What we read while changing our opinions on the morality of condoms…
- Ron Paul condemned the new airport body-scanners, but TSA insists that they are here to stay. Well, at least we know America’s airports are safe! This also presents an interesting Fourth Amendment (the second best!) question.
- Speaking of law, the New York Times ran a fascinating article that empirically establishes that Sandra Day O’Connor relied on her clerks to write opinions more than any other contemporary justice.
- LeBron James isn’t the only Akronite who hasn’t exactly reaped the benefits yet of taking his talents to South Beach. Michael Kruse delivers an interesting feature on journalist Brian Windhorst, whose career arc has mirrored that of James.
- The New Yorker tries to get some perspective on the recent late night wars by looking back at Dick Cavett. Speaking of NBC, the network unveiled its midseason schedule last week. It got at least one thing right…
- In a special for Sports Illustrated, Benjamin Hochman tries to answer a question everyone in Denver has been wondering these last two months: Why did Kenny McKinley choose to die? Hochman references this stunningly introspective and affecting piece by Woody Paige on his own battles with depression.
- It’s always fun when the Brits tackle masculinity.
- Not that NPI wants to feed the media’s obsession with all thing Sarah Palin, but the Times ran a story on her “inner circle.” (We draw the line at any and all links having to do with DWTS.) It recalled, of course, New York‘s previous feature on the Palin brand.
- We’re sure James Frey is none too pleased about this piece on his fiction factory. Meanwhile, this book review is OK by us. Or is that O.K.?