Brian’s Saturday Morning Links


Not enough sleep? Echoes of a faint hangover? Then it’s time for Saturday Morning Links.

Dahlia Lithwick and Doug Kendall point out that conservative politicians who are upset about empathetic judges probably ought to stick a sock in it.

Whether you’re an academic or a free-lance writer, you might want to take a look at this piece on the inside of an essay mill.

On the lighter side, TYMKIBDI presents famous Americans depicted with bald heads.

And from the world of cool science stuff, a couple of pics of the Space Shuttle crossing the sun (which can’t happen all that often) and in the Galapagos, scientists studying the tortoises have mounted cameras on them. That’ll make for some potentially interesting footage.

Brian Spears is Senior Poetry Editor of The Rumpus and the author of A Witness in Exile (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011). His poem “Upon Reading That Andromeda Will One Day Devour Triangulum and Come For Us Next” was featured in Season 9 of Motion Poems. More from this author →