Too sore to go to the gym tonight, so I’m spending some quality time with
- Christopher Hitchens: an impossible act to follow, as written by his wife, Carol Blue.
- The Sugar Wars, on soda, obesity and politics.
- Life After TED. Is TED running out of ideas? Is TED founder Richard Saul Wurman’s new conference project, WWW, doomed from the start?
- Roosevelt Avenue, a Corridor of Vice, touches on NY’s controversial “stop-and-frisk” law.
- 100 novels everyone should read. Meh.
- The Marketplace in Your Brain, obviously relevant to my work. Interesting: we’re perhaps less motivated by the thrill of winning than by the fear of losing.
- Pussy Riot: the Jailhouse Interview.
“I humbly hope that our attractiveness performs a subversive function. First of all, because without “us” in balaclavas, jumping all over Red Square with guitars, there is no “us” smiling sweetly in the courtroom. You can’t get the latter without the former. Second, because this attractiveness destroys the idiotic stereotype, still extant in Russia, that a feminist is an ugly-ass frustrated harridan.”