Sure has been a while since I did one of these, but here are a few recent tidbits.
Teach A Kid to Argue: On why teaching kids good argument skills is a better idea than you might think.
The Upside of Ugly: On plastic surgery and technological solutions to social problems.
Jay-Z’s "99 Problems," Verse 2: A Close Reading With Fourth Amendment Guidance for Cops and Perps: Musical "life lessons for cops and robbers".
The Problem with Witness Testimony: One thing people should keep in mind, especially if they ever serve on a jury in a criminal trial.
The Toothbrush That Saved the ISS: Low-tech solutions in a high-tech setting.
Six Thoughts on the Case of the Breast Feeding Professor: The discussion prompted by this story is way more interesting than the story itself. Also, this.
Why Greece's Neo-Nazis Are So Popular: Not so different from other historical occurences.
Life Spans Shrink for Least-Educated Whites in the U.S.: Dimitri Orlov saw this coming.
The Spiritual Crisis of Zionism: A fascinating essay in response to Beinart's The Crisis of Zionism.