The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Josh Clark

How to Drink Vermouth, Beyond the Martini On Bon Apetit, David Lynch(?) writes about an overlooked and underappreciated fortified wine.

The Perfect Killer On Science Illustrated, Jason makes the case for the dragonfly being perhaps the world's deadliest predator.

Fact or Fiction?: Dark Matter Killed the Dinosaurs In Scientific American, Lee BIllings writes about a bizarre but increasingly studied hypothesis of what causes Earth's cataclysmic extinctions.

The flowers I gave my girlfriend before she left me aren't dead yet On TomScheve.com, Tom Scheve writes a poem about a broken heart.

The Scene of the Crime In the New Yorker, Seymour Hersh visits My Lai in Vietnam for the first time since he broke the news of the 1968 massacre there.

The Engineering of Consent In a 1947 article in the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Edward Bernays lays out how to best manipulate people using the media.

A National Gang of Identity Thieves Started Right Here in Broward In the Broward Palm Beach New Times, Kyle Swenson writes about the Felony Lane Gang.

Defensive architecture: 'Sleeping rough opened my eyes to the city's barbed cruelty' In The Guardian, Alex Andreou writes about public architecture intentionally designed to make life uncomfortable for homeless people.

That Despotic Clown On AdWeek, Gabriel Beltrone writes about Taco Bell's new ad campaign that targets McDonald's.