* From the archives: Vonnegut on hearing the voice of God on Armistice Day. Image from @watsdn.
* Hello, I’m Mr. Null. My Name Makes Me Invisible to Computers.
* Diversity Is Magic: A Roundtable on Children’s Literature and Speculative Fiction.
* The Humanities Must Unite or Die. “And.”
* Gasp: High Pay for Presidents Is Not Shown to Yield Any Fund-Raising Payoff.
* Novelist Marilynne Robinson warns Stanford audience against utilitarian trends in higher education.
* English departments and original sin, continued.
* Campus Cops: Authority Without Accountability.
* The seasons come, the seasons go, / The earth is green or white with snow, / But time and change shall naught avail / To break the friendships formed at Yale.
* Academic Journals: The Most Profitable Obsolete Technology in History.
* Academic CVs: 10 irritating mistakes.
* So You’re Getting a Ph.D.: Welcome to the worst job market in America.
* A mind-bending, award-winning science fiction trilogy that expertly investigates the way we live now. I’m quite late, but I’ve been looking forward to reading these. Perhaps I’ll start tonight!
* “My beef with Hillary is mainly that she is an enemy of the poor.”
* Chile admits Pablo Neruda might have been murdered by Pinochet regime.
* The life and slow death of a former Pennsylvania steel town.
* ‘I’m praying for you’: MSF posts grim details from Afghan hospital strike. U.S. Journalists Who Instantly Exonerated Their Government of the Kunduz Hospital Attack, Declaring it an “Accident.”
* Kinder Without God: Kids Who Grow Up In A Religious Home Less Altruistic Than Those Without Religion. Relatedly: Atheism contain multitudes.
* As it turns out, the non-profit co-op model for health insurance turns out to be unsustainable without government subsidies. More than half of the co-ops have been shut down this year, and nine of the 12 have shut down since October 1, either by HHS or by the states in which they operate.
* Middle-Aged White Americans Are Dying of Despair.
* Welcome to Heaven.
* Critical Algorithm Studies: A Reading List.
* The man who killed the SAT essay.
* Politics is really confusing.
“We are excited to reward the Larry David with $5,000 cash for ‘standing up’ to Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live and speaking the truth about his anti-Latino racism, even though he was joking,” Deport Racism campaign director Luke Montgomery said in the statement.
* The Keystone defeat. Happy version. Unhappy version.
* Apocalypse watch: The Future of Climate Change Is Widespread Civil War.
* How did this ever get out of beta to begin with? Elon Musk Admits Humans Can’t Be Trusted with Tesla’s Autopilot Feature.
* And Sorry, Alien Hunters: No Signs of Life From KIC 8462852. I want to believe! Also this is aliens too.