Okay, a lot of people have been asking me since I posted a little ditty about having whooping cough, the common name for pertussis: Was I vaccinated? Others have accused me of being part of the problem: If I knew the vaccine wore off, why didn't I get a booster?
There is much to be said about the Atlanta Braves’ announcement that by the 2017 season the esteemed National League baseball franchise will have moved to a new stadium. The team is ditching its old digs, Turner Field, which will be a very young 20 years old when the new one opens. New host Cobb County will reportedly put up $450 million—more than two-thirds the necessary funding.
The anti-vaccination movement is coming to take your good health away.
Their outlook on spending.
The rich are like you and me, it turns out — if you're a millenial. In a New York Times opinion piece, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, an associate professor at the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy who is writing a book on Thorstein Veblen and 21st-century consumption, says that the way the uber-wealthy now spend their money has changed.
The lost history of one of our lowest moments
A new look at the lost history of one of America's lowest moments
From the writings of Stanley Kauffmann
The Silence, 1964
The case for South America's continued importance
The Peruvian-born novelist Daniel Alarcón has become one of the most important modern voices for the countries south of the border.
This piece originally appeared on newstatesman.com.
On 'Nicky's Family,' 'The Artist and the Model' and 'The Act of Killing'
Nicky’s Family is a Czech tribute (stirringly deserved) to Nicholas Winton, the Englishman who organized the rescue of mostly Jewish Czech children from Prague when the Nazis invaded. His organization has been active ever since in similar work. Welcome as this picture is, the tribute is only part of its achievement. It has created a cinematic marvel: a reproduction of Prague in 1939.
The Italian classic that is the least known masterpiece of European Literature