Michael Lewis' Princeton University's 2012... →
I now live in Berkeley, California. A few years ago, just a few blocks from my home, a pair of researchers in the Cal psychology department staged an experiment. They began by grabbing students, as lab rats. Then they broke the students into teams, segregated by sex. Three men, or three women, per team. Then they put these teams of three into a room, and arbitrarily assigned one of the three to...
This isn’t just false humility. It’s false humility with a point. My...– Michael Lewis : Princeton University’s 2012 Baccalaureate Remarks
This is what I call "having a hobby."
luckypaperstars: What kind of peculiar, modern-day vanity is it to read two year old entries from your own blog and wonder if you used to be funnier when you had lower self-esteem?
When you disrespect Nicki Minaj — and I don’t care if it was in front of...– Nicki Minaj, discussing the Hot 97 Summer Jam situation with Funkmaster Flex. The Five Best Moments from Nicki Minaj’s Hot 97 Rebuttal Nicki Minaj does an excellent job of speaking to her own importance and I’m pretty sure she doesn’t need us to do it for her.
10 Legitimate Reasons Why You Are Not Married →
I feel so affirmed I can barely stand it. 1. You are focused on your career. And you are not going to apologize for it. Some people call this being a “bitch,” because you are a lady and you have a job that you might be more focused on than smiling pretty and making sure you don’t intimidate Mr. Right. Most of us just call this being alive in 2012 (you know the time the economy tanked and we had to...
The War Against Youth →
Everyone currently emerging into the workplace will be economically scarred for life by the misfortune of their timing. The initial wage loss for a worker emerging in a bad economy is 6 to 7 percent for every 1 percentage point increase in the unemployment rate, which means a twenty-one-year-old starting a job today makes about 24 percent less than he or she would have five years ago. After...
Even America, traditionally a beneficiary of European woes, seems to have turned...– Joel Kotkin: Europe and America’s Screwed Generation
Well, maybe you’ve just done it. By coming here. Maybe choosing this...– Robert Krulwich - The Chumbawamba Principle: A Commencement Address “You may be a singular person, but your success will always be plural.” This is a good commencement address.
It is not due “in part” to how men and women are socialized. It is...– Lindy West, “Hey, Men, I’m Funnier Than You.” Please enjoy the official last-ever article I read about whether or not women are funny, and why. Please read the whole article.
I don't try to present and idealized view of my...
I don’t know what started all of this confessing, but I do know this - the view of my life, as presented on this blog, is far from perfect. It’s probably less perfect than my life actually is. This is an actual post that I posted this weekend. It involves me talking to a dog (not even my dog!) - confessing, if you will - about my drinking problem. So if you’re looking for...
The Atlantic: Atlantic Media Fellowship →
I just got a job, but this looks like an amazing one. theatlantic: Hey, you: @TheAtlantic is looking for a social-media / multimedia intern for 2012-13! Have you handled Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook for an organization before? Do you love Vimeo? Do you have killer email skills? Please send us your resume and a cover note at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d also love…
What we talk about when we don't talk about race.
This morning I slid down a hill underneath a railroad bridge on my butt to get home in time to take a 3-minute shower before work. I haven’t been home in two days. And this morning, upon my triumphant return to work, my strategy of feeding myself solely with leftover food from meetings that is put out in the community kitchen at work let me down for the first time in nearly a week. While...