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Write on sci, books, sports, & other culture for NY Times, NatGeo, Slate, PacificStand, Aeon, etal. Writing The Orchid & The Dandelion. Papa, hiker, skier, amig

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David Dobbs writes features and essays for publications including The New York Times, National Geographic, Slate, Wired.com, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications. Several of his stories have been chosen for leading science anthologies; most recently, his much-discussed feature for the Atlantic, "The Orchid Children," was selected by Jerome Groopman for Ecco/HarperPerennial's Best American Science Writing 2010. He is now writing a book, working title ...

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Gourevitch and Langwiesche on GermanWings crash; play war and real war; Mad Men’s dark bright side.

daviddobbs.net — A Bewildering Crash. Philip Gourevitch at The New Yorker. Just as the brevity of the flight, and the apparent spontaneity of the captain's decision to leave the cockpit-to stretch a leg? or take a piss? or have a chat?

Conversation with @h2so4hurts, @matthewherper, @WilliamGerber1, @sesiegler and @ewanbirney

Calvin and Hobbes walk into a bar. Grammar cop says Oh no they didn’t.

daviddobbs.net — From today's Read 2 You'd think a column arguing that Calvin and Hobbes is the best comic strip ever couldn't start an argument. Yet it does. Also, Mary Norris rocks. Why Calvin and Hobbes was America's most profound comic strip . Christopher Caldwell at The Wall Street Journal.

How you read, how Munro writes, how people falsely confess, what soldiers carry home. And that thing.

tinyletter.com — Reading is all about association. Nancy Andreasen on association cortices, in "Secrets of the Creative Brain," The Atlantic. [T]he most extensively developed regions in the human brain are known as association cortices. These regions help us interpret and make use of the specialized information collected by the primary visual, auditory, sensory, and motor regions.

Neuron Culture

daviddobbs.net — Here are three of the five items on today's edition of my semi-regular "Read 2 of these and call me in the morning" mailing. The life, death, and resurrection of Alice Munro's stories. By Alice Munro. I'm having a delicious time reading Munro's Selected Stories, 1968-1994 (Vintage, 1997), which I picked up a couple weeks ago while browsing a used bookstore in San Francisco.

That kinky Christie Brinkley fashion ad in yesterday’s Times? I torched it in slow-mo.

That weird threesome fashion shoot in today's Times? I set it on fire. Thing is HOT.

vimeo.com — This is "That weird threesome fashion shoot in today's Times? I set it on fire. Thing is HOT." by David Dobbs on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Putin has Asperger’s? Pete Etchells says Now wait just a goddamned minute here

daviddobbs.net — On Wednesday, USA Today ran a report that a US Naval College researcher concluded from "movement pattern analysis" that Vladimir Putin has Asperger's. The fabulosu Pete Etchells, over at the Guardian, shows why we should wonder not only about this idea, but, yet again, about how the Pentagon spends its money.

Brian Williams might well be misremembering rather than lying

linkis.com — It seems incredible that someone might misremember whether they were in a chopper crash. Ford Vox, a physician who specializes in spinal and brain injuries and has treated many people with memory p... ⇨ Proceed to the page: http://linkis.com/ibqE4

Brian Williams might well be misremembering rather than lying

daviddobbs.net — It seems incredible that someone might misremember whether they were in a chopper crash. Ford Vox, a physician who specializes in spinal and brain injuries and has treated many people with memory problems, explains how it could happen: You may wonder how its possible that Williams tricked himself into such a vivid false memory told in such detail.
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Mar 27, 2015

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Mar 27, 2015

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Mar 27, 2015

Yep. He and Fallows set the standard. RT @Kia_Mak: @David_Dobbs he’s the best at what he does

Mar 27, 2015

RT @jtaylornyt: On your commute, take a minute to think about the three guys who are hurtling toward the International Space Station. nytimes.com/live/internati…

Mar 27, 2015

@Kia_Mak bc 1) he’s always sharp, 2) was a skillful crisp ivw, & 3) refreshing to see someone say “Slow down.”

Mar 27, 2015

RT @DaveCullen: This pilot committed murder AND suicide. The suicide is typically the driving force in mass murder-suicides. @TIME @David_Dobbs

Mar 27, 2015

RT @DaveCullen: Most people refuse to focus on the suicide half of murder-suicides, which is why we don’t understand them. @TIME @David_Dobbs

Mar 27, 2015

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