“In this list, I stuck to geography: islands bursting out of the sea, a property feud gone horribly wrong, the billions of dollars backing border control in the American South, and the American South itself.”
Mariette Williams was adopted from Haiti in 1986. Three decades later, she finds her birth family—and serious questions about Haitian adoptions.
In Serious Eats, Keith Pandolfi writes about how he turned away from fancy, upscale coffee and went back to drinking the old school, pre-ground, grocery store stuff in giant cans. While Pandolfi makes his case for what he calls bad coffee, Matt Buchanan at The… Continue Reading
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How director Adam McKay, best known for producing a series of “hugely popular bromantic comedies” with Will Ferrell, is making a comedy out of the biggest financial collapse since the Great Depression.
You could hardly open a Pennsylvania newspaper in 2012 without running into a story about the prosecution of sexual predators or their enablers. The case of Jerry Sandusky, the Penn State football coach convicted of abusing 10 boys, was all… Continue Reading
According to Dan Ariely, an expert on human motivation and behaviour, rationalisation makes it very easy to be dishonest without feeling like you’re doing anything terrible. Moreover, good people doing good work who cheat a little bit do more harm than big… Continue Reading
To get computer models to look similar to the Universe around us, cosmologists have assumed that around 96 per cent of matter and energy are in forms that we cannot directly detect. You might think that this would make cosmologists… Continue Reading
The aquarium was once the best way to encounter the wonders of sea life. It has become a mere travesty, tacky and cruel By Bernd Brunner Read at Aeon
Sarah Schweitzer’s moving story of a young boy and his brother, rescued from abusive parents, now in the care of grandparents who have their own difficulties making things work.