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First-day criminal recidivism

Sadly, a large number of crimes are committed by ex-prisoners on their first day of release. This column presents evidence showing that on any given day the number of inmates released from incarceration significantly affects the number of offenses committed on that day. Show More Summary

Mental health stigma

Fear of stigmatisation might lead to hiding of behaviours and actions. This column presents evidence that stigma concerns can play a role in health seeking behaviour in the case of mental health. In particular, survey respondents under-report...Show More Summary

Firm types and jobs creation in developing countries

If more firms are established in developing countries, more jobs are created. But which type of firm creates the most jobs? This column presents evidence from Tunisian suggesting that once you’re established as a new and promising firm, it’s harder than it should be to grow and create jobs. Show More Summary

The meaning of a referendum: Austerity and sovereignty

Two financial crises at the ‘sub federal’ are currently taking place – one in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the second one in Greece. This column highlights some surprising similarities between them, as well as the main differences. Show More Summary

A Former Proponent of 'Traditional Marriage' Changes Camps

Until very recently, I was an ardent partisan of the conservative view on marriage. By the time this column makes it out into the blogosphere, the Marriage Equality folks will almost certainly have marched up Capitol Hill and walked away with all the marbles. Show More Summary

"I’d like to raise my IQ. Where do I start?"

7 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A new advice column by a television writer known for his high intelligence test scores and his unusual career. Read the rest

Datebook: A photo archive, experiments from Yale MFAs, an architecture of columns

A photographic archive covering two decades comes to life in Culver City. Yale MFAs get a show in West Hollywood. And an L.A. architect plays with the idea of the column. It's Fourth of July, so openings are limited. (Be sure to check ahead for gallery hours over the weekend since many places may...

Ask a Somm: What Kind of Wines Pair With Barbecue?

Welcome to Ask a Somm, a column in which experts from across the country answer questions about wine. Wondering about a bottle? Drop us a line. E.P. + L.P. is Los Angeles' newest eatery to see and be seen, plating up a modern Southeast Asian menu by recent Australian import Louis Tikaram. Show More Summary

Christian Filmmaker: "Faith-Based" is Not a Film Genre (Guest Column)

"I've come to the conclusion that the label is both untrue and unhelpful, and should be abandoned." read more

Eleven Tips For A Successful Book Signing

14 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Rob threw two successful signings for his debut novel—one at an indie store, another at Barnes & Noble. Find out about the importance of post-its, booze, and guilt. Column by Rob Hart With a book release comes signings. I've done three thus far for New Yorked. Show More Summary

Dominique Ansel’s Bold and Whimsical Dessert Tasting Menu, Revealed

Eater’s column Drawn & Ordered reveals the gorgeous dishes on Ansel’s hotly anticipated tasting menu. In May, acclaimed pastry chef/Cronut king Dominique Ansel opened his new New York City bakery, Dominique Ansel Kitchen, and crowdsShow More Summary

One Writer’s Story: The 20-Year Path to Overnight Success

Brian Panowich, debut author of Bull Mountain (featured in the September 2015 Writer's Digest "Breaking In" column, wasn't looking for an agent when one found him through a pair of short stories published online. Here, in this online...Show More Summary

Phil Kessel And Leafs Fans Deserve Better Than The Toronto Media

14 hours agoSports : Deadspin

The only value in the Steve Simmons column that everyone’s talking about this morning is the news that Phil Kessel eats a street hot dog every damn day. Personally, I think that’s funny and humanizing. Toronto’s troll-columnist-in-chief uses it as a fat joke, and exhibit A in the case for Kessel being run out of town. Read more...

“Sailing through the Greek Crisis” By Clark S. Judge

The weekly column from Clark Judge: “Sailing through the Greek Crisis” By Clark S. Judge: managing director, White House Writers Group, Inc.; chairman, Pacific Research Institute Last week, as Greece, and, as a result of Greece, theShow More Summary

Tony Fitzpatrick Publishes "Dime Stories" Book

Roger and I were always fond of the eccentric creativity of Chicago artist Tony Fitzpatrick, and now I've learned that he has just published a new book called, "Dime Stories," a compilation of his bi-monthly Newcity column. Mark Konkol at DNAinfo.com wrote an interesting article about him, and I can't wait to get a copy of the book. Show More Summary

Bubble Wrap without the pop.

"... iBubble Wrap is laid out in columns of connected air pockets, so when pressure is applied to one 'bubble' the air gets pushed into neighboring bubbles."iBubble Wrap?iBullshit!

The Art of the Personal Project: Matthew Johnson

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 […]

RMAD Platform Looks to Facilitate Better Business Intelligence

This week, the folks at Snappii — a cloud-based platform for rapid mobile app development — announced that the platform has been enhanced with charting capabilities. “Now data can be displayed via pies, column charts, line charts, bar charts, and scatter charts,” Snappii staffers say. This further promotes “business intelligence.” Specifically, this new feature allows […]

Michael Sam called ‘American prima donna’ by anonymous CFL person

16 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

So about that warm welcome Michael Sam apparently had been getting in Canada after joining the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes? Kirk Penton of the Edmonton Sun collects anonymous thoughts from league insiders for his CFL Blitz column. Here are some anonymously harsh things they’re saying about Sam: Michael Sam hasn’t played a down of football north […]

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