We’re too drunk to feel it:

Gushing articles about how delicious Yang’s Fry-Dumpling in Shanghai is really ought to note that it no longer exists, and the entire block is now slated for demolition to become the home of a “New Business Hub.”

— Speaking of Shanghai, the slogan “Better City, Better Life” currently on banners everywhere to advertise Expo 2010, is pretty awesome.

— Is the Afghanistan peace process selling women out?

— A brain-dead public culture will necessarily disadvantage progressives.

— Jonathan Mark argues in Jewish Week that Israel should become more indiscriminate.

K-12 performance pay literature review.

— NPR brings the funny

Japandroids “Young Hearts Spark Fire”.