Hoping for a Fight

Whenever I tell people that I’m studying public policy, they’ll invariably say, “Well, what a good time for it!” I wonder if they mean i...

Language & women & art

Three of the books I’ve read recently have disappointed me because of their portrayal of women. Part of what’s frustrating about the feeling is that...

Reading list

-The Grist puts out a list of their Seattle-centric posts -Propublica interviews Eric Lipton about his Pulitzer-winning “Courting Favor” series.  -A...

Eagerly Awaiting

The Magicians on Syfy If you grew up with Harry Potter, or The Golden Compass, or The Chronicles of Narnia, or even if you’re just a fan of a well-told ta...

Top 5 Political Podcasts

1. Slate’s Political Gabfest 2. Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie / Now-Defunct It’s All Politics 3. The New Yorker’s Political Scene 4. WNYC...