Terrifying Science Times lede of the week: "The United States has no clear military policy about how the nation might respond to a cyberattack..."
For the first time, England's new Poet Laureate is a woman, Carol Ann Duffy.
Robert Gates' supposedly slash-and-burn Defense Department budget isn't really that revolutionary, but this guy's idea about military spending is.
Colson Whitehead can't not sound cool.
Wade through a few hundred words of verbal taffeta from James Wolcott, and you get a terrifically awful anecdote about Susan Sontag.
James Agee at Harvard. As you might expect, the experience-thirsting, romantic Agee was really good at being in college: