Digby argues that MSNBC’s ratings aren’t down because of quality issues, but rather that a large part of its liberal base is currently alienated and indifferent.
Some are defending the humanities against digital aggression, or something, while others continue to tout the value of dreams, and falling them, and so on.
It’s still graduation season, so more commencement addresses are in the pipeline.
Erik Loomis points to corporate capitalism as the humanities biggest threat.
Meanwhile, the MOOCs are at the gates, even if some think they aren’t a substitute for what’s on the other side.
What does the Crimson survey of Harvard grads say about the generation of elites who came of age under President Obama?
And what do those who just graduated do with their lives now? Jim Behrle explores the question—an entertaining exercise in futility.
Can some media be bad for the spirit? An essay on taking responsibility for the art and entertainment we consume.
Creativity sped up.
The marketing art for Scott Snyder and Jim Lee’s “Superman Unchained” is out. The limited series is meant to coincide with Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. By any measure it should also probably be called something different.
Kit MacFarlane argues for a version of Superman that doesn’t entirely eschew the character’s anachronistic origins and ideals.
Meanwhile an early creation of Grant Morrison is coming back to print with a new $100 compilation set to release this December.
Much more affordable are the 1941-1985 letters of Italo Calvino which Ian Thomson recently reviewed.
The cookbook as literature: a listicle of works that bridge the two genres.
Is there a relationship between top marginal rates and income inequality?
Google is messing with Gmail again.
The used video game market is a lot more complicated than it might at first appear.
But that hasn’t stopped some people from welcoming its possible extinction.
Also, video games are full of tropes and many of them are sexist.