-- In this piece, Mark Bowden "challenges the conventional wisdom about online sexual predators, and blurs the lines among crime, 'intent,' and enticement."

-- Bored? Help these people design an open source laser cutter!

-- David Brooks defends the humanities from what he takes to be their inevitable decline. The best part of the column: The Big Shaggy.

-- This American Life: "In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association declared that homosexuality was not a disease simply by changing the 81-word definition of sexual deviance in its own reference manual."

-- Robin Hanson argues that "self-control is slavery." It's a fascinating post that blends economic history and original analysis.

-- Back in 1999 Time named the 100 worst ideas of the century.