1 A nice, meaty economic history of the martini that includes one of my favorite clips from The Thin Man (you know the one: "The important thing is the rhythm. Always have rhythm in your shaking."} [The Awl]
2 An anthropologist looks at why humans are hardwired to adore crispy foods. The word is ap ... More >>
The former president of Cooper Union is (for an academic) blasting the current administration's plan to start charging tuition to incoming students--the latest salvo in an increasing controversy over a proposal that has made faculty and students irate.
President Emeritus George Campbell Jr., writin ... More >>
NYU professor Wafaa Bilal has removed a camera he had surgically implanted into the back of his head as an art project. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that his body rejected part of the machinery that was planted between his skull and skin. He didn't need to wait for his body to te ... More >>
All we really need after a breakup is someone to tell us our ex totally sucked and was not worth the time of day anyway, and by the way, so did not deserve anyone remotely as nice and smart and hilarious and good-looking (not to mention talented!) as we are. And, oh yeah, he/she will probably ... More >>
If you want to know more about the whys-and-wherefores of the New School occupation, you can go to the New School in Exile site -- we sent them a note Friday and just got back a press release. NSIE carefully avoids identifying itself with the occupiers, whom they describe as "Situationist-inspired s ... More >>