Edited two posts. Think this commentary on Eliza Griswold’s “Modern City” is much, much clearer. It’s still pretty difficult; I’m trying to get at the problem of how human perspective is some kind of appropriation. Think “Skyrim and Political Philosophy” will fly and if there’s something that’s just way too unclear there, let me know – I think the recent edits made one of the more obscure passages a lot better.
- “The US is willing to release the five prisoners without the condition that the Taliban denounce al Qaeda. The Taliban have refused to denounce al Qaeda or even sever ties with the group since the US invasion of Afghanistan in the fall of 2001.”
- This breakdown of Chris Bosh’s defense in Game 7 is a really good read. Seemed like he was in position to challenge multiple attempts to score on a lot of plays. Also, see Tim Donaghy’s breakdown of the ref’s calls in Game 7. And, um, this.
- Every day I learn more respect for what journalists do. Here’s Weigel’s recollection of Michael Hastings.
- Stephen Colbert’s tribute to his late mother needs no comment.