This is a post in a series to appear occasionally, setting out some articles that contributors at Slaw are reading and that you might find interesting. These tend to be longer than blog posts and shorter than books, just right for that stolen half hour on the weekend. It’s also likely that most of them won’t be about law — just right for etc.
Please let us have your recommendations for what we and our readers might like.
The Nation – What Makes Life Good? – Martha C. Nussbaum – Increased GDP doesn’t always make a difference in the quality of people’s lives; often what is wanted are lives worthy of their human dignity.
Wired – How Digital Detectives Deciphered Stuxnet, the Most Menacing Malware in History – Kim Zette – A truly thorough exploration of the discovery and explication of the biggest malware mystery.
SFWeekly – Fantasy Island: The Strange Tale of Alleged Fraudster Pearlasia Gamboa – Peter Jamison – Weird goings-on from the South Pacific island nation, the Dominion of Melchizedek.
Stanford Magazine – The Menace Within – Romesh Ratnesar – Revisiting the notorious Stanford prison experiment 40 years later.
Salon – Scott Adams takes on Salon – Mary Elizabeth Williams – Dilbert creator Adams defends and debates his curious column, “Pegs and Holes.” Might never look at Dilbert the same way again.
Atlantic – Michele Bachmann’s Church Says the Pope Is the Antichrist– Joshua Green – Strictest Lutheran synod endorses Luther’s statements about the Papacy, including equation of the Pope and the antichrist.
Lapham’s Quarterly – The Cheese That Stands Alone – Ben Schwartz – A history of the fate in the US of Limburger cheese.
WatchTime – WatchTime’s August iPad App – Mike Disher – Among other things, an in-depth look at Patek Philippe’s new perpetual calendar chronograph, and lots and lots of timepiece porn — all in an iPad App.