A few items that have recently caught my eye:
1. Michael Shermer on Why Darwin Matters to Creationists.
2.Dan Gilbert talks about the evolution of Happiness:
3. David Horowitz talks about the backlash he got from suggesting that his fellow conservatives should start thinking rationally about their opposition to Barack Obama.
4.The Equestrian in the Can, by Rebecca Schjumeda
5. Christopher Hitchens takes Mos Def to school, but I don't think Mos will be graduating:
6.Doubt. I just got around to watching this movie; great performances, great writing. It doesn't waste a moment, and is still with me the day after.
7.50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice, by Geoffry K. Pullum
8. Bill Frisell's Ron Carter. Enjoy yourself: