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Edinburgh, Now in Technicolor

Edinburgh is the “grey metropolis in the North.” It has been for centuries, and thanks to Unesco, the capital of Scotland will keep its dour exterior for the foreseeable future. […]

How Charlie Parker Became “Bird!”

“How do you do that?” young Charlie Parker would ask older musicians. “Would you please do that again?” Those who know jazz, or who only know of jazz greats such […]

Taxing Wealth: A Pro-Growth Policy Option

Kudos to Tyler Cowen for stimulating public debate on an important policy option.  Now if someone will just move away from the popular distortions and dysfunctional politics to confront the […]

Fusion Food

In response to my recent post, “The Bright Side of Globalization,” my friend and colleague Jean Houston sent me an excerpt from her book Jump Time entitled, “Wok and Roll in […]

SSA 2012 Conference Wrap-Up, Day 2

Read Part 1 here. On Saturday, the SSA conference was in full swing, with three simultaneous tracks of talks going on throughout the OSU student union. As Murphy’s Law predicts, […]

Truth and Fiction in Mad Men

I agree in a broad sense that Weiner owes it to both his audience and his art to be true to what he discovers about the history of the era he's chosen to depict.

Financial Instability as an Energy Source

When last we heard from him, experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats was building a celestial observatory for cyanobacteria. From their petri dishes, billions of these microorganisms would study images from the Hubble telescope, coming to conclusions unavailable to our more highly developed brains. Months later, they’re still at it, and we can barely begin to imagine what they are thinking. 

The Calgary Secular Church

Editor’s Note: Please welcome Korey Peters, who’s written a guest post about an atheist organization he’s founded that he’s calling the Calgary Secular Church. In this post, he’ll explain what […]