Last link roundup of 2016. Happy New Year!
This article is interesting for all kinds of reasons. The proffered explanation that "Asian carriers including us [Korean Air] have not imposed tough standards because of Asian culture", the claim that the offending passenger had two and a half shots of whiskey and then claimed to be blackout drunk [possible for a Korean, but not plausible in my mind], and the recent increase in violent incidents on Korean airlines.
Part of my sad, continuing series on how American women are having increasing problems with alcohol.
Thomas Sowell was a formative influence on me. I read a number of his books in high school, and while I haven't read his column in a very long time, I think of him very fondly. Enjoy your retirement, Dr. Sowell.
Ross Douthat explores the mysteries of human life.
A bit of history on LucasArts, Lucasfilm's in-house videogame studio.
A short piece about the Snowball Earth hypothesis.
Brett McKay at the Art of Manliness argues that we need to rediscover healthy challenges to restore our masculinity to balance.
Jacobin Mag entertains a counter-factual about what the United States would be like if disease hadn't killed most of the inhabitants of the Americas post-Columbus.