Stockpiling Aluminium, Nicholas Cage, and Life Without Air Conditioning

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need SupplementsThe Atlantic
“Seven previous studies had already shown that vitamins increased the risk of cancer and heart disease and shortened lives. Still, in 2012, more than half of all Americans took some form of vitamin supplements.”

Explaining the Rolling Stone Cover, by a Boston NativeRolling Stone
“If indeed we were just a celebrity/gossip mag that covered nothing but rock stars and pop-culture icons, and we decided to boost sales and dabble in hard news by way of putting a Jim Morrison-esque depiction of a mass murderer on our cover, that really would suck and we would deserve all of this criticism.”

A Shuffle of Aluminum, but to Banks, Pure GoldThe New York Times
“Hundreds of millions of times a day, thirsty Americans open a can of soda, beer or juice. And every time they do it, they pay a fraction of a penny more because of a shrewd maneuver by Goldman Sachs and other financial players that ultimately costs consumers billions of dollars.”

JK Rowling and the Chamber of Literary FameBloomberg
“After all, if she can impress the critics without the benefit of her towering reputation, then surely her success is deserved. And yet what this episode actually reveals is the opposite: that Rowling’s spectacular career is likely more a fluke of history than a consequence of her unique genius.”

How to Live Without Air ConditioningThe Boston Globe
“The human body is quite well suited to deal with heat if we let it, and if we back away just a little bit from our assumptions about what it means to be comfortable, it’s easy to picture an alternate reality in which, instead of flipping on the freon at the slightest provocation, we learn to cope with the air we have.”

Nicholas Cage: ‘People Think I’m Not in on the Joke’ The Guardian
“There is a misperception, if you will, in critical response or even in Hollywood, that I can only do exaggerated characters. Or what they would call over-the-top performances.”

The Chewing Sound and the FuryNew Statesman
“We’re all annoyed by annoying sounds: fingernails on chalkboards, car alarms, Gilbert Gottfried’s screech. But some people are more than merely annoyed—certain sounds can send them into an agonized frenzy.”

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