Nips, Tucks, and Shakespeare Sucks

By Hazlitt

It’s only been a few weeks since he left Public Radio International and already Ira Glass is going on unrepentant anti-Shakespeare rants.

the secret world of the best-selling ghostwriter.

Directors John Carpenter, David Cronenberg, and John Landis 
talk shop in this spooky roundtable from 1982.

“From 2005 to 2013, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates that the number of cosmetic procedures performed on Asian-Americans increased by 125 percent, Hispanics by 85 percent, and African-Americans by 56 percent. (Procedures on Caucasians increased just 35 percent.) This is, in part, simply a mark of rising purchasing power: Plastic surgery is nothing if not a sign that one has money to burn and status anxiety to spare.”

As the Ebola outbreak continues to grow, medical professionals are running into a new sort of problem: locals who are afraid of doctors and aid workers, 
thinking they are responsible for the spread of the disease.

A joint review of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century and David Harvey’s Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism by–wait for it–poet Michael Robbins

Neuromancer turns 30

Writing for BuzzFeed, Katie J.M. Baker exposes the “
the booming college sexual misconduct consulting industry.”

“As we climb, Kim is always there, in chirpy avatar form, telling us we’re worth it, telling us our dresses look super cute. I believe her. I am Shiva the Destroyer and I am thinking about adopting a virtual cat.” Alex Pappademas writing about the Kardashians is sublime.


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