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NYT: "Scott Walker’s Electoral Record Is Less Impressive Than It Looks."

The headline for this Nate Cohn column at the NYT intriguingly assumes we're already seeing something about Scott Walker, but I think the basis for the debunking is that Walker himself keeps pointing out that a blue state, Wisconsin, has elected him governor 3 times in 4 years. Show More Summary

Network-based insights for economists

42 minutes agoBusiness & Finance / Economics : Vox

Understanding our increasingly interconnected world requires tools from the rapidly growing field of network science. This column discusses guiding principles that are emerging from that science and helping to understand human behavior – ranging from disease propagation and financial contagion to criminal behavior.

Cat & Turtle Play Tag

YouTuber Catsss shares this video of a turtle going round and round a column while playing tag with a cat. Or at least it’s trying to; the furball is too agile for him. Oh well, you’ll have the last laugh turtle. Literally.

Question Of The Day: Why Are Automakers Still Allowed to Use Combination Turn Signal Brake Lights?

In the past, I’ve written these “Question of the Day” columns with an open-ended question in mind; a question that invites serious participation from you, the highly educated TTAC reader. Well, today, I’m going to try a different approach: I’m just going to tell you what I think, and hope you’ll agree with me. Show More Summary

The most popular fact checks of February

For the second month in a row, a fact check of a statement by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tops our monthly roundup of the most widely read columns. In fact, the column criticizing Paul for saying, twice in one day, that he had a biology degree — when he did not graduate from college — […]

Interview: Debbie Harry

9 hours agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

In my "Anatomy of a Song" column for the Arena section of today's Wall Street Journal, I lay out how exactly Blondie's Heart of Glass was written and recorded, and what helped the song soar to #1 on Billboard's Hot...

Austerity and recovery: East Asian lessons for Europe

In the wake of the Great Recession, a contentious debate has erupted over whether austerity is helpful or harmful for economic growth. This column compares the experiences of the East Asian countries – whose leaders responded to theShow More Summary

Hello, Internet!

Hello, Internet! Welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the only dating advice column that's listed in Tobin's Spirit Guide, just after Evo Shandor. This week, a reader is mourning the loss of his special lady, and another reader is dealing with some dating anxieties of his own... [Kotaku ] Read more...

The Spork of Publishing: What to Consider After Finishing Your First Novel

15 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The publishing industry is a strange beast. Prepare to be chewed up and spat out. Column by Max Booth III So you’ve written a novel. At least 50,000 words of fiction. You’ve created characters with the strength of your imagination, and you put them through hell. Show More Summary

Ask Dr. Nerdlove:  My Ex Got Me Into Kink And I Can't Go Back

Hello, Internet! Welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the only dating advice column that's listed in Tobin's Spirit Guide, just after Evo Shandor. Read more...

Let’s Give the Hatchers a Hand

As you might very well know if you have been following Greg Hatcher’s columns the last few months, he and his wife Julie have been going through some tough times as of late. He had a good line in his latest column about a friend sympathizing with him over the death of Leonard Nimoy: My […]

Does David Brooks Have Nobody to Tell Him Not to Do This?

Live from La Farine: Go read David Brooks' column in the NYT this morning and tell me that's not just one giant subtweet from a man going through a divorce.— Tom Tomorrow (@tomtomorrow) March 4, 2015 One ex-NYTer once characterized it to me as possessing "the veneer of professionalism" with little idea of what the substance would be... Show More Summary

The Property Manager Who Knows Every Tenant

Welcome to Surreal Estate, a new column in which we will explore listings from the tumultuous New York City real estate market. 41 Kosciuszko Street, #320 • $1850/month • Studio • Nearest subway: G train at Bedford-Nostrand Avenues Nathan Rosenberg, a property manager in Bed-Stuy, knows everyone in his buildings. On Tuesday, when I went […]

What The Hell Is 'Wild Animus'?

20 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Is Rich Shapero's 'Wild Animus' the strangest and most ambitious self-publishing project of all time? Column by Peter Derk There are a few baffling items every thrift store carries. Every thrift store has a collection of crutches. Usually...Show More Summary

'Return of the Clinton Scandals"

My Politico column today is on what Democrats are signing up for: The Clinton Restoration will require routinely defending the indefensible. It will require recalibrating all legal and ethical standards to suit the personal and financial interests of the Clintons. Show More Summary

The Art of the Personal Project: Jason Lindsey

As a former Art Producer, I have always been drawn to personal projects because they are the sole vision of the photographer and not an extension of an art director, photo editor, or graphic designer. This new column, “The Art of the Personal Project” will feature the personal projects of photographers using the Yodelist marketing […]

1987 And All That: Mister Miracle Special #1

A column in which Matt Derman (Comics Matter) reads & reviews comics from 1987, because that’s the year he was born. Click here for an archive of all the previous posts in the series. Mister Miracle Special #1 (DC) by Mark Evanier, Steve Rude, Mike Royer, Anthony Tollin, Todd Klein, Richard Bruning, Robert Greenberger There’s something very comforting […]

The Fckin Black Sheep: Elysium (2013)

THE BLACK SHEEP is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATH. We’re hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Dig in! Elysium (2013) Directed by Neill Blomkamp "The best... Read More...

Macroprudential spillovers and organisational structure

In a global financial system, macroprudential policies may create international spillovers. This column presents new evidence on how the organisational structure of a bank affects the magnitude of these spillovers. An increase in capital...Show More Summary

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