Here’s my picks
Stéphane Hessel, Author of ‘Time for Outrage: Indignez-vous’
Stéphane Hessel, French resistance hero and author of the best-selling booklet “Time for Outrage: Indignez-vous” gives Melissa Bell his point of view on movements such as “Occupy Wall Street” or Spain’s Indignados. He tells us that the real question is how these movements can translate in something more long-term.
The Conservative Psyche: How Ordinary People Come to Embrace Paul Ryan’s Cruelty
Scientific research into the way we think explains the reasons decent people wind up supporting horrific policies.
Video Stores: An Appreciation
The rise of online services like LoveFilm has seen the popularity of the video store diminish, which is a crying shame as I’ve had some of my most important life experiences in them…
Long Live The Working-Class Hunk
The traditional jobs of the working class have evaporated, but the downturn has drubbed up nostalgia for a time when men could make a living with their bodies and hands. Not writing code, à la our protagonist in The Social Network, or trading stock futures like Robert Pattinson in Cosmopolis, but laboring.
Just Try Harder
I love what Aspergersandmeblog has to say about being told to “Just Try Harder”