One of the more unorthodox canvassing grounds behind Corbyn's winning youth turnout: Tinder.
NCAA exploits black athletes. If HBCUs ditched amateur rules, they could form a pro college basketball league.
A typical record contract is longer than The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe—and everyone hates reading.
The fate of the healthcare bill will fall to these Republican senators—here are the concessions they're looking for.
At 120 degrees in Phoenix, some underpowered planes can't take off. (Hot air isn't dense enough.)
Left without a mandate, May edited the Queen's Parliament speech to remove key Tory proposals.
When sharks vomit—and they frequently do—they sometimes regurgitate their entire stomachs, and then retract them.
Early on, David Graeber's anthropological eye spied the gap between street wisdom and the BBC's "consensus reality."

Blood typing allows us to safely and routinely perform sensitive procedures such as transfusions and transplant surgery. Since its invention more than 100 years ago, it has saved countless lives.

What is the most under-appreciated medical invention in history?
↩︎ The Atlantic
The alt-right built a complete duplicate of Wikipedia, rewriting entries to fit its SJW-free reality.
Georgia's special election showed Democrats may surge, but Republicans can win with tried-and-true marginalizing.
Antitrust laws need to evolve—and fast—before Amazon's Whole Foods acquisition becomes a monopoly like no other.
Election experts on thwarting Russian meddling: machines with paper backups and auditors to check accuracy.

The Rooster

The Rooster Summer Reading Challenge: Week Three

We’ve wrapped up our first book in the Rooster Summer Reading Challenge, and now we’re waist-deep into The Night Ocean. Joining us to discuss is this month’s judge, Victor LaValle, who, lucky for us, knows his Lovecraft.

by The Tournament of Books Staff

Hey, film nerds: the trailer for writer-director Bertrand Tavernier's My Journey Through French Cinema. See here for a light background on the film.

See also "La Vache Qui Rit and Another Cow Altogether," by Kari Kiernan, in which a shared passion for French cinema turns into an offscreen romance.

Brief profiles of some of Macron's new lawmakers, many of whom are brand new to national politics.

The contortions to which so many liberals resort to avoid connecting bombings, massacres, persecutions, and cultural vandalism to Islamic jihadism is remarkable, given their usual animosity to religion.

A new interview with Camille Paglia, with much defense of Trump, much harping on the media, much advice for Democrats.
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When Ukraine became a test lab for Russia's cyber weapons, "the quintessential cyberwar scenario" came to life.

This blog is running the risk of all writing, which is critique but no suggestion. Let me counter that with a practical post: I’m going to teach you how to get shot without dying.

Well, that's one way to open an essay. Your #longread for the day, Lou Keep's "The Use and Abuse of Witchdoctors for Life," regarding the applications of gri-gri and other magic.
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