Here’s a weekend reading/viewing list for your edification and pleasure:
- Rebecca Schuman has an article over at Slate about why no one should get a PhD in the humanities. I agree with every word she has written.
- Also worth looking at on Slate is the debate about Silicon Valley “solutionism” going on between SV fanboy Farhad Manjoo and the TED-assassin, Evgeny Morozov.
- Sam Lubell’s short piece about Dodger Stadium in The Los Angeles Review of Books does a great job of explaining why so many of us who aren’t fans of Lasorda’s boys (that’s still how I think of them) love watching games at Chavez Ravine. Go Giants.
- Here’s a link to the Hulu page for Peep Show, the greatest comedy ever to air on television. If you haven’t seen this show, tell your friends to fuck off this weekend and watch every episode.
- You should read or reread this 1956 interview of William Faulkner that Jean Stein conducted for The Paris Review. It’s when Faulkner coined his famous “own little postage stamp of native soil” phrase. Dude was so great. He was also apparently a thunderous lay, according to his girlfriend. For a nice roundup of Faulkner’s sexploits, go here.
- And this.