I spent a lot of time reading the internet while nursing in the middle of the night. Here are some of the more interesting things I read this week.
Oliver Sacks on memory–always an interesting guy, and a subject I am quite interested in.
Hilary Mantel on royal bodies–starts with Kate Middleton and gets all the way to Henry VIII. It’s one of those articles that, at the beginning, I think, “Oh, this is very good,” and then it keeps getting better. And better.
An article from TIME on why health care is so expensive (the answer…it’s complicated, and also arbitrary). I heard that this was the longest article TIME has ever published, and I believe it…but it’s worth the effort. Warning: Angry-making.
Alexander Chee on a writing workshop he took with Annie Dillard. I’m so jealous of him, I can hardly think.