Noteworthy reads from last week:
"… at UVA, rapes are kept quiet, both by students – who brush off sexual assaults as regrettable but inevitable casualties of their cherished party culture – and by an administration that critics say is less concerned with protecting students than it is with protecting its own reputation from scandal.”
"The game casts the player as an employee of a futuristic memory-retrieval company called the Ether Institute of Telepathic Medicine. Your job is to dive into the mind of Jean Thompson, a sixty-nine-year-old woman diagnosed with dementia, and retrieve a series of lost memories."
"The paradox of the American Dream: The best cities to get ahead are often the most expensive places to live, and the most affordable places to live can be the worst cities to get ahead."
"Disgust is often used as a tool of persuasion. But are gut feelings ever a reliable guide in questions of right and wrong?"
"Since last week, many Republicans have been feeling singularly nostalgic for November 1928, and with good reason. It’s the last time that the party won such commanding majorities in the House of Representatives while also dominating the Senate."
"A lot of toys makes kids go into fantasy, but why don’t they show real life is cool?"
"G.K. Chesterton offers a non-statist vision for economic and social change that’s still relevant in the age of the iPhone."
"They’re a meeting place away from the often segregated, homogenous world of social media."