The extra hour today means I have time to post some links. There are many, as it’s been a while.
Nuclear and Environment
Rizwan Asghar, “Illicit Nuclear Trafficking.”
“Emergency Agencies Practice Response to Nuclear Explosion in Times Square.” (Didn’t DeLillo have something to say about this kind of thing . . . ?)
Jonathan Tirone, “U.S. Said to Join Russia in Blocking Nuclear Safety Moves.”
Darren Boyle, “Inside China’s Top Secret Nuclear Bunker: Cold War Relic Built into a Mountain to Fend off Soviet Attack Is Now a Tourist Attraction.” (Thanks to Terrence Ross for a lot of the above links.)
“Asgard’s Fire,” on thorium reactors.
Ari Phillips, “New Study Details Alarming Acceleration in Sea Rise.”
Matthew Yglesias, “It’s Time to Push the Panic Button on the Global Economy.”
Matt O’Brien, “Markets Are Panicking Again. What’s Going On?”
Stuart Wells, “Priscilla Wald on Media Treatment of Ebola.”
Literature and Culture
Nikil Saval, “Bartlebys All!”
Mike Bulajewski, “The Man Who Loves His Laptop,” a review of Her (dir. Spike Jonze, 2013).
Ronjuanee Chatterjee, “Ghostbusters,” on the relationship between deconstruction and feminism.Ja
Jeffrey Matulef, “Civilian Massacring Game Hatred Courts Controversy, Gets It.”
James Thomas, “How to Write a Sentence.”
My friend Alexander Provan‘s Triple Canopy gets a nice nod: Jonathan Sturgeon, “5 Small Publishers Who Are Changing the Face of the Industry.”
And Kevin Draper, “Video Finally Surfaces of Willis Reed Fighting the Entire Lakers Team.”
Humanities and Higher Education
Diane Ravitch, “Parent Alert! NSF Awards Grant for Data Mining Children.”
Alex Clements, “Indicting Higher Education in the Arts and Beyond.”
Christopher Panza and Richard Schur, “To Save the Humanities, Change the Narrative.”
And Rebecca Koenig, “Why One Professor Thinks Academics Should Write “BuzzFeed-Style Scholarship.” We’re doomed.