Miscellaneous

Battlespace

The Return of Marco Polo’s World and the U. S. Military Response by Robert D. Kaplan. The supercontinent is becoming one fluid, comprehensible unit of trade and conflict, as the Westphalian system of states weakens and older, imperial legacies – […]

History

“Fake History” is More Dangerous Than “Fake News” by William Jeynes. Donald Trump and others have complained a great deal about the pervasiveness of “fake news.” What is less commonly spoken about is that for decades professors have also taught […]

Less

The Many Reasons That People Are Having Less Sex by Simon Copland. The average sex life appears to be dwindling – and it may reflect some troubling anxieties at the heart of modern society. More.

Pixar

How Pixar Lost Its Way by Christopher Orr. For 15 years, the animation studio was the best on the planet. Then Disney bought it. More.

Weekend

It Took a Century to Create the Weekend—and Only a Decade to Undo It by Katrina Onstad. We made up the weekend the same way we made up the week. The earth actually does rotate around the sun once a […]

Wrong?

What Went Wrong With 13 Reasons Why? by Sophie Gilbert. The Netflix show is a huge hit. It’s also being denounced by educators and experts for the ways in which it tackles suicide. More.

Architecture

Room for Sex by Richard J Williams. Most architecture sets out to make us civil and efficient. Where are the homes that give us passion and pleasure? More.

Fun

Are We Having Too Much Fun? by Megan Garber. In 1985, Neil Postman observed an America imprisoned by its own need for amusement. He was, it turns out, extremely prescient. More.

Exploitation

Trading on the Female Body: Surrogacy, Exploitation, and Collusion by the US Government by Kathleen Sloan. Commercial surrogacy is the ultimate manifestation of the American neoliberal project of capitalist commodification of human life to create profit and fulfill the narcissistic […]

Sisters

Meet the Sisters Who Ran ‘the Most Famous and Luxurious House of Prostitution in the Country’ by Nina Renata Aron. Chicago’s Everleigh Club hosted celebrities and princes. Its owners made millions. More.

Kids

Kids These Days by James Somers. Millennials are as hard-working as anyone else – so why does pop culture pretend that all we do is party? More.

Cork Dork

Cork Dork: The Strangest Experiences of a Woman Who Quit Her Job to Become a Wine-Taster by Kashmira Gander. Bianca Bosker did what many only dream of – she quit her job to become a sommelier. But she quickly realised […]

Framework

A Probabilistic Framework for Modelling False Title IX ‘Convictions’ Under the Preponderance of the Evidence Standard by John Villasenor. Conviction in criminal trials in the USA, the UK and many other common law countries requires establishing a defendant’s guilt beyond […]

Design

A Fault in Our Design by Colin Dickey. We tend to think that technological progress is making us more resilient, but it might be making us more vulnerable. More.

Bellevue

CJ reviews Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital by David Oshinsky.

Undoing

The New York Review of Books reviews The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis.

Legacy

The Enduring Legacy of the Pocahontas Myth by Gregory D. Smithers. Four hundred years after her death, misperceptions of the Native American icon continue to shape the cultural image of indigenous peoples—though that’s starting to change. More.

Challenge

The Real Challenge for U.S. Industry by David Adler. Automation is hardly the main worry in U.S. manufacturing employment. More.

Mystery?

Why Men Rape by Sandra Newman. It’s not a profound mystery, or explained by deep psychosocial complexity. For rapists, rape is easy. And that must stop. More.

Scam

AP Classes Are a Scam by John Tierney. The College Board earns over half of all its revenues from the courses—and, in an uncertain environment, students keep being suckered. More.