Work and the weather have been beating the crap out of me, but I still managed to track down a few stories for you to take a look at this weekend:
Take Me Out To The Brain Game - SBNation
New Order: What's Behind the Sudden Surge in Pitchers Batting Eighth - Grantland
This is Baseball--British-Style - Vice Sports
Football in a Time of War: The Strange Story of the Steagles - priceonomics
The 9 Bullet Points of Doom for ESPN - Medium
Farming Hops During The Ultra-Hoppy Beer Craze - Modern Farmer. For Pete and Brian.
Unhealthy Fixation - Slate. On opposition to GMOs.
New Push for Sanctions on Belarussian Potash - Wall Street Journal. From a New Mexico Congressman. New Mexico produces 75% of the nation's potash.
The Fall Of A Dairy Darling: How Cottage Cheese Got Eclipsed By Yogurt - The Salt
The Really Big One - The New Yorker
Room At The Inn - Cincinnati Magazine
The Zankou Chicken Murders - Los Angeles Magazine. An old article, but interesting.
Intel Rechisels the Tablet on Moore's Law - Wall Street Journal. At some previous point, I noted the flexible definition of Moore's Law. Expect it to slow down more in the future.
The Age of Megaprojects - Project Syndicate. Also, the age of looting through public-private projects. Any savings from PPPs are in cutting worker wages, which is more than offset by returns paid to private capital. That is a feature of PPPs, not a bug.
The Destruction of a Black Suburb - Citylab. Interesting regional history.
Loyalist marches and bonfires are going the way of the Confederate flag - Irish Central. Not quickly enough for my taste. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Also, see Confederate Madness, Then and Now - The Daily Beast
Congress Attempts to Run the Government Under Norquist Rules - New York Magazine. Idiots following a jackass.
Kansas's Teacher Exodus - The Atlantic. The Republican war on public education in action.
The world eats cheap bacon at the expense of North Carolina's rural poor - Quartz