Reading List for August 25, 2017

The Incredible Shrinking Sears The New York Times Business section outs the pillaging of Edward Lampert, the human garbage CEO who is running Sears into the ground to enrich himself at the expense of 175,000 employee’s jobs over the last decade.

The Body Under the Bed On Snopes, David Mikkelson writes that not only is the urban legend about a hotel guest finding a rotting corpse under their bed true, it’s happened a startling number of times in real life.

Horror Will Eat Itself In a 2000 article in The Independent, Mark Kermode traces the lineage and origin of the slasher movie.

Against Types In a 2004 article in the Boston Globe, Drake Shelton writes about the questionable origins and shaky validity of some of the most widely-administered personality and psychological inventories in the world.

When the Butterfly Effect Took Flight The MIT Technology Review discusses Edward Lorenz, the father of chaos theory, which has been compared to relativity and quantum mechanics as a revolution in scientific thinking.

The Case of the Missing H-Bomb On CounterPunch, Jeffrey St Clair writes about the 1958 loss of what is thought to be a fully armed hydrogen bomb off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, a bomb which has never been recovered.

A History of Pigs in America A 2009 article in the Austin Chronicle lives up to its headline.

Sand’s End On The Verge, Josh Dzieza writes about beach nourishment, the wildly expensive practice of pumping sand from offshore onto an eroding beach in order to replenish it, creating a cycle that will end when we inevitably run out of accessible sand.

Flirting With Hitler In a 2002 article, The Guardian looks at the ties between far-right nationalism, neo-paganism and music in Germany at the time.

One thought on “Reading List for August 25, 2017

  1. My favorite part of “A History of Pigs in America” is the little tidbit on Wall Street earning its name from the formation of large wall to impede rampaging swine. Now it’s just a common area for pigs lol. Thank you for the articles Josh!


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