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Veep, cringe comedy, and laughing at Washington so you don’t cry
MAY 13, 2014 by MICHAEL NOLAN
Power-worship in D.C. and shows about it is nothing new. Playing it for slapstick rather than fetishizing it, however, makes Veep a welcome change of pace.
MAY 02, 2014 by MICHAEL NOLAN
NBA players offer a reminder that we needn't look to the State to inflict costs on odious people.
MARCH 05, 2014 by MICHAEL NOLAN
A new documentary shows North Koreans as agents of their own liberation.
Searching for Sugar Man and spontaneous order
FEBRUARY 05, 2014 by MICHAEL NOLAN
Music creates spontaneous, unpredictable communications directly from person to person. That makes it essential to life--and a persistent threat to power.
JANUARY 28, 2014 by MICHAEL NOLAN
The feds are after Charlie Shrem because he didn't rat out Silk Road users.
A new university puts faculty and students together [gasp] specifically to learn
JANUARY 17, 2014 by MICHAEL NOLAN
The University of Minnesota–Rochester was created to serve its students, not its faculty. And it's doing so at (relatively) bargain rates.
Breaking Bad shows exactly how entertainment can become art, and why the distinction matters
OCTOBER 16, 2013 by MICHAEL NOLAN
There's a lot that can be said about Breaking Bad. What's more interesting--and what makes it art--is what our reactions say about each of us.
The latest bizarre rationale for bombing yet another country.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 by MICHAEL NOLAN
The Economist really, really wants the United States to bomb Syria. And they really don't want a President asking permission before doing so. Apparently, unlimited power is only a problem when it's the other guy.
AUGUST 07, 2013 by MICHAEL NOLAN
Last week, I wrote about location-independent work. Jessica Mans from Life Remotely, which opened my eyes to just how, well … really cool this lifestyle can be, graciously took some time to talk about location independence with us.
Customize Your Life with Location Independence
JULY 31, 2013 by MICHAEL NOLAN
Working from wherever you want to be isn't necessarily easy, but taking your happiness into your own hands never is. In exchange for the risk, you get to step away from the forms of bondage--especially to distant, maybe unattainable dreams--that most of us experience on a daily basis.