Blogging may be sparse at the moment, but I'll be writing in this space for another month, so I hope you'll keep checking in. For now, though, I'll send you off to other places: To the latest issue of the Atlantic, where you'll find a provocative excerpt from Robert Wright's next book (thick with claims I hope to argue with at some point), as well as Hanna Rosin on breast-feeding, T.C. Boyle on California wildfires, Josh Green on the Harvard of pot schools, James Parker on slasher films, and much, much more; to the latest TNR, for David Nirenberg's fascinating review essay on Paula Fredriksen's Augustine and the Jews; and to the latest New Yorker, for D.T. Max's engaging profile of Tony Gilroy.
The U.S. is particularly miserable at putting aside money for the future. Should we blame our paychecks or our psychology?