- Finally, a book of fiction I can and should read WHILE I’m writing my dissertation, on the pretense that it’s highly relevant: TC Boyle’s When the Killing’s Done . (NPR’s review here.)
- The story of “Lucy,” a chimpanzee reared like a human child, on RadioLab (there’s some great programming on RadioLab). Brace yourselves.
- Mark Bittman on how not to make oatmeal (hint: the way McDonald’s does).
- Always look on the bright side of life: nuclear war could reverse global warming.