Sunday, January 23, 2011


The odd little world of “fitness models,” and how their lives have been changed by taste and technology.

The Guardian has leaked “The Palestine Papers,” on the Middle East peace process. Very much worth reading.

Good article on the presumed successor to Hu Jintao, Xi Jinping.

Frank Rich has an interesting essay on True Grit and The Social Network that I’m guessing I’ll write about sooner or later.

Perfect seasonal fare: the Los Angeles Times publishes an article about traversing the Erie Canal by boat—a magical, hovering one.

An excellent essay critiquing the writing of the ideal sentence.

A couple of good essays on drugs: one on a sensible drug policy; the other on why Afghanistan has turned to poppy farming.

Does New York have a geek gap?

…And Jean-Claude Trichet is back to his austerity-pushing ways.

An interesting NIH reorganization proposal to do drug development in realms ignored by big pharma.

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