Is anybody else reading this webcomic? It seems extremely excellent.
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From Kacper Kiec, digital splatter images of superheroes.
Story finds Lipsky accompanying Wallace across the country on a book tour promoting “Infinite Jest,” just as Wallace starts to become famous. Along the way, jealousy and competition bubbles up between the two writers as they discuss women, depression and the pros and cons of fame.
Look, I love Jason Segel, but the first thing that comes to mind when I think of DFW is not “lovable doofus”. Fingers crossed, I suppose.
We examine the impact of the Americanization of names on the labor market outcomes of migrants. We construct a novel longitudinal data set of naturalization records in which we track a complete sample of migrants who naturalize by 1930.
We find that migrants who Americanized their names experienced larger occupational upgrading. Some, such as those who changed to very popular American names like John or William, obtained gains in occupation-based earnings of at least 14%.
We show that these estimates are causal effects by using an index of linguistic complexity based on Scrabble points as an instrumental variable that predicts name Americanization. We conclude that the tradeoff between individual identity and labor market success was present since the early making of modern America.
A) What. I need to go change my name right now.
B) Scrabble points as the IV?! That’s upsettingly brilliant. I wish I had come up with it. Ugh.
With all the doom, gloom, bigotry and pain that we constantly see around us, it’s nice to step back a little and look at the positive things too.
Went to Gumption today, and just spent half an hour reading and admiring. A beautiful, super-minimal fit-out, lovely staff and as always gorgeous gorgeous coffee.
I am an unabashed fanboy of Hazel, Claire and crew that always seem to do things right, nothing more and nothing less.
I think he means “on people”. I’m pretty sure that’s what my face would look like too.
I have no regretz.
just because it’s obvious doesn’t mean that it’s not necessary to do.
"The King" by Tree (prod. by @mctreeg)
One of my favourite beats of the year. Self-described as “soul-trap” which hits the nail on the head.
Brother Ali Freestyles over the 5 Fingers of Death on #SwayInTheMorning (by SwaysUniverse)
I had a bunch of slow-cooked pork and a couple of drinks and now I’m going to spend all night listening to people freestyle because it’s the best. I vaguely prefer on-the-record Ali, but he’s incredibly gifted freestyling too.
Brother Ali, as always, showing people how incredible he is.