Claude Shannon, the father of information theory, used to play an interesting game at cocktail parties. He'd grab a book, open it to a random page, and cover up all but the first letter on the page, then ask someone to guess the next letter. Show More Summary
Kyle Hill writes an open letter in Scientific American detailing his concerns about labeling Jeremy Wade's quarry flesh ripping chainsaw mauling atomic assassins monsters. Jeremy Wade also responds to Hill's letter. LINK
Per Parenting Magazine, "Show and tell gold, right there." Joe Biden writes to the young man who suggested guns should shoot chocolate. The letter reads: Dear Myles, I am sorry it took so very long for me to respond to your letter. I really like your idea. Show More Summary
Greenpeace is offering to testify about being the target of politically motivated audits in 2004, because regardless of which party holds power, these abuses are egregious and must stop.
Dear Senator Carl Levin, Senator John McCain, Congressman Elijah Cummings and Congressman Darrell Issa: Greenpeace has been watching with great interest the unfolding controversy over...
Superchunk bassist Laura Ballance won’t be touring with the group in support of its new record, I Hate Music. In an open letter, Ballance said it’s not because she hates music or because she’s too old, but rather because she’s developed hyperacusis. Show More Summary
Dear Mr. Stern: Well, I hope you are happy. The Sacramento Kings are going to stay in town (via The Seattle Times) and you got your way...again. Is that what this is all about Commissioner Stern? Is this about you getting your way? I...Show More Summary
Oh, where do I start? Image via stock.xchng | Photography by RAWKU5 We’re both trying to do something awesome here, but sometimes I feel like you’re making it a little too hard. Not that wedding planning is easy. I don’t expect it t...
This is a further continuation of my (futile) efforts to round up responses to the SJSU Philosophy Department's open letter to Michael Sandel (which you can see in full here). Part 1 collected links mostly from old media-affiliated sites. Part 2 started digging into some of the discussion in the blogosphere. This post picks up [...]
Here I'm continuing the round-up I began compiling in the last post of responses to the SJSU Philosophy Department's open letter to Michael Sandel (which you can see in full here) This post focuses on some of the discussion in the blogosphere. It is not exhaustive! There are other discussions worth reading, and responding to, [...]
For 30 years, CCA's profits have grown because more people are behind bars. For CCA, the fact that America incarcerates more people than any other nation in the world isn't a human tragedy -- it's something they celebrate, because it makes them rich.
In response to the SJSU Philosophy Department's open letter to Michael Sandel (which you can see in full here), at least two important things have happened. First, all the top-down pressure on our department to pilot the edX packaged version of Sandel's "Justice" MOOC as a "flipped" course (despite the fact that our existing PHIL [...]
What do I have to say to the Corrections Corporation of America? After 30 years, CCA should be ashamed. For thirty years, CCA's profits have grown because more people are behind bars. For CCA, the fact that America incarcerates moreShow More Summary
“I’ma take her home and enjoy that, but shorty gonna know it!” Ortiz hops on that Rocko. Spotted: Flex Previously: Joell Ortiz – Open Letter Freestyle (Video)
Earlier this week, opposition figure Maria Baronova penned an open letter to writer and political dissident Eduard Limonov, wherein she dropped a sexual bombshell. Her text unabashedly refers to “masturbating in the shower” and credits...Show More Summary
Anup Samanta Responds to Abercrombie and Fitch CEO Declaring his Target Market "The Cool Kids"
I have grown up a lot in the last several years. I’ve become much more secure and trusting. I mean, I would never be caught dead steaming open a personal letter clearly addressed to my husband, even if it was obviously written by a woman and smelled faintly of perfume. I can’t imagine anyone ever [...]
Steph, who had a preventative mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer, welcomes Angelina Jolie to the sisterhood. Read more...
Kourtney’s ex model boo-thang is now threatening to take her to court if he doesn’t get a paternity test… Male Model Demands Paternity Test From Kourtney Kardashian For Son Mason Disick The male model who dated Kourtney Kardashian while she
An open letter to film reviewers, critics, and students