Mike makes a good case for it, while also citing those who disagree with him. One could get lost in the all the links he posted on the subject.
For those of you who do not yet know Monsters of Folk, it is made up of Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis of Brights, Yim James of My Morning Jacket, and M. Ward. I have been listening to the full stream on myspace for the last few days and am very excited to own the album. I will probably be seeing them in October.
James McGrath talks about the difficulty of Historical Objectivity
As an historian myself, I found this post extremely helpful. It is so difficult (nay impossible) to talk about history in an objective manner.
The Neo-Cons are having more Town Hall Meetings
I’m not quite sure what to make of this…
The Anarchy of Success
How do we really know when something is successful? Andrew Gray has some good thoughts on this.
Clothes, Labels, and Students
Students and their need for designer clothes, and the problems it creates.