Since I’ve been awol for about a month, here’s a hodgepodge of things I read during my downtime that I thought were interesting…
Tofugu’s Introduction to Basic Japanese Slang.
The filmmakers behind the upcoming horror film, Lights Out (due out on July 22), talk horror icons and the vital importance of not showing the shark.
In a fanciful essay, economist Robert Reich predicts the future of American politics, positing the end of the two-party system by 2020.
On March 23, the Regents of the University of California approved a controversial policy on “Principles of Intolerance” that some said would stifle free speech at the university. At the heart of the debate, was the concept of anti-Zionism and whether or not anti-Zionism constitutes anti-Semitism. Professor Judea Pearl (of UCLA) argued for the adoption of the policy, while professors Judith Butler (of UC Berkeley) and Saree Makdisi (of UCLA) argued against it.
And finally, here’s a recipe for Rustic Pork Rillette (aka the most amazing substance on the face of the earth). (Seriously, it’s so good.)