This is a post in a series to appear occasionally, setting out some articles or videos that contributors at Slaw are enjoying and that you might find interesting. The articles 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.
PutThisOn.com / iTunes – Put This On – 10+ video podcasts – “Put This On is men’s style for men who want to dress like grownups. Let Jesse Thorn and Adam Lisagor guide you through the world of style with a sharp eye and sharp humor.” [Also on Vimeo]
The Guardian Roger Ailes and the rise of Fox News – Tim Dickinson – “Even Rupert Murdoch is afraid of Roger Ailes, the paranoid boss of Fox News. But ‘the Chairman’ is using his power to make Americans more rightwing, more ignorant and ever more terrified”
Prospect Magazine – Caught out – Sam Knight – “Fishing made Iceland rich, then spurred its financial meltdown. To banish that horror, Icelanders may now abandon a winning formula.”
Salon – Income inequality is bad for rich people too – Yves Smith – Another examination of the impact of inequality on health of the population.
Adbusters – Generation F*cked – Maria Hampton – “How Britain is eating its young” and what that might portend for those in America.
Chowhound – Montreal smoked meat, and making it at home – a discussion – Those with smokers and those who simply like to eat discuss that brisket treat from Montreal.
NPR – Baby’s Palate And Food Memories Shaped Before Birth – Gretchen Cuda-Kroen – Mother does it again: what she eats may influence whether the baby is a picky eater. [Also a podcast.]
NYTimes – The Elusive Big Idea – Neal Gabler – “Ideas just aren’t what they used to be. Once upon a time, they could ignite fires of debate, stimulate other thoughts, incite revolutions and fundamentally change the ways we look at and think about the world.”
Internet Archive – FILM – Samuel Beckett – Yes, that Samuel Beckett. This is his only movie, a 20 minute silent film staring Buster Keaton released in the 1960s! It is said to be about attempts by the perceived to evade the perceiver—a film for our time, surely.
Discover Magazine – Why Do Coffee Rings Form? Because the Grounds are Round – The physics of why a coffee spill leaves a ring, told in an understandable way—and supported by a video.