Flotsam and jetsam (8/21)

Just a few quick links for your Saturday morning reading enjoyment:

  • Slate.com has a great review of a new biography of Jack London. It opens with, “The United States has a startling ability to take its most angry, edgy radicals and turn them into cuddly eunuchs.” And, it goes on to call London “the most-read revolutionary Socialist in American history,” whom  we remember primarily for writing “a cute story about a dog.” Good reading.
  • Jim has posted his review of Getting the Reformation Wrong by James Payton.
  • LEGOs have been voted the most popular toy ever made, right ahead of Barbie. And, in honor of that, here’s an article on recreating famous buildings using LEGOs.
  • NYT has an interesting (albeit obnoxiously long) article on whether we should view “twentysomething” as a distinct stage of development – emerging adulthood.
  • And, they’ve reached the “maze race” stage of the humans vs. rats contest. I think rats have an unfair advantage here because they get significantly more maze practice time than humans do.

About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on August 21, 2010, in Misc. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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