School's not in session, but with only a couple of weeks left before la rentrée is upon us, it's time to start getting your brain back into shape.
If you have any interest in Paris, you ought to know a little something about Walter Benjamin. Read about his pot habit in this week's New Yorker.
What does "Glandridi glassala tuffm Izimbrabim/ Blassa galassasa tuffm Izimbrabim" mean? Find out if it really matters in this piece on Dada in the New York Review of Books
"I, for one, am not prepared to believe that Ann Coulter is made in God's image without seeing some proof." Me either. Jerry Coyne recenters the debate on Coulter's latest "book."
Tired of reading? Watch the late great Michel Foucault lay out his entire philosophy to the impossibly irritating Noam Chomsky on You Tube:
It's about 8 minutes long. You're allowed to go to the bathroom when Chomsky speaks.