Category Archives: Good Reads

Chuck Klosterman’s 23 Questions – Part III

Chuck Klosterman is the author of numerous books and essays on pop culture. In his bestselling Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; A Low Culture Manifesto, he had an interlude piece titled “23 Questions I Ask Everybody I Meet In Order To … Continue reading

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Podcast On Writing (And Sports, And Food)

I’ve been stuck in a rut with my podcast rotation. I listen to five podcasts. Since I started regularly appearing on House of Punte, I’ve stopped listening to that, so now I’m down to four. Surprisingly Free is a great … Continue reading

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Libertarianism, Lady-Style

I recently gave a talk to a group of interns about how to make the most of their semester inside the beltway. During the q+a, one intern asked about meeting people in town. You know, to date. I laughingly replied … Continue reading

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Philanthroper – A Groupon For Charities

One thing I struggle with since we started this space is how to creatively espouse libertarianism. In many ways, it’s easy to reduce this writing to a kind of fingers-in-my-ears denialism, na-na-na-na-na I can’t hear you, I know why you’re … Continue reading

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It’s A Good Day For Reading

Snow has basically paralyzed DC again, and closed our office building. That means coffee and blankets and laptops and books, so today sounds like a perfect day for a linkfest! Here’s what I’m reading while the ground is blanketed with the … Continue reading

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Links For My Bros of All Species*.

This weekend everyone defrosted their fridges, and crocheted Christmas presents for their parents. What? You can TOO crochet an ashtray. So enjoy a Tuesday link dump. Is Batman a State Actor? That’s right, ladies and virgins with law degrees, there’s a … Continue reading

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Frank Sinatra Was Bad Ass.

I love Frank Sinatra. Not just for his voice, not just for his aura of effortless cool. I don’t love him just because he had style or wit or the courage to live life on his own terms. These things … Continue reading

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Bill Buckley and ‘Professional’ Moralists

I was recently rereading Happy Days Were Here Again: Reflections of a Libertarian Journalist, a collection of William Buckley’s columns and short essays. In one piece, from 1987 (timely journalism!) Is There a Role for the Moralist?, he looks at … Continue reading

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Good Reads

Spent a lot of time reading recently, thanks to the holiday and airports. Here’s the best articles I plowed through using Instapaper: David Lynch Keeps His Head – The late David Foster Wallace visits a David Lynch set (Lost Highway), … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing: Soup For You?

Nothing says “take a nap” like a cold rainy fall day. Like Arlington, today. I woke when it was dark, and will return home in the dark. All day long, a chill has crept inside my sweater, has played around … Continue reading

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