cassidey, “Historians Who Look Too Much.”

 

International

Masha Gessen, “The Dying Russians.”

Slavoj Žižek, “ISIS Is a Disgrace to True Fundamentalism.”

Michael Muhammad Knight, “I Understand Why Westerners Are Joining Jihadi Movements Like ISIS. I Was Almost One of Them.”

The Atlantic has a bunch of striking pictures in “Afghanistan: The Long Withdrawal.”

 

Literature and Culture

“Pittsburgh Poet Terrance Hayes Named MacArthur Fellow.”

Jonathan Arac, The American Jeremiad after Thirty-Five Years.”

And indeed, Common-Place 14, no. 4, has a whole roundtable on Sacvan Bercovitch‘s American Jeremiad.

Andrew Culp, “From the Decision to the Digital,” a review of Alexander R. Galloway’s new book, Laruelle: Against the Digital.

Alex Ross, “The Naysayers: Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, and the Critique of Pop Culture.”

James Wood, “Soul Cycle,” a review of David Mitchell’s Bone Clocks.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviews William T. Vollmann.

An interview with Ben Lerner at The Believer.

Alexander Norcia reviews Ben Lerner’s 10:04.

Dwight Garner reviews 10:04 in “With Storms Outside, Inner Conflicts Swirl.”

Another 10:04 review: Christian Lornetzen, “Back to the Present.”

And another. Joe Fassler, “Envision the Novel Like a Museum.”

Tiffany Gibert reviews Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven.

On the scourge of “creativity”: Joshua Rothman, “Creativity Creep.”

Thomas Pynchon’s edits to his Simpsons script.

Chris Rodley, “Post-structuralism Explained with Hipster Beards.”

Matt Uford, “People vs. the NFL.”

Adam Atkinson and my colleague at Pitt, Dawn Lundy Martin, both have poems in issue 45 of Evening Will Come: A Monthly Journal of Poetics in its “NSFW” special issue, edited by the incomparable Lara Glenum.

My friend Rachel Nagelberg has work in issue 5 of Impossible Voice.

My friend David Letzler has a new essay in Hypermedia Joyce Studies: “Redundancy, Modernism, and Readers’ Expectations: An Experiment in Joyce Prediction.”

 

The Gaming Controversy

TNI Syllabus: Gaming and Feminism.”

Ian Williams, “Death to the Gamer.”

David Auerbach, “Gaming Journalism Is Over.”

Patrick Miller, “Why I’m not a ‘Gamer.'”

Daniel Carlson, “The Insidious Rise of the Blockbuster Videogame.”

Peter Frase, “Gamer’s Revanche.”

And a roundup of the explosive month in videogames.

 

(Digital) Humanities and Higher Education

Brian Lennon, “The Eversion of the Digital Humanities.” A review of The Emergence of Digital Humanities by Steven E. Jones.

Lee Skallerup Bessette, “This Is Not an Essay.”

Malcolm Harris, “Not for Teacher,” a review of Dana Goldstein’s The Teacher Wars.

Debra Leigh Scott, “How Higher Education in the US Was Destroyed in Five Basic Steps.”

Jeffrey L. Butler, “The Two Cultures of Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century and Their Impact on Academic Freedom.”

Former Pitt teacher Cathy Day, “The Magic Building Where English Majors Work: Making Sense of Creative Writing’s Job Problem.”

Christy Thornton, “Students at the Barricades.”

Amanda Ann Klein, “Understanding Your Academic Friend: Job Market Edition, Part II.”

Mark Follman, “Idaho Professor Accidentally Shoots Himself While Teaching Class.”

And Mallory Ortberg, “Every Type of Email College Students Send to Their Professors.”


“Literally” Two-Thousand Fourteen Links

August 8, 2014

Nuclear and Environment

US War Department’s Archival Footage of the Bombing of Hiroshima.

H. Bruce Franklin, “Hiroshima, Nagasaki, American Militarism,” a review of Paul Ham‘s Hiroshima Nagasaki: The Real Story of the Atomic Bombings and Their Aftermath.

Mark Strauss, “Federal Employee Gets Fired After Writing an Article Criticizing Nukes.”

Lindsay Abrams, “Researchers: Warming Responsible for Siberia’s Mysterious Hole.”

 

Politics

Paul Krugman, “Knowledge Isn’t Power.”

 

International

On the road to World War III. Roger Cohen, “Yes, It Could Happen Again.”

George Packer, “A Friend Flees the Horror of ISIS.”

Aaron Bady, “Is Genocide Right for You?”

Adam Withnall, “Ebola Outbreak: Emirates Becomes First Major International Airline to Suspend All Flights to Virus-Affected Region.”

Lenny Bernstein, “Why You’re Not Going to Get Ebola in the US.”

 

Science and Technology

The new impossible engine. Robbie Gonzalez, “Don’t Get Too Excited About NASA’s New Miracle Engine.” And more on NASA impossible engine.

 

Literature and Culture

The end of civilization as we know it: “literally” now also means “figuratively” according to Merriam-Webster.

On Haruki Murakami’s most recent. Patti Smith, “Deep Chords: Haruki Murakami’s Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage,” and Laura Miller, “Murakami’s Understated Triumph: What Japan’s Most Celebrated Writer Knows that Most American Novelists Don’t.”

n + 1, “The Free and the Anti-Free: On Payment for Writers.”

Nathan Reese, “The Golden Age of Comics Is Now.” I am tempted to agree, man their are some good books out there right now.

Rob Horning, “The Silence of the Masses Could Be Social Media.”

Noah Gittel, “Scarlett Johansson’s Vanishing Act.”

Gerry Canavan, “Guiltpiercer.” (A response to Aaron Bady’s fantastic article that I posted last time.)

Prachi Gupta, “Inside Junot Díaz’s Class at MIT: What the Writer Wants His Students to Read.”

Colin Mcenroe, “Ira Glass ‘Shakespeare Sucks’ Redemption: Fixing TED Talks, Public Radio, and Dystopia for Millennials.”

The archaeology of Atari.

On the Game Changer Chicago Design Lab.

And if you’re in Pittsburgh: A Conversation with Terrance Hayes and Lynn Emanuel.

 

Humanities and Higher Ed

According to Inside Higher Education the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has rescinded a job offer to Steven G. Salaita for comments he made on Twitter about Israel. And it is blowing up the academic internet. Corey Robins on Cary Nelson. The Illinois AAUP Committee on Salaita. David Palumbo-Liu, “Return of the Blacklist? Cowardice and Censoship at the University of Illinois.” And a petition demanding corrective action that has received ten-thousand signatures.

Richard Gunderman, “Is the Lecture Dead?”

Abigail Walthausen, “Don’t Give Up on the Lecture.”

Nick Romeo, “Are Great Teachers Born or Made?”

Max Nisen, “What Happens When an Elite American University Kills Grade Inflation?”

Carlo Rotella, “Adjuncts Should Unionize.”

On the itinerant academic life: Nate Kreuter, “When Friends Leave.”


August Links

August 2, 2014

Its been a couple weeks since I’ve posted any links, so there’s a bunch of stuff here.

 

Disaster, Nuclear, Environment, and Deep Futures

John Oliver on America’s Insecure Nuclear Arsenal.

Willie Osterweil, “The End of the World as We Know It.” On the reactionary politics in ancient apocalypse films.

Josh Marshall, “Disaster Porn, For Once for Real.”

Ross Andersen, “When We Peer Into the Fog of the Deep Future What Do We See–Human Extinction or a Future Among the Stars?”

Radical eco-nihilism. Wen Stephenson, “‘I Withdraw': A Talk with Climate Defeatist Paul Kingsnorth.”

Paul Kingsnorth, “Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist.”

Mark Strauss, “Space Junk Is Becoming a Serious Security Threat.”

Robert T. Gonzalez, “Bad News: Scientists Have Measured 16-Foot Waves in the Arctic Ocean.”

Nadia Prupis, “‘There Will Be No Water’ by 2040? Researchers Urge Global Energy Paradigm Shift.”

 

Politics

Andy Borowitz, “Congress Blocks Obama’s Attempt to Order New Office Supplies.”

Sahil Kapur, “Top Obama Aide: Boehner Has ‘Opened the Door’ to Impeachment.”Alyssa

Eduardo Porter, “Why Voters Aren’t Angrier About Economic Inequality.”

Jeff Shesol, “The Impeachment Vogue.”

Hmm, probably should have seen this coming. Katie McDonough, “Satanists Want Hobby Lobby-Style Religious Exemption from Anti-Choice Counseling Laws.”

 

Economics

David Harvey, “The 17 Contradictions of Capitalism.”

 

International

Graham Allison, “Just How Likely Is Another World War? Assessing the Similarities and Differences Between 1914 and 2014.”

Noura Erakat, “Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza Debunked.”

Ken Isaacs, “Why Are We Ignoring a New Ebola Outbreak?”

Susannah Locke, “Ebola Outbreak Worsens: Liberian Doctor Dies, Virus Spreads to Nigeria.”

Ebola reaches Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city.

 

Hyperarchival

Cory Arcangel’s Working on My Novel, the Book.

Ian Svevonius, “All Power to the Pack Rats.” In the sleek Apple future, our “outdated” possessions are turned into symbols of poverty.

The New Yorker has opened up its archives. Joshua Rothman and Erin Overbey, “A Summer in the Archive.” Matt Buchanan, “All The New Yorker Story Roundups You Should Read While the Stories Are Still Unlocked, As Well As All The New Yorker Stories They Link To.”

Two interesting hyperarchival podcasts. The first, Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men, takes on the herculean task of trying to explain the hyperarchival, meganarrative that are the X-Men comic books.

The second, Go Bayside, discusses every episode of Saved by the Bell (1989-93).

This is also fantastic. “30 Essential Songs from the Golden Era of Emo.” The nostalgia here is about as thick as it can be.

Unpublished photographs from the National Geographic archives.

And the television hyperarchive: Megan Garber, “Woohoo! Simpsons World Will Transform the Show into Delicious, Delicious Data.”

 

Literature and Culture

This is fantastic. Carolyn Silveira, “If You See This Woman and Think She Doesn’t Seem Punk, Wait Till You See Her in Her Underwear.”

Andrew O’Hehir, Lucy: The Eurotrash, 2001 ScarJo Action Sequel You’ve Been Waiting For.”

Christopher Orr, Lucy: The Dumbest Movie Ever Made About Brain Capacity. I utterly disagree with Orr’s review, however, as I loved Lucy (2014), thought it was great for many of the reasons Orr thought it poorly made, think it is what Steven Shaviro calls post-cinema (putting it in line with such films as Southland Tales (2006), Gamer (2009), Spring Breakers (2013), etc.), and just wish there were many more movies like this. Such as. . . .

Aaron Bady, “A Snowpiercer Thinkpiece, Not to Be Take Too Seriously, but for Very Serious Reasons.”

“Meta: Snowpiercer.”

Unemployed Negativity, “Hijacking a Train: Revolution and Its Limits in Snowpiercer.”

Michael M. Hughes, “How an Obscure 2nd Century Christian Heresy Influenced Snowpiercer.”

Finally, Grant Morrison’s Multiversity. Matthew Jackson, “Comics Legend Grant Morrison Unveils Massive DC Comics Event The Multiversity.”

Andrew Pilsch, “The Banality of Dystopia” and “Object-Oriented Food? Time, Poverty, and Cooking.”

J. R. Hennessy, “The Tech Utopia Nobody Wants: Why the World Nerds Are Creating Will Be Awful.”

Patrick Jagoda and Melissa Gilliam, “On Science Fictions and Ludic Realities.” Jessica Kim Cohen, “Program Serves Local, Adventuresome Youth.”

One of my favorite activities: how to read in bars.

Courtesy of The New Yorker‘s archives opening up: Jennifer Egan, “Black Box.” A story told through tweets.

Ulysses virtual reality game. I can’t wait.

Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar trailer.

Stephen Colbert on The Hobbit.

Jacob Kastrenakes, “Philip K. Dick’s Cult Novel Man in the High Castle Becoming an Amazon TV Pilot.”

Katharine Trendacosta, Ascension: An Alternate History About a Planned Community in Space.”

Ugh, Ira Glass sounds like a teenager because he thinks Shakespeare isn’t “relatable.” Alyssa Rosenberg, “Ira Glass and What We Get Wrong When We Talk About Shakespeare.” And Rebecca Mead wonderfully responds in “The Scourge of ‘Relatability.'”

And my friend Adriana Ramirez has launched a new poetry press, Blue Sketch Press. Check out their two releases so far: Adriana E. Ramirez, The Swallows (2014) and Amy David, No Body Home (2014).

 

Humanities and the Higher Education

Ian Bogost, “The Opposite of Good Fortune Is Bad Fortune: Is ‘Adjunct Activism’ the Only Path to Labor Reform in Higher Ed?”

The financial crisis in higher education.

And yet, Lawrence S. Wittner, “Why Are Campus Administrators Making So Much Money?”

“Our Internal and Public Messaging About Administrative Bloat.”

David Matthews, “Thomas Docherty to Face Insubordination Charge in Tribunal.”

David Masciotra, “Pulling the Plug on English Departments.”

Gamification is not the answer. Blaine Greteman, “Can World of Warcraft Save Higher Education?”

Rachel Applebaum, “The New Glass Ceiling in Academe.”

And student loan forgiveness for adjuncts.


Slavoj Žižek Plagiarizes and Other Links

July 15, 2014

Environment and Disaster

Robin McKie, “Miami, the Great World City, Is Drowning While the Powers That Be Look Away.”

Miami Beach tidal flood

More on Miami: Jeff Goodell, “Goodbye, Miami.” (And there’s definitely a joke to be made about LeBron leaving Miami here. . . .)

And when it rains, it also might pour lava from the sky: Scott Kaufman, “Parts of Yellowstone National Park Close After Massive Supervolcano Beneath It Melts Roads.”

 

Economics

John Oliver on income inequality.

 

Literature and Culture

This is getting a lot of attention. Slavoj Žižek has plagiarized a white supremacist. In “A Plea For a Return to Différance (with a Minor Pro Domo Sua),” which appeared in Critical Inquiry 32, no. 2 (Winter 2006), and then again appeared on the Lacanian Ink website, and was collected in 2006’s The Parallax View (pp. 301-303; this book, to me, is still Žižek’s best book), Žižek plagiarized, nearly verbatim, from a review essay by Stanley Horbeck originally published in American Renaissance (a white supremacist publication) in 1999. An anonymous blogger found the mistake and documented it at length. This story has been reported in a variety of ways. One writer emphasizes Žižek’s apology email, where he basically says that he only stole words, not ideas. Rebecca Schuman has weighed in at length. And NPR has a thorough article. Basically, according to the Slovenian philosopher, he got a summary/resume from a friend for what sounds like a fairly reprehensible book by Kevin B. MacDonald, The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements (1998). Rather than read the book (an inaction I perhaps understand), he just lifted the summary his friend gave him verbatim. This summary was supposedly written to be used by Žižek in just this way, but sadly, the friend just lifted the summary from Horbeck’s article, an article that obviously has a very different take on MacDonald than Žižek (which I think is why he emphasized that he didn’t steal the ideas . . . a quip that has been taken out of context). Obviously Žižek is at fault for: not reading the book he slams so hard, for getting someone else to read the book for him and trusting their words, and using someone else’s words (both his friend’s and Horbeck’s). His friend is also at fault. As is Critical Inquiry (and Lacanian Ink and the MIT Press) for not doing their editorial due dilligence. (And heck. let’s just throw in Horbeck and MacDonald too, as this whole thing wouldn’t have happened if people like that didn’t exist.)

But to be frank, this doesn’t really upset me all that much. Here’s the last line of the plagiarized section that wound up in The Parallax View: “The only thing to bear in mind is that this new barbarism is a strictly postmodern phenomenon, the obverse of the highly reflexive self-ironical attitude–no wonder that, reading authors like MacDonald, one often cannot decide if one is reading satire or a ‘serious’ line of argument.” The recursive postmodern irony here is thick, as is it difficult to tell whether to take even this whole thing satirically or seriously. (It should also be noted that in the note citing MacDonald’s book in The Parallax View, there is an addendum that says “All non-attributed quotes that follow are from this book,” which seems to clearly indicate Žižek did not read or have access to MacDonald’s actual book, and was quoting him from somewhere else. Perhaps if one is looking for more plagiarism, one would do well to start with such notes.) Anyway, this may just be that I’ve read too much Žižek, think he is a great cultural critic, is on the whole quite a bit more enjoyable than a lot of writers of his ilk, he makes movies (!), and has one of the finest senses of philosophical irony I have encountered, but this doesn’t really bother or upset me. It was a mistake, he has acknowledged and explained it, regrets it, et cetera.

In lighter news:

My friend Steph Ceraso, “Snap, Crackle, Pop: The Sonic Pleasures of Food.”

Side-scrolling life.

These photos are just too much.

Chris Pleasance, “Ancient Language Not Heard for 4,000 Years Is Recorded for the First Time as Linguists Work Out How English Came About Using Ancient Texts.”

 

Humanities and Higher Education

Not on higher ed, but still worth attention. Rachel Aviv on institutional cheating, “Wrong Answer.”

Syndi Dunn, “A Brief History of the Humanities Postdoc.”

“Borrowing Against the Future.”

 

LeBron James

Here’s more links on LeBron. And I swear, that will be all.

Scott Cacciola, “LeBron James’s Latest Feat: Bringing a Frenzied League to a Freeze.”

The New York Times sports page.

Nate Silver, “What Cleveland Would Look Like with LeBron James and Kevin Love.”

And Kevin B. Blackstone, “LeBron James Is a Politician Now, and We Need More Activist Athletes Like Him.” Indeed!


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