Entries by Anne Laurie

Tuesday Evening Open Thread: Kids, These Days!

New scienterrific theory says that King Tutankhamun died in a chariot crash. No mention of an inscription translated as “Live fast, die young, make a beautiful corpse”, but that would seem exquisitely suited to the cultural context… In the Atlantic, Alexander Huls explains “The Ender’s Game Movie Is Secretly a Defense of Millennials”: … A […]

Monday Evening Open Thread: History Repeating

(Ted Rall via GoComics.com) . There’s still plenty worth reading in the Washington Post, including this column from Matt Miller: Voiceover: It’s December 1, 1936 — in the Crossfire tonight — Americans begin signing up for FDR’s new “Social Security” program — but can the post office handle the volume? And is it essential protection […]