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December 17, 2012 10:31 AM The Heroism of a Teacher: At Once Unfathomable and the Most Sensible Thing in the World

Liviu Librescu was a prominent engineering researcher who also happened to be a Holocaust survivor. He was shot to death in the Virginia Tech massacre. At age 76, Librescu was able to hold off the gunman long enough at his...

By Harold Pollack

September 13, 2012 10:22 AM Kennedy Center Dishonors (2012 edition)

The new Kennedy Center Honors list is out. Now, granted, there's no reason anyone should care about the Kennedy Center Honors, but nevertheless... This year's popular music honoree is...Led Zeppelin. More specifically, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones....

By Jonathan Bernstein

August 16, 2012 10:14 AM Pussy Riot - In Their Own Words

While Americans continue to fret about whether Paul Ryan will help or hurt Mitt Romney’s presidential chances, a remarkable drama is unfolding in the Russian political sphere. Three members of the Russian “feminist punk-rock collective” Pussy Riot have been on...

By Joshua Tucker

July 02, 2012 12:27 PM Politics Everywhere: Iggy Pop’s, Um, Well…Just Read the Post.

Q: Has your relationship with your penis changed? A: I would characterize it sort of like a powerful interest group within a political party at this point. It used to be the entire political party. Interview here. Hat tip...

By John Sides

May 30, 2012 10:56 AM R.I.P. Doc Watson

Bonus tributes to Earl Scruggs and Merle Watson too.  Here is the Los Angeles Times obituary. [Cross-posted at The Monkey Cage]...

By John Sides