the archivist September 21, 2020

Olga Khazan | The Atlantic: We Expect Too Much From Our Romantic Partners. A new book explores how marriage has changed in recent years, and why that’s made staying married harder.

Stuart Firestein | Nautilus: How Pseudoscientists Get Away With It. “They imitate the ways in which science works and make claims as if they were scientists because even they recognize the power of a scientific approach.”

Zoe Chance | Psychology Today: How Congresswoman Katie Porter May Have Just Saved Your Life. Click-baity headline, but interesting discussion of Porter’s rhetorical techniques.

Bertrand Russell | Nobel Lecture: What Desires Are Politically Important? A 1950 lecture that holds up in modern society.

Francky Knapp | Messy Nessy Chic: From Frida to Shakespeare, the Amazing Things They Did whilst “Social Distancing.”

Charles Louis Richter | Contingent Magazine: The Trouble with Triscuits… is that they’re delicious. We may never know where the name comes from, though.

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