* Nearly one-third of public college presidents serve on corporate boards. Most of those companies exist in far-flung industries, and the issues at play are different: Why should college presidents involve themselves with shipping, with search engines, with banking?
* Capitalism excels at innovation but is failing at maintenance, and for most lives it is maintenance that matters more.
* President of Ireland Affirms Value of the Humanities. Ireland, you’re not so bad yourself!
* Management Bloat at UC.
* Against gainful employment.
* Reprints and British Comics.
* This crazy space-age Satellite Hotel could’ve put Milwaukee on the map.
* “I am on the Kill List. This is what it feels like to be hunted by drones.”
* Cincinnatus watch: Paul Ryan just said he would not accept the GOP presidential nomination at the convention.
* The First Year of Teaching Can Feel Like a Fraternity Hazing.
* Liberalism and fracking.
* Guns on campus; adjuncts hardest hit.
* 4 big questions about the race to Mars. Under Obama, NASA finds itself in a familiar place: Big goals but inadequate funds.
* Stephen Hawking’s Starshot.
* Ladies and gentlemen, Doctor Strange. Some commentary.
* LARoB reviews The New Mutants : Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics.
* Music to my ears: Why Story of Your Life May Be the Year’s Breakout Sci-fi Movie.
* Torchwood is back!
* Television without Pity is coming back!
* Homestuck is over!
* A list of games that Buddha would not play.
* Bloc by Bloc: A cooperative board game of revolutionary strategy, hidden agendas & 21st century urban rebellion.
* The sheep look up: Salt-Water Fish Extinction Seen By 2048.
* Perpetual Present: The Strange Case of the Woman Who Can’t Remember Her Past—Or Imagine Her Future.
* Any sufficiently advanced non-Newtonian fluid pool is indistinguishable from magic.
* The Guardian read the comments.
* Navy Officer Rescued 3 From Remote Pacific Island After Seeing Sign For Help.
This photo provided by U.S. Navy released April 7, 2016 shows two men waving life jackets and look on as a U.S. Navy P-8A maritime surveillance aircraft discovers them on the uninhabited island of Fanadik. The three men were back to safety on Thursday, April 7, 2016, three days after going missing. (U.S. Navy/Ensign John Knight via AP)