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The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

 The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Interesting articles on the moral brain, prepping a corpse in Appalachia and surviving the 1966 UT mass shooting. See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

 The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Great articles on Comanche warriors, It's A Wonderful Life, Jamaican dancehall and more right here See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

 The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Check out interesting articles on Lizzie Borden, the Salem Witch Trials and others. See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

 The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read tons of great articles, some of them really good. Here are the best of the bunch for your enjoyment. See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

 The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Chuck and Josh read tons of articles. Here are the best of the bunch. Enjoy them with our compliments. See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

 The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

On any given week, Josh and Chuck read a lot of interesting articles. Check out this post with links to the best articles they've read this week. See more »

 Florida Did Not Accidentally Outlaw Sex; or, How Slow Weekend News Cycles Work

(Please excuse the subject matter; this post is on media criticism, not really on illegal and corrupt sex acts.) Infrequent, it is when the topic of zoophilia makes the news cycle. Which is what makes the news cycle during the second weekend in May 2011 remarkable. Zoophilia, the clinical term for the more vulgar term bestiality (vulgar being a less common term for common), was all over the place in the last news cycle. See more »

 CNN Oddly Celebrates Hero Libyan Suicide Bomber

So I like to think it's pretty tough to disgust me. But a piece last night on the Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer on CNN managed to come pretty close. The piece in question, which has been thoroughly buried, meaning I can't dig it up, was a human interest segment on a suicide bomber in Libya. The weird thing, it was done in the same way Western media approaches stories on American troops who jump on grenades to save the rest of their platoon or a the normal guy who loses his life rescuing a kid from a burning building. Except, as I've said, this was a suicide bomber. See more »

 Chuck's Podcast Playlist

Since we get asked so much about our favorite podcasts, I decided to share my iTunes playlist. These are all shows I listen to pretty much weekly. Or I save them up and mainline them. Podcasting is still an emerging media, so much so that Wordpress is telling me that "podcast" is a misspelling. Listening to other podcasts is good for everybody who chooses this conduit to get their message out to the world. It's pretty cool when you think about it. See more »