Monthly Archives: September 2014

The NY Times gets misty-eyed for France: yuck

In a guilty sort of way, I enjoyed Roger Cohen’s (@NYtimescohen) heavy-handed article extolling the virtues of idyll (idle?) rural France, where the people have the gall to imagine a life beyond profit. Yes: there are things to be valued beyond the most efficient way to conduct a transaction. It is certainly possible that French […]


Enjoying Grantland’s coverage of the ongoing FIBA “World Cup.” Apparently, it’s not uncommon for countries to turn NBA players or former prospects into naturalized citizens, who can then play for their national team. Rafe Bartholomew breaks down how the talented, notorious, talentedly notorious Andray Blatche is somewhat bizarrely playing for Galas Pilipinas, the Philippines national […]