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Articles I liked from the week of July 24th, 2016.

  1. Trump: Tribune Of Poor White PeopleI wrote last week about the new nonfiction book Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance, the Yale Law School graduate who…

  1. The Healing Power of VenomScorpions and other animals that deploy toxins to survive are becoming increasingly important allies in humanity’s fight against ailments ranging from…
  2. How The Cures For Cancer Snuck Up On UsCancer cells under the microscope. Nephron / CC / Via en.wikipedia.org “I’ve got follicular lymphoma,” says Julie Davis, a financial paraplanner in her fifties.…
  3. Can an Indie ISP Beat Comcast?By Mar 14, 2016 Mar 14, 2016 Warehouse spaces give way to boutiques as we descend from Potrero Hill into the Mission district, and Rudy Rucker and Alex Menendez…
  4. Breast-Feeding the Microbiome - The New YorkerThis is an edited excerpt from “ I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life ,” which will be published on August 9th by Ecco, an…
    Humans have much more complex breast milk than other species. Many of the sugars in breast milk don't nourish the baby but pass unharmed through the digestive tract where they nourish populations of benficial bacteria.
  5. Cosmpolitanism, It's a Beautiful ThingOne of my favorite newish phrases is "It's a beautiful thing." I picked it up from a client, a globe-trotting tech executive who jets around movin' and shakin',…

  1. Change the Police | Easily DistractedI often make an argument that we should be generous towards minor acts of professional misjudgment, particularly those caught on video, that no one deserves to…
  2. Can Software Eat GodGrowing up, I turned atheist the very first time I considered religion seriously. It was of course, the naive atheism of a nerdy, science-and-tech-obsessed…
  3. Is Gentrification Really a Problem?At the Golden Globe Awards, in January, Ennio Morricone won Best Original Score for his contribution to “The Hateful Eight,” the Quentin Tarantino Western.…

  1. The Systems of the WorldSarah Perry is a contributing editor of Ribbonfarm. Martial artist and folk hero Bruce Lee founded the martial art known as jeet kune do, “the style of no…