Matt Taibi explains how the media -- the suits, not the reporters -- get to decide who runs for higher office.
Albino Monday: Once again Hans comes through with this week’s white animal. It’s a red-tail hawk.
Graham Jeffery has a gallery of beautiful smoke photographs enhanced with color by computer.
Timewaster of the Week: Zoomquilt is an on-going collaborative art project that was started in 2007.
Today’s long read is a fantastic critique of cruise ships by David Foster Wallace. It’s a pdf.