From the archives:08/09/2013

How to convince investors
http://www.paulgraham.com/convince.html

How athletes get great
http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/media/books/How-Athletes-Get-Great.html?page=all

The Cheapening of Comics (a speech by Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Waterson)
http://floobynooby.blogspot.com/2011/03/awesome-speech-by-bill-watterson.html

Will 4square finally get it right?
http://www.fastcompany.com/3014821/will-foursquare-ceo-dennis-crowley-finally-get-it-right

confessions of an institutional investor
http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2013/08/08/confessions-of-an-institutional-investor/

Obama is not taking unemployment seriously
http://www.aei.org/article/politics-and-public-opinion/obama-is-not-taking-unemployment-seriously/

The present and future of “Adults Only” games
http://www.polygon.com/features/2013/8/8/4595050/adults-only-ao-games

How to fix the NHL
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9538380/how-fix-nhl/

From the archives: 08/07/2013

how do you close an embassy
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/08/130806-embassy-closures-ryan-crocker-al-qaeda-mideast-north-africa-world/

The art of the phony
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/aug/15/forgery-art-phony/?pagination=false

the new rules of blockbuster screenwriting
http://www.vulture.com/2013/08/script-doctor-damon-lindelof-on-blockbuster-screenwriting.html

Bezos Bezos Bezos (if you say his name 3 times, he’ll appear and buy your publication!)
http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/08/06/jeff-bezos-and-his-journalists/

Los Zetas marches on
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/139626/dwight-dyer-and-daniel-sachs/los-zetas-spawn?page=show

some more shark stuff, in honor of shark week
http://www.wired.com/design/2013/08/wetsuits-that-use-science-to-deter-shark-attacks/

detroit vs. everybody
http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/83499/rembert-explains-america-detroit-vs-everybody

why you secretly love commercials
http://priceonomics.com/why-you-secretly-love-commercials/

From the Archives: 08/06/2013

American Freedoms lost decade
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21582525-war-terror-haunts-america-still-it-should-recover-some-its-most-cherished

The cable sports bubble
http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/53498716/

The history of scary clowns

since he just bought the washington post…
http://www.fastcompany.com/50541/inside-mind-jeff-bezos

Soon your phone can track nukes!
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/08/soon-your-phone-may-be-able-to-help-feds-monitor-nuclear-weapons/#p3

because i love the europeans, and want them to be happy, here’s some tough love
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/masking-weak-european-economic-fundamentals-by-mohamed-a–el-erian

How well do we understand mental illness?
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/08/how-well-do-we-really-understand-mental-lllness/278336/

god i can’t wait. I hate the outdoors
http://www.psmag.com/business-economics/how-long-until-i-never-have-to-leave-home-again-63905

This makes me sad
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/science-sushi/2013/08/05/shark-week-jumps-the-shark-an-open-letter-to-discovery-communications/#.UgBd742sh8E

and
http://wilwheaton.net/2013/08/discovery-channel-owes-its-viewers-an-apology/

How to make a North Korean laugh:
http://reason.com/archives/2013/07/23/my-week-in-north-korea/print

The Best Little Checkpoint in Texas
http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/behind-the-sierra-blanca-border-checkpoint-drug-busts?fullpage=1

How Much Is a Life Worth?
http://www.nationaljournal.com/magazine/how-much-is-a-life-worth-20130801Snowden case:

Dell is pretty sure this time!
http://dealbreaker.com/2013/08/dell-pretty-sure-that-this-time-its-figured-out-this-merger-thing/

Putin’s Pivot
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/139617/fiona-hill-and-bobo-lo/putins-pivot?page=show

From the archives: 8/01/2013 Edition

Did Goldman Sachs Overstep in Criminally Charging its ex-programmer
http://www.vanityfair.com/business/2013/09/michael-lewis-goldman-sachs-programmer

The real meaning of a lottery ticket.
http://nautil.us/issue/4/the-unlikely/why-we-keep-playing-the-lottery….I can’t believe I’m

What is the CIA doing in Benghazi?

http://thelead.blogs.cnn.com/2013/08/01/exclusive-dozens-of-cia-operatives-on-the-ground-during-benghazi-attack/

Snowden case: What’s in it for Russia?

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/01/opinion/opinion-snowden-wood/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

Our president, good or bad?

http://priceonomics.com/do-14-of-americans-really-suspect-that-president/

are we controlled by a few?

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-true-story-of-the-bilderberg-group-and-what-they-may-be-planning-now/13808

Texas out of dead juice!

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/08/texas-running-out-execution-drugs/67902/