Featuring many quotes from Barbara Ehrenreich's book Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy.
A short excerpt from her book Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of the Middle Class.
A follow-up from Viva La Revolucion: The Changing Face of Global Activism. What can we learn from the printing press and Evgeny Morozov? (video)
  July 1st was Canada Day. Many people painted red maple leaves on their faces and sang O Canada: a dreadful, outdated, whiny piece of music.
  David Christian gives a TED talk on Big History, an intellectual movement which views history from "the Big Bang to the present". (video)
  Mark Kurlansky writes books about how food has influenced human history. And other stuff. This is a brief appreciation of what he does, in point form.
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