Mary Bates, Zoologic blog at Wired: Researchers determine that Rats can Feel Regret (go ahead, quip away).
A Theory of Jerks (“Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude”) by Eric Schwitzgebel, for the redoubtable Aeon magazine
From the Archives:
“Mon General McChrystal” Michael Vlahos on National Identity and War, in the Huffington Post
The Writing Workshop Glossary by Amy Klein, New York Times. Madcap translation of euphemistic terms such as “Find Your Own Voice”
“Before the Storm, The Wind Trapped by Kokoshka” – Ekphrastic poetry by Hedy Habra, via MUSEUMVIEWS blog – (Homa Nasab’s Observations on Art and Culture), Blouin Art Info
Asphodel, That Greeny Flower by William Carlos Williams
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Overinvesting in the Battle of the Book Titans, Hachette v. Amazon (and a publishing row you should follow).