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Fans of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Don’t panic — May 25th is Towel Day!

Napoleon’s Looted Art: He and his troops pillaged art on a vast scale. What did they take and what happened to it?

Why do some countries drive on the left and others on the right?

The Tactical Order of Dressing: An Illustrated Guide (as taught to military and emergency personnel). Related: Because it’s important to always be battle-ready: How to Poop Like a Samurai.

The pistachios that need police protection.

You Can Now Legally Compost Dead Family In Washington State.

ICYMI, most recent links are here, and include turning everyday items into improvised weapons, treating depression by smoking psychedelic toad milk, and why car keys stopped working in one small Ohio town.

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The Age of Miscalculation

On August 7, 1998, more than 200 people were killed in terrorist attacks on U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. Americans learned three names most of them never had heard before: Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden, and al-Qaeda. On August 20, 1998, President Bill Clinton ordered a ... Read More
Sports

Jay-Z Joins the Ranks of the Insufficiently Woke

Rapper and mogul Jay-Z announced his company’s new partnership with the National Football League and has made much of the social-justice Left furious: I think that we forget that Colin [Kaepernick]’s whole thing was to bring attention to social injustice, correct? So, in that case, this is a success; this is ... Read More
Culture

‘Good Verse, Bad Verse, and Chaos’

I love reading Sarah Ruden, and I’ve enjoyed the attention given to Walt Whitman in these pages over the last few days. Ruden gives the poet the back of her hand for being championed by — angels and ministers of grace, defend us! — intellectuals and professors, a poet “whom ordinary Americans most ... Read More