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.