I'm afraid I've gotten too busy to keep up with this like I used to--I keep catching things I want to post about and never getting around to posting them. So here we'll have a link dump, but first I wanted to mention:
I AM THIS HIPSTER PUPPY:
It's true. I will give a lecture about the problematic nature of "world music" to most anyone. Maybe not a full 20 minutes, though.
Anyhoodle, here are some things I've been meaning to post about:
Kate Harding on Kevin Smith's Southwest experience and the perils of flying while fat.
Ta-Nehisi Coates on how we define terrorism, who is a terrorist and who is not, and the lessons we have failed to learn from our national history of domestic race terrorism.
Finally, this article on depression and what it does to your brain--and what it may do for your brain--struck a chord with me.