Daily Archive: September 4, 2011

The Magician King Open Thread

I’m going to have more to say about this, but for now anyone who has read the book should chime in with initial thoughts, impressions, etc. in the comments below.

The Jobless ‘Recovery’

It’s worth reading  Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery’s article at Mother Jones on the ‘great speed-up’. The looming possibility of a double-dip recession notwithstanding, the economic recovery so far has been decidedly lopsided. While corporate profits are up, the American workforce fared...

California’s Nanny State Nanny Law

The California Assembly, faced with such difficult tasks as prison overcrowding, the second-highest unemployment rate in the nation, one of the worst business climates in the nation, and a broken education financing policy (article...

No, George Lucas, Noooooo!

Regarding the hubbub about George Lucas adding a “KAAAHN!”-like “Nooo!” in Return of the Jedi, I have a hard time figuring out which I find more head scratching: that George Lucas cared enough about...

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