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Daily Archives: January 12th, 2010

Well that was bound to happen sooner or later

Our peculiar sickness

There’s a really interesting book excerpt in the New York Times Magazine on the globalization of western-style mental illness. Most fascinating is the observation that mental illness is not constant across time and space. Different cultures have different kinds of mental illness, as do different periods of history. If there is a manifestation of insanity […]

Another reason to let newspapers die

Every once in awhile I come across a piece that precisely puts its finger on something I’ve been circling and gesturing toward for years. Such a piece is Cory Doctorow’s on the implications of “Close Enough for Rock ‘n Roll” and the Internet: … rock ‘n’ roll is cheap, experimental and fluid, and devotes most […]