Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Monday Night Links

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* Tonight’s big news: Rahm Emanuel will leave the White House to run for mayor of Chicago, likely by the end of the week. I already made the obvious spend-more-time-with-his-family joke on Twitter, so I’ll just leave it at good riddance.

* How not to talk about the crisis in higher education. A great post from zunguzungu on academic neoliberalism from last April, via his great post on Matt Yglesias’s neoliberalism from earlier this morning.

* I regret the juvenile context, but I can’t resist this list of inventors killed by their own inventions.

How not to write about science.

* Joss Whedon promises to make The Avengers movie America is crying out for: Glengarry Glen Ross. Superpowers are for closers.

* Judas! Like Dylan going electric, Jonathan Lethem trades Brooklyn for California.

* And the New York Times has your literary map of Manhattan.

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  1. except it wasn’t the inventor of the segway who died, merely the owner of the company!

    still.

    still.

    mike young

    September 28, 2010 at 9:06 am

  2. Maybe this will allow Lethem to write a good book about California. He’s already written a terrible one.

    k-sky

    September 28, 2010 at 11:31 am


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