MEDIA OF THE WEEK 11/15

  1. Jill Lepore says political polls are unreliable and misleading. Even if they present an exact representation of the public opinion, can we handle a direct democracy?
  2. In the case of Grime and Punishment, Justice John Hodgman rules against hiring a house cleaner so that the husband must clean the house or admit himself that a housekeeper is necessary.
  3. George Saunders writes about an absurdist world where television commercials come to life ("In Persuasion Nation") and the Air Forces PR division experiences inner turmoil ("CommComn").
  4. David Rees learns how to pet a dog.
  5. Started reading the book-app, "The Pickle Index", the story of a society dominated by a ruthless dictator who subjects her subjects to a life built around the cultivation and consumption of all things pickled.