The Week’s Best Reads

March 22, 2014
The Week’s Best Reads

The Scientific Quest to Prove Bisexuality Exists Benoît Denizet-Lewis, The New York Times Magazine How a new breed of activists is using science to show—once and for all—that someone can be truly attracted to both a man and a woman.

The Overprotected Kid Hanna Rosin, The Atlantic A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.

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Pixel and Dimed Sarah Kessler, Fast Company For one month, I became the “micro-entrepreneur” touted by companies like TaskRabbit, Postmates, and Airbnb. Instead of the labor revolution I had been promised, all I found was hard work, low pay, and a system that puts workers at a disadvantage.

The Strange Case of Paul de Man Peter Brooks, The New York Review of Books The mysterious European émigré who became the father of deconstruction in American literature departments has long been controversial for his dark past. Despite being decades in the making, a highly anticipated new biography fails to shed any light on the story.

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My Dementia Gerda Saunders, Slate Telling who I am before I forget.

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