Selected Reading (14/11/09)November 14, 2009 at 8:55 pm | Posted in Misc. | Leave a comment
You know there’s too much bureaucracy in the world when even Afghanistan’s Taliban has a code of practice. If they keep going at this rate, they’ll be filling out ‘elf & safety forms before too long. Political correctness gone mad, I tell you..
Onto feminism, and did you know that the ‘bra burning’ thing was actually a myth? No, me neither. Ariel Levy brings us that and other interesting stuff in a review of Gail Collins’ new book.
- Matt Yglesias reminds us that the internet is, in fact, good for people who like music.
- Over at Hagley Road, Claude marks The Sun’s ’40 years of crap’
- Catherine Phipps tackles the thorny issue of consuming alcohol during pregnancy.
- Glenn Greenwald points out that the American right is now surrendering to terrorists.
- Daniel Larison analyses the morass in the Middle East, and focuses on the corner the Obama administration’s boxed itself into.
- Meanwhile, journalist James Gordon Meek recounts a chance meeting with the President at Arlington National Cemetery.
- For everyone else who’s devastated that Pluto is no longer a planet, Wired has loads of interesting stuff celebrating the planet which never was.
- In the latest Class Monitor, Michael Hodges looks at supermarket checkout assistants.
- And lastly, I know Halloween has been & gone, but Ed Brayton must win a prize for the scariest/sickest headline of the month.